The global business events community will gather in Frankfurt next month for IMEX 2022, with strong interest radiating from both suppliers and buyers.
An international range of suppliers – destinations, venues, technology providers, incentive companies and more – will participate at the show, with confirmed representation from Germany, France, Spain, Croatia, Miami, San Francisco, Las Vegas, the Philippines and Taiwan at press time.
Parts of the business events sector have forged ahead in the past two years with investments in refurbishments, new venues and enhanced experiences. IMEX in Frankfurt will be the stage for some major launches such as Ethiopia’s new convention bureau, new venues, new professional development programmes and new industry partnerships.
Well over 2,500 buyers from 70 countries have registered to date, and hundreds of global buyers continue to register each week. An international mix of buyers from agencies, corporates and associations, plus independent professionals have all confirmed participation at the show.
Show attendees can expect bespoke education for associations, corporates and agencies, in addition to business meetings. Some of the dedicated learning opportunities can be found at Exclusively Corporate, which will feature expert presenters from SAP, Bolt Financial and Siemens Healthineers; Agency Directors Forum, which is aimed at agency planners; and Association Focus, which will deliver learning and networking exclusively for association professionals.
Well-being elements are also built into the programme. Experts from the Listening Collective will bring their own powerful brand of coaching with a dedicated space, The Listening Lab, to help attendees develop their own ‘listening superpowers’.
The Be Well Lounge, presented by Inner Sense and supported by Costa Rica DMC and Weichlein Tours, offers a space for show attendees to pause, unwind and recharge.
Attendees craving an energetic start to the day will enjoy the 5km IMEXrun, developed by VOQIN, along – the banks of Frankfurt’s River Main.
Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, said: “While doing business and powering our sector’s growth sits at the core of the show, IMEX in Frankfurt stands for so much more. Inspiration is one of our core values and we’re set to deliver this through a creative and cutting-edge show experience. An unforgettable experience that helps attendees reconnect and revive, supercharge their skillset and – importantly – have fun! By coming together – and celebrating 20 years of IMEX in Frankfurt – our community is set to create many memorable moments.”
IMEX in Frankfurt will run from May 31 to June 2, 2022.