About IMEX Group

We bring the global meetings industry together in two locations, twice a year.

Our exhibitions are held annually in Frankfurt, Germany and Las Vegas, America. 

What drives us?

Our purpose

- build better human connections all over the world

Our vision

- a thriving global events industry focused on positive change

Our mission

- bring the global events community together to do business, learn and drive positive change

Our values

  • Quality
    This underpins everything we do, from the way we shape our exhibitions to suit to you, to the way we meticulously check every detail of them
  • Inspiration
    We believe in the power of bringing people together to share ideas, discover new tools, learn new skills and inspire innovation
  • Collaboration
    We consider everyone in our industry to be part of our extended family – strong personal relationships are at the heart of IMEX

Meet our leadership team

Ray Bloom is the chairman and founder of the IMEX Group, which organises worldwide exhibitions for the incentive travel, meetings and events industry in Europe and the US.

A passionate and dedicated leader, Carina Bauer is the CEO of the IMEX Group.

Meet the people who form our innovative and professional IMEX family.

Our sole purpose is to build global connections through the development and growth of the business events industry. We are totally committed to helping our global community rebuild purposefully and we pride ourselves in leading the way through innovation, education and inspirational moments. The power of connections through business events and travel experiences has never been more needed and the IMEX team are proud to play our part in strengthening this great industry.

Carina Bauer, CEO

IMEX Group

Awards we've won

IMEX Group

Awards won by IMEX AEO Excellence
  • Grand Award for the Show with the Most Commendable Green Initiatives, 2022
  • Grand Prize for Fastest Growing Show in North America, by number of Exhibitors, 2022
  • Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 honoree (IMEX America)
  • AEO (Association of Exhibition Organisers) Best International Trade Show Award (Americas 2021) 2022
  • BizBash 10 Most Innovative Meetings 2020 (#4) - PlanetIMEX
  • AEO Best Trade Show
  • AEO Best Visitor Experience, Trade Show

Ray Bloom, Chairman, IMEX Group

  • EIC (Events Industry Council) Hall of Leaders
  • MPI (Meeting Professionals International) Industry Champion - 2020
  • EN (Exhibition News) Pioneer Award
  • Inducted into the ICJ Hall of Fame
  • ICCA (International Congress & Conventions Association) Moises Shuster Award
  • MPI Industry Leader Award
  • JMIC (Joint Meetings Industry Council) Unity Award
  • Inducted into the Destinations International Hall of Fame
  • ICCA Presidents Award
  • Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine UK Personality of the Year
  • SITE (Society of Incentive Travel Excellence) Lifetime Achievement Award

Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group

  • Richard Ross Past Presidents’ Award, For Outstanding Service to the Incentive Travel Industry - April 2022
  • PCMA Foundation Wayfinder Award, Individual Winner - August 2021
  • MPI Industry Champion - 2020
  • Smart Women in Meetings Award
  • Northstar Meetings Group - one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Incentive Industry
  • Timothy S Y Lam, Spirit of Hospitality Awards, Spirit of Collaboration Award,
  • ICCA Inspirational Women Award
  • Smart Meetings Magazine Supplier of the Year: Industry Leader 
  • Successful Meetings Magazine - one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry
  • M&C Magazine - one of the Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry

We’re very proud to have won these industry awards in recognition of our mission to do everything we can to unite and advance the meetings industry.

The IMEX family

We're a warm and friendly team of meetings industry professionals, to be found in our seaside offices in Brighton and Hove, UK, when we're not on the road. We're here to help you - so please contact us.