Every year in May the MICE professionals are coming to IMEX in Frankfurt to exchange about insider knowledge, trends, and new destinations.
This year, from May 21st to 23rd, 150 countries are present at the trade show. The additional conference program is a part of the sustainable education at IMEX. The expert knowledge starts to be shared already on May 20th, the Monday before the beginning of the fair, with the Edu Monday. For half a day, this free training course will be held, including for the second time the "She Means Business" conference, where the role of women in the MICE segment will be discussed.
You can visit the world in a day at IMEX, but some of the destinations and booths we recommend are:
1. M e x i c o
Mexico is considered the MICE leader in Latin America. Some of the exhibitors at the show promoting this destination are the KPRN network and the Travel Lifestyle Network. At the Mexico press conference, you can get the answers to the MICE infrastructure, services, benefits of Zero tax, and many more. The speakers will be:
Mrs. Paola Félix Díaz - General Manager of the Mexico City Tourism Board
Mrs. María Antonieta Gamez Sánchez - President of the México City MICE Association ATR-CDMX
Mr. Roberto Ibarra – Member of the Board ATR-CDMX and President of T&C Group
Mexico is also promoted by Global DMC Partners, the largest global network of destination management companies (DMCs) who is the organizer of Connection 2019. This event will take place from August 22nd to August 25th, 2019, at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico. Industry leaders from around the world are attending it to discuss the state of the trillion-dollar meetings and events industry. “Our attendees have told us that no other event gives them the opportunity to connect with their peers on such a deep level,” said Global DMC Partners President Catherine Chaulet. “Our breakout sessions are what make Connection so unique and appealing, and where better to relax, focus, and connect with one another than in an idyllic paradise such as Cancun.” At the Global DMC Partners booth, you can find out more about the tropical incentives as a post-event trip for those of you who are interested in extending their stay.
2. S o u t h A f r i c a
South Africa will be fully represented with their pavilion at this year's IMEX Frankfurt showing an update on South Africa's business events industry performance. It is a world-class, highly capable business events destination, which ranks first in Africa and the Middle East, according to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). On a global scale, South Africa is ranked 34th as a business events destination, with Cape Town ranking first in Africa and the Middle East among host cities for association meetings for the year 2017, having held the title for two consecutive years.
South Africa's campaign is "Meet here, grow anywhere" presenting the various and exciting events that South Africa will be hosting in the near future.
3. G r e e c e
Megaron Athens Conference Centre has had the honor of hosting a plethora of prestigious European Society of Cardiology Conferences since 2012 and in May this year, just after IMEX, will host “Heart Failure 2019: from alpha to omega”. An expected five thousand eight hundred (5,800) healthcare professionals from more than 100 countries will be in Athens to discuss the future of prevention and the treatment of heart failure.
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is one of the highly-respected, global Associations to have put their trust in Megaron and Athens with a variety of major international conferences over the past seven years. “The ESC has chosen to work with Megaron due to its convenient location in the city center of Athens, within walking distance from major hotels and public transportation. We also appreciate the building itself, with natural light and gorgeous lecture rooms,” said the Congress Manager of Heart Failure 2019.
4. U n i t e d K i n g d o m
Savoy Place - a riverside venue - invites you to visit them at the England Pavilion on stand F340 whilst at IMEX Frankfurt. They will be running three presentations in the VisitEngland booth to showcase "the top tech hacks organizers should know about, from microphones that make all the difference, to the questions that should be asked about Wi-Fi, to the ways tech can be used to create memorable branding."
5. G l o b a l
Music-oriented - internationally recognized as a world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos offer stylish and contemporary design, unparalleled service and the thread that unites them all – music. Hard Rock Hotels meet the distinctive needs of today’s cosmopolitan, modern travelers, who seek a reprieve from traditional, predictable properties, whether for business or leisure travel. Hard Rock is the owner of one of the world’s most globally recognized companies with venues across 75 countries, including 185 cafes, 27 hotels, and 11 casinos.
The Pacific World is one of the world’s leading global destination and event management companies, with over 35 years of expertise and presence in over 40 countries and more than 100 destinations around the world. At IMEX, you can talk to them about research and insights surrounding its unconventional venues report, risk management tips and new innovative emotional engagement experiences. The company’s Global Marketing Manager Patricia Silvio will be available for one-on-one meetings on Tuesday, May 21st – May 23rd. She would love to chat with you individually at the booth (C480) or perhaps grab a coffee.
According to research recently released by the Events Industry Council (EIC) Incentive Travel is the fastest growing, highest spending sector on the MICE spectrum. SITE is the ONLY global association dedicated exclusively to incentive travel, with over 2,500 members in 90 countries. SITE’s CEO, SITE’s President, and SITE Foundation’s President will give a brief overview of the industry generally, and SITE specifically at IMEX. Speakers at the press conference:
Pádraic Gillgan, CIS, CITP, SITE CMO will host the press conference and introduce speakers:
Didier Scaillet CIS, CITP, CEO, SITE
Philip Eidsvold CIS, CITP, President, SITE
John Iannini CIS, CITP, CTC, President, SITE Foundation
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