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Jan 17 2012

MCI to Host International Meeting Planners at IMEX’12 in Frankfurt

The world’s leading international meetings marketplace is marking its 10th Anniversary and if you have not gone in the past, then this is really the year to come to Frankfurt.  In honor of the show’s 10th anniversary there is a series of special activities planned throughout the 3 days. IMEX  really is  the ever-changing face of the meetings industry.  Constantly evolving and with a firm finger on the pulse of all the breaking news and trends, this show really puts you at the center of the action and MCI is inviting you to attend as our guest.

Every year record numbers of international meeting planners find the answers at IMEX, the essential worldwide exhibition for meetings and incentive travel – featuring IMEX Association Day & Evening, a dedicated education and networking day for forward-thinking association executives.  During this special day of education and seminars, IMEX explores key topics and new developments within association management. Association Executives are most welcome at Association Day even if you do not qualify to join the Hosted Association Buyer Program. 

IMEX 2012 is May 22-24 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Year over year IMEX breaks records, and 2011 was no exception. Hosted buyers attending the Frankfurt event placed orders of USD 450 million with exhibitors during the exhibition and were expected to place over USD 2.2 billion of business with IMEX exhibitors in the 12 months following the show.  Here are just some of the statistics from 2011:

* 3500 Exhibitors from 157 countries- largest ever

* 3,887 hosted buyers from 68 countries – largest ever

* 8944  Total hosted buyers and  industry visitors from 90 countries – largest ever

For more details on demographics for IMEX  2011 please click here.

No question IMEX is for serious international meeting professionals.  And in 2012, MCI would like to extend an invitation to our US-based association colleagues to be our guest at IMEX 2012 through the IMEX Hosted Buyers Program!  The IMEX association hosted buyer program includes attendance at IMEX 2012 and IMEX Association Day and Evening on Monday 21 May, the day before the exhibition opens in Frankfurt. Exclusively created for selected buyers, the IMEX Association Hosted Buyer Program offers a complimentary range of benefits, including:

• Economy flights or first class train travel from selected destinations

• Accommodation in a 4 or 5 star hotel

• Transfers between airport – hotel – exhibition

• EXCLUSIVE association education programme

• Fast track access to the show

• Hosted Buyer Lounge access

• Efficient online appointment system

• Dedicated contact at IMEX 

Still not sure you want to attend, then take a closer look at IMEX ‘11 where  3,500 exhibitors from more than 150 countries were brought together for business in three days.

To qualify for MCI’s Guest IMEX  Hosted Buyer Program you must be responsible for planning, organizing, recommending or making financial decisions for events outside the United States.  Most people will attend from May 21-24 in order to attend Association Day and the exhibition, but for those would like to attend the exhibition only that is possible. The exhibition runs from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 May. Please state your travel preferences during the registration process.

[important]Please follow this link to be a part of  MCI’s Guest IMEX 2012 Hosted Buyer Program. Attending IMEX 2012 and IMEX Association Day will be the best decision you make this year.[/important]

If you have questions, please contact Theresa DeConinck at theresa.deconinck@mci-group.com

 

About the author

Theresa

Theresa joined MCI in January 2011. Previous experience was in technology sales and hotel sales for a combined 29 years in sales to the association industry. Previous companies include Marriott Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, and Fusion Productions. At MCI Theresa work with clients to help them grow their organizations internationally, specifically concentrating on meetings and conferences.

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