It’s almost fall and that means it’s time once again for IMEX America in Las Vegas. The event begins with Smart Monday, powered by MPI on Oct. 13, and then launches into the trade show Oct 14-16 at the Sands Expo®. Attendees can expect even more business, networking and learning power with new features organizers have planned.
Expanded Show Floor = One Stop Global Shopping
This year’s show floor delivers 50 new booths and 70+ larger booths from returning exhibitors, with the biggest jump coming from hotels and the U.S. Growth will also be seen across the regions of Asia Pacific, the Carribean, Africa and the Middle East, and Latin America; airlines & charters; cruise companies and technology & incentives. An exhibitor list searchable by category, geographic region and destination can be found at: http://portal.imexamerica.com/vex/vexsearch.php.
Additional Hosted Buyer Services
A hallmark of IMEX’s quality service, the hosted buyer program has added new features this year, including a concierge service and early morning floor tours for first-timers. Program details are at: http://www.imexamerica.com/hosted-buyers/.
Expanded CSR & Networking Options
IMEX America 2014 participants have a number of new and established options to give back and get networkin,g including: The IMEX Challenge (a hands-on, volunteering event at the The Shade Tree shelter for women and children in Vegas;) The Convention Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders Gala; the new CEIR (The Center for Exhibition Industry Research) IMEX America Golf Classic; SITE Nite North America, and the MPI Foundation Rendezvous/IMEX America Night. Dates & times can be seen at: http://www.imexamerica.com/events/at-a-glance/.
More than 180 education and certified professional development sessions will be available at IMEX America 2014 and each day (including Smart Monday) starts with an MPI keynote.
Smart Monday on Oct. 13, powered by MPI, offers a full program of tracks from ISES, Site, GMIC and GBTA and includes Association Focus and a new PCMA Business School session. Once the show opens Oct. 14, the on-floor Inspiration Center, Tech Hub and Sustainability Hub provide convenient and compelling education ranging from 20-person campfires to 30- or 45-minute seminars. New for 2014 are a Meet the Experts Clinic for one-on-one consultations with speakers; Hot Topic Tables for facilitated peer-to-peer debates; a Research Pod; and a new education track delivered by SPIN (Senior Planners Industry Network).
Registration and attendance for IMEX America is completely free at: http://portal.imexamerica.com/register.php.