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IMEX America 2018

Tue, October 16 - Thu, October 18, 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada
Sands Expo & Convention Center 201 Sands Ave Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 United States

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About IMEX America 2018

IMEX America 2018

WHAT IS IMEX AMERICA 2018?

Year after year, IMEX America has been proven to be i the largest meetings industry trade show in the U.S.. Thousands of meetings planners, event planners, and others visit Las Vegas to participate in IMEX's event for business, networking and education. IMEX America also claims to offer the largest Hosted Buyer program in the event planning industry.

WHERE IS IMEX AMERICA 2018?

IMEX America is always held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Known for its vast exhibition space, attendees walk miles and miles in this expansive center. Wear your comfortable shoes, because Las Vegas has great weather this time of year!

 

WHO ATTENDS IMEX AMERICA?

Meeting and event planners attend because they want to learn about destinations and the people responsible for assuring their event is a success. The majority of exhibitors are venues, hotel brands, and Destination Management Organizations. The majority of attendees are corporate planners, association planners, and event planners from colleges and universities. 

If you're a meeting and events professional, you'll find all the suppliers you need for your events—from new venues in major cities across the world to the latest event tech providers. 

We welcome meeting and event professionals from a huge range of disciplines and sectors. Whether you're a meeting planner, an association executive, an incentive travel buyer or an in-house event expert, IMEX America is for you. 

WHAT IS IMEX AMERICA ALL ABOUT?

Truth be told, the event is about hotel and resort brands showing off their new properties and rehab reveals about other properties. It's a way for them to boast about the events they've hosted and their brand initiatives regarding sustainability and green initiatives. Planners arrive, expecting to be "wined and dined" and shown a good time. It's a very international event.

 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND IMEX AMERICA?

IMEX America is your one-stop-shop for everything meetings industry related.

From educational sessions to fun contests, this is the place where planners and employees of venues gather together.

IMEX likewise claims to promote new event technologies, but it does not make this a priority for its attendees. Event tech is better represented at other trade shows.

 

About IMEX America 2017

IMEX America 2017

WHAT IS IMEX AMERICA 2017?

IMEX America is the largest meetings industry trade show in the U.S.. Thousands of meetings industry professionals come to IMEX from across North America and beyond to participate in IMEX's unequalled opportunities for business, networking and education. IMEX America also offers the largest Hosted Buyer program in the industry.

IMEX America covers all of the information that an event organizer or meeting planner needs—“updated information, new contacts, business relations and opportunities that you will not find anywhere else.”

 

WHERE IS IMEX AMERICA 2017?

If you are looking for an excuse to come to Las Vegas in October, IMEX America is it! is a great time of year to visit Las Vegas. the weather is perfect - not too hot, not too cold and the summer crowds have died down a bit. The Sands is much smaller and more manageable than the enormity of the Las Vegas Convention Center, and is located on the Las Vegas Strip, so it is much easier to get to and from.

IMEX America is held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Lodging is available at The Venetian | The Palazzo, adjacent and connected to the Sands. This hotel is consistently a Meetings and Conventions magazine Gold Key Elite Award and Gold Platter Elite Award recipient.

 

WHO ATTENDS IMEX AMERICA?

This is the main event for the professional event planning industry, so all of the players throughout the event planning process attend IMEX America. You will find influencers of both international and domestic meetings and events, along with meetings industry service providers, suppliers and innovators. Whether you are corporate, an association or agency planner you will discover fabulous business, education and networking opportunities. This truly is the power source for the meetings industry. Productive appointments. Face time with key players. The knowledge to boost your career. This is the top meeting planner professional event of the year.

WHAT IS IMEX AMERICA ALL ABOUT?

IMEX America is all about the networking. IMEX America puts just about every type of supplier an event organizer, conference organizer or meeting planner could need, into one place. Use the time and space to meet who you need to, and get down to business.

 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND IMEX AMERICA?

IMEX America is your one-stop-shop for everything meetings industry related.

  • It provides hundreds of sessions available across the three-day show, each day starting off with a keynote, and the whole event kicking off with a dedicated day of education on Smart Monday.

  • IMEX America will have several CMP and CMM accreditation opportunities.

  • There is no charge for any of the sessions! You just have to get there!

If you truly want to be on top of your event planning game, IMEX is the place to get all of on-trend information you need to plan successful events!

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About IMEX America 2016

IMEX America 2016

WHAT IS IMEX AMERICA 2016?

IMEX America is the largest meetings industry trade show in the U.S.. Thousands of meetings industry professionals come to IMEX from across North America and beyond to participate in IMEX's unequalled opportunities for business, networking and education. IMEX America also offers the largest Hosted Buyer program in the industry.

IMEX America covers all of the information that an event organizer or meeting planner needs—“updated information, new contacts, business relations and opportunities that you will not find anywhere else.”

 

WHERE IS IMEX AMERICA 2016?

If you are looking for an excuse to come to Las Vegas in October, IMEX America is it! is a great time of year to visit Las Vegas. the weather is perfect - not too hot, not too cold and the summer crowds have died down a bit. The Sands is much smaller and more manageable than the enormity of the Las Vegas Convention Center, and is located on the Las Vegas Strip, so it is much easier to get to and from.

IMEX America is held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Lodging is available at The Venetian | The Palazzo, adjacent and connected to the Sands. This hotel is consistently a Meetings and Conventions magazine Gold Key Elite Award and Gold Platter Elite Award recipient.

 

WHO ATTENDS IMEX AMERICA 2016?

