IMEX America 2023 and IMEX America 2024

IMEX is a massive event, and it can be overwhelming. It’s important to schedule breaks between sessions and to stay hydrated throughout the conference.

Attend sessions with industry experts and learn new skills. Take notes during presentations and be sure to connect with speakers afterward to ask questions. IMEX also hosts networking events and receptions that are great opportunities to meet peers in a more relaxed setting.

IMEX America 2022

IMEX America is the powerhouse show where global meeting and event industry leaders gather to build business. From hotel groups to event technology providers, convention bureaus to airlines, and in-house meeting planners to destination management companies, attendees meet thousands of potential business partners at this colossal conference.

The show floor was brimming with activity and energy as buyers flocked to hosted buyer appointments, education sessions and booths. Many exhibitors reported a significant uptick in business. Many international exhibitors noted an increase in demand, while domestic US demand remained solid.

In addition to a full schedule of educational sessions, IMEX 2022 was bursting with novel features and engaging experiences. These included Encore’s spellbinding Break Free activation; She Means Business, a powerful series of sessions led by notable women in the business events industry; the Events Industry Council People and Planet Village’s unique workshops, CSR activities and installations; and the Listening Labs. These unique offerings delight, inspire and re-energized the IMEX America audience.

IMEX America 2023

IMEX America 2023 is a global meeting of minds that’s bringing together all parts of the events industry to inspire new ideas and business opportunities. Attendees include meeting planners, association executives, corporate event professionals and incentive travel buyers from all around the world.

Whether you’re looking for insights into inclusivity, personal well-being or innovative showcases, you’ll find them at IMEX America 2023. The event is bursting with sessions, and a full pass gives you access to all of them. You can pick and choose sessions that match your professional interests.

Following two years of focusing on event sustainability to protect nature, IMEX Group has shifted educational programming to a new theme in 2023: People and Planet. Attendees will notice several new elements, including major session format shifts and content addressing deeper levels of human nature. You’ll also be able to hear from speakers outside the business event sector, such as accessibility specialist Maayan Ziv. The event takes place from October 17-19 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, USA.

IMEX America 2024

IMEX America 2024 is the leading exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events in North America. It provides a platform for suppliers to meet with buyers face-to-face and do a year’s worth of business in just three days. The event features networking, seminars and pre-scheduled appointments.

The 12th edition of IMEX America closed on a note of welcome reassurance for the business events sector, with attendees reporting both short and long-lead business coming into the show. Attendees at the Mandalay Bay venue – including a record-breaking 15,000 buyers – took part in more than 80,000 meetings, with 73,000 of these being one-to-ones.

IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer is naturally delighted, seeing these figures as further evidence of the robust health of the industry. She also highlights a boost to the show’s scope with new brands bringing in significant hosted buyer numbers and a host of specialist education programs being oversubscribed.

IMEX America 2025

The IMEX America trade show is the world’s biggest gathering of meetings industry suppliers and buyers. It offers specialist education, networking opportunities and a year’s worth of business deals across the show floor at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Several exhibitors reported record buyer numbers and strong traffic at the event that opened this week. IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer said the industry is moving from recovery to growth, with bookings outpacing expectations.

She credited the show’s new format changes, including the Inspiration Hub and a more focus on attendees’ individual human needs as a major factor in this. These include a Smart Monday education day, sessions that address deeper individual concerns and the use of technology to support accessibility.

IMEX also introduced a new onsite navigation app, supported by CrowdConnected. It uses Bluetooth beacon technology to scan badges and provide attendees with instant access to their personalized schedule of meetings. It’s a first for the event, which also used recycled carpet throughout its aisles and booths.