Feb 26 2014

Attend IMEX 2014 – May 19-22 As MCI’s Guest

The world’s leading international meetings marketplace is marking its 12th Anniversary in May. 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.  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.

In 2013 a Association Day attracted over 300 association executives from nearly 40 countries.

IMEX 2014 – Hosted Buyer Benefits

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. IMEX 2013 saw record numbers of attendees with a 33% rise in the number of individual buyer appointments from 2012. Over the course of 3 days, almost 65,000 appointments took place, including 53,000 individual appointments. Additionally:

  • Over 14,000 industry professionals gathered over the three days
  • Almost 4,000 hosted buyers from over 75 countries and 4,800 trade visitors from 83 countries

In 2014, MCI would like to extend an invitation to our US-based association colleagues to be our guest at IMEX  through the IMEX Hosted Buyers Program!

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

  • Attendance at IMEX 2014 and IMEX Association Day and Evening on Monday, May 19, 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
  • Dedicated support team before and during the show
  • 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 19 – 22 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 20 to Thursday, May 22. Please state your travel preferences during the registration process.

Please follow this link to be a part of  MCI’s Guest IMEX 2014 Hosted Buyer Program. Attending IMEX 2014 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



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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