Jan 29 2013

MCI to Host More Buyers to IMEX Frankfurt 2013

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The world’s leading international meetings marketplace is marking its 11th Anniversary. As always IMEX Frankfurt is going to be another incredible experience. Over the years, IMEX  really 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 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 2013 is May 20 – 23 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Each year IMEX grows larger and more engaging. IMEX 2012 saw record numbers of attendees with a 21% rise in the number of individual buyer appointments with exhibitors during the show  Over 64,000 appointments took place between buyers and exhibitors over the three-day trade show, of which 40,000 were made by individual buyers, the remainder being group appointments.  Here are just a few more statistics that you may find incredible:

4,000 hosted buyers attended the show from an overall total of nearly 9,000 visitors from all over the world

140 separate seminars, workshops and short-session campfires took place in the most ambitious education program IMEX has hosted to date

Attendees and exhibitors represented over 70 countries

No question IMEX is for serious international meeting professionals.  And in 2013, MCI would like to extend an invitation to our US-based association colleagues to be our guest at IMEX 2013 through the IMEX Hosted Buyers Program!  The IMEX association hosted buyer program includes attendance at IMEX 2013 and IMEX Association Day and Evening on Monday, May 20, 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 class flights from selected destinations
  • First class train travel from selected destinations
  • Overnight stay in a 4/5 star hotel
  • Transfers airport – hotel – exhibition
  • Hosted buyer lounge access
  • Exclusive registration facilities
  • Dedicated IMEX support team before and during the show
  • Easy to use Online Diary and new online messaging service
  • Outstanding educational opportunities

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 20-23 in order to attend Association Day and the exhibition, but for those how would like to attend the exhibition only, that is possible. The exhibition runs from Tuesday, May 21 to Thursday, May 23. Please state your travel preferences during the registration process.

Please follow this link to be a part of  MCI’s Guest IMEX 2013 Hosted Buyer Program. Attending IMEX 2013 and IMEX Association Day will be the best decision you make this year.[/important]

If you have questions, please contact Theresa DeConinck at [email protected]


About the author


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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