This is the main event for the professional event planning industry, so all of the players throughout the event planning process attend IMEX America. You will find influencers of both international and domestic meetings and events, along with meetings industry service providers, suppliers and innovators. Whether you are corporate, an association or agency planner you will discover fabulous business, education and networking opportunities. This truly is the power source for the meetings industry. Productive appointments. Face time with key players. The knowledge to boost your career. This is the top meeting planner professional event of the year.

Join Convention Nation at IMEX America 2016! The CN team will be in Las Vegas for this event and we can't wait to meet you! We will be live tweeting, networking and on the floor ready to mingle with the Convention Nation! You will recognize us by our shirts! Stop and say hello!

 

WHAT IS IMEX AMERICA 2016 ALL ABOUT?

IMEX America 2016 is all about the networking. IMEX America puts just about every type of supplier an event organizer, conference organizer or meeting planner could need, into one place. Use the time and space to meet who you need to, and get down to business.

 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND IMEX AMERICA 2016?

IMEX America is your one-stop-shop for everything meetings industry related.

  • It provides hundreds of sessions available across the three-day show, each day starting off with a keynote, and the whole event kicking off with a dedicated day of education on Smart Monday.

  • IMEX America will have several CMP and CMM accreditation opportunities.

  • There is no charge for any of the sessions! You just have to get there!

If you truly want to be on top of your event planning game, IMEX is the place to get all of on-trend information you need to plan successful events!

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First time attendee recommendations

Pros: Large opportunity to meet with destinations and venues in one place; very useful MPI seminars on Monday

Cons: Not the best place to meet with meeting planners if you're not a hotel or destination

I brought my entire team out to IMEX to learn about this side of the event planning industry, and we all learned a lot about how these types of transactions occur. Unfortunately, they're not helpful to my business at this time. I can't be too upset, though, since the attendee tickets were free. As a potential exhibitor in the future, I was disappointed with the event technology area layout. It was stuck in the far back corner of the show floor, and the booths were extremely expensive. I look forward to hearing feedback from other exhibitors on the sales generated at this show. It appears that the sales opportunities are greatest for the domestic venues and DMOs. There were many international destinations exhibiting, and for incentive travel I can understand their reason for being there. But again--they paid a very high price to be there. I wonder what other shows afford them lower-cost alternatives.

What would you like to see repeated in a future event? The MPI content on Monday was excellent and we will be recommending the speakers to our customers.

What can the event do without? Instead of "do without"--I'd like to recommend something that should be included. I'd like to see something--a panel, a talk, something--that is about attracting the right attendees to events and making sure they are repeat visitors. Every event is different, but for meetings and conferences, I think associations especially have a responsibility for understanding their attendee's motivations as members and as conference customers.

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First time at IMEX as an attendee!

Pros: Probably the best show for meeting planners to be matched with DMOs and venues; MPI Smart Monday was excellent and not to be missed!

Cons: Small event technology section; giant international section; event customers not a focus for this event

This was my team's first IMEX, and it didn't quite live up to its expectations. First of all, we didn't exhibit because of the very high cost of booth space and our small startup budget. We witnessed very large booths hosting simultaneous meetings of event planners, so we hope they garnered sales from hosting the planners. I think the hosted buyer model can work very well in some industries more than others. The Sands is a high-quality venue and provided excellent staff to help attendees find their way around the convention center. And although the show ran from Tuesday to Friday, the majority of people we spoke with said they were leaving Wednesday night. We left Thursday morning. I think there is a good opportunity for meeting planners to discover high-quality sales people from many different venues, and only a few of the booths left a bad impression on us. I won't name them but one was at the front and should have expected us to stop by even if it was just to find out what they were about. The best part of the show for me was the SmartMeetings Monday! I think MPI did a fantastic job and I'll look into exhibiting only Monday next year. Don't miss the free education and training.

What would you like to see repeated in a future event? MPI's SmartMeeting Monday!

What can the event do without? The high-priced booth fees for startups.

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Great Show

Pros: MPI Monday, Jonathan Bradshaw, great people!

Cons: Exhibitors too busy to talk to non-hosted buyers

Would attend again but probably not exhibit, too expensive

What would you like to see repeated in a future event? MPI's Smart Monday

What can the event do without? Generic attendees. The event is just for meeting planners looking to book venues and venues looking for sales.

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Good conference

Pros: Ample opportunity

Cons: Cost

As a travel agency, we were looking to attend the event to network with meeting planners and business owners whose employees travel extensively and may in need of airfare. We were able to make good contacts in the meeting industry. As an exhibitor, we found many meeting planners who were interested in learning more about our business. This event is awesome if you need to link up with different hotels and venues.

What would you like to see repeated in a future event? I would like to see more options in how to interact with attendees prior and after the conference.

What can the event do without? n/a

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IMEX 2016

Pros: very fun, elaborate booths

Cons: not as attendee-focused as I would have liked

IMEX is primarily an opportunity for various players in the travel industry to connect with those in the event planning industry. A lot of deal making and wining-and-dining at this conference. Not a lot of structured activities for networking. It was nice to see a tech pitch competition incorporated into the conference.

What would you like to see repeated in a future event? Tech pitch competition.

What can the event do without? N/A

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First time attendee

Pros: Great opportunity to meet other meeting planners.

Cons: Keynotes didn't connect their talks back to event planning.

The keynote speakers were very interesting, however they didn't tie their message back to event planning. Some of the sessions I attended were pretty straight forward. I attended the tech tour and I really enjoyed seeing the up and coming event tech!

What would you like to see repeated in a future event? I would like to see more opportunity for attendees that don't have an appointment with an exhibitor.

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