IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum

The brightest future minds

The Future Leaders Forum is jointly run by IMEX, MPI (Meeting Professionals International) and MCI. It’s been developed to harness the imagination of the most promising students and encourage them to join the meetings and incentive travel industry. The Forums run at industry events including IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America.

IMEX in Frankfurt

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With a focus on soft skills for career success, the 100 Future Leaders representing 20 universities in 10 countries learnt about creativity and engagement techniques for culturally diverse audiences, from industry experts. After a session on networking, the students were able to put theory into practice at a reception sponsored by the Sheraton Hotel Offenbach. On day two Making New Connections was the theme. The students met selected exhibitors on the show floor and had career chats with a variety of industry experts. The winner of the International University Challenge, Karolina Widawska, was announced during the Gala Dinner. IMEX would like to say a special thank you to our supporters - Starwood Hotels who invited the Future Leaders to a drinks reception, IAEE who coordinated the visit to the show floor and Marriott who supported the International University Challenge.

 

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IMEX America

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19-20 October 2016

Level 3, The Venetian®│The Palazzo® Congress Center

The Forum at IMEX America brings together students from across the US, Canada and Mexico to take part in an outstanding career development opportunity. The two-day educational programme covers inspiring sessions by experienced industry professionals, appointments with selected exhibitors on the show floor and many networking opportunities. Topics include:

  • The future of the meetings industry
  • Strategies for success in a global, culturally diverse economy  
  • Tactics to establish and advance a professional career in today’s competitive environment

Thank you to the sponsors of the Future Leaders Forum at IMEX America: The Venetian® |The Palazzo® and Luxor Las Vegas.

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Upcoming Forums

Date Main Event Location
17 January 2017  Conventa  Ljubljana, Slovenia
27 February 2017  Meetings Africa  Johannesburg, South Africa
5 March 2017  MPI EMEC  Granada, Spain
7 March 2017  COCAL  Punta del Este, Uruguay
22 March 2017  IT&CM China  Shanghai, China
23 March 2017  Federcongressi&eventi  Riva del Garda, Italy
24 March 2017  Meetings Week Poland  Warsaw, Poland
17 - 18 May 2017  IMEX in Frankfurt  Frankfurt, Germany
19 June 2017  MPI WEC  Las Vegas, USA
12 July 2017  World Meetings Forum  Mexico City, Mexico
26 - 27 September 2017  IT&CM Asia  Bangkok, Thailand
11 - 12 October 2017  IMEX America  Las Vegas, USA

 

 

Become a Future Leader

How to qualify for the Forum at IMEX in Frankfurt

To qualify for the Forum you should be in your final year at a university or college, where you are studying meetings and conventions, tourism or hospitality. You should not have attended an IMEX in Frankfurt Future Leaders Forum before. Attendance at the Forum is free, however you must pay for your own travel to Frankfurt and for your accommodation.

How to qualify for the Forum at IMEX America

To qualify for the Forum you should be in your senior year at a university or college, where you are studying meetings and conventions, tourism or hospitality. You should not have attended an IMEX America Future Leaders Forum before. Attendance at the Forum is free, however you must pay for your own travel to Las Vegas and for your accommodation.

Please contact sarah.skavron@imexexhibitions.com for further information.


Before attending the Future Leaders Forum I was almost sure to enter the meetings and incentive travel industry but afterwards I definitely would like to enter this industry. All the speakers and the whole Forum helped me to find new energy and power to fulfil my aims. I am proud that I had the opportunity to be part of the Forum. I am totally motivated to enter the industry.

Anne Marie Bergmann, Hochschule Harz, Germany

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