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Feb 01 2017

Join MCI As Our Guest for IMEX Frankfurt 2017


The world’s leading international meetings marketplace is now in its 15th year and has moved back to a May date. As always IMEX Frankfurt is going to be another incredible experience. Over the years, IMEX has become the leader in  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 and association executives attend IMEX, the essential worldwide exhibition for meetings and incentive travel – featuring IMEX Association Day & Evening, a dedicated education and networking day for association executives.

Association Day – Monday, May 15, 2017

The day before IMEX opens, this event is designed exclusively for association professionals. During this special day of education and seminars, IMEX explores key topics and new developments within association management. This year, Association Day has been researched, and re-designed to ensure that it focuses on only the greatest challenges that association professionals across the world face.

Open to all levels of association professionals registered to attend IMEX as either hosted buyers or visitor buyers, Association Day offers a VIP opportunity to invest in yourself and your association. This year Association Day will be held at the Congress Centre Messe Frankfurt.  A free afternoon of education, co-delivered by ICCA and ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Followed by the much-loved networking reception, Association Evening hosted by Marriott Frankfurt on Monday 15 May from 19:00. It is open to exhibitors who are members of one of the organising associations (ICCA, AIPC, IAEE, DMAI, IAPCO, ESAE, PCMA, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership) and association executives.

Association Day attracts over 300 association executives from nearly 40 countries annually.

Join MCI @ IMEX 2017 – Hosted Buyer Benefits

imex show floor

Year after year, attendees comment that is it the show where business gets done. The atmosphere is almost electric with exhibitors, buyers and visitors alike all “charged up”.  This is where major senior executives from the global meeting services arena meet association leaders to discuss proposals and complete deals.

3,500 exhibitors come to IMEX each year (including tourist boards, convention bureaus, international hotel chains, airlines and destination management companies). They’re poised to do business with the 9,000 visitors (including almost 4,000 hosted buyers) who attend during three energetic and very inspirational days.

In 2017, MCI would like to extend an invitation to our US-based association colleagues to be our guest at IMEX.

April 2016 Show Stats

The IMEX association hosted buyer program offers the following exclusive benefits:

  • Attendance at IMEX 2017 and IMEX Association Day and Evening on Monday, May 15th, the day before the exhibition opens in Frankfurt.

  • Economy flights

  • Accommodations in specially selected 4 or 5 star hotels

  • Ground transfers within Frankfurt from the airport to hotel and to the exhibition

  • Hosted Buyer Lounge access, with complimentary WI-fi and other services

    April 2016 Hosted Buyer Stats

  • Dedicated support team before and during the show

  • Free access to over 200 educational sessions throughout the 3 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 15 – 18 in order to attend Association Day and the exhibition, but for those who would like to attend the exhibition only, that is possible. The exhibition runs from Tuesday, May 16 to Thursday, May 18. Please state your travel preferences during the registration process.

Please follow this link to be a part of  MCI’s Guest IMEX 2017 Hosted Buyer Program.

Attending IMEX 2017 and IMEX Association Day will be the best decision you make this year.

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

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