IMEX Frankfurt

Where the world’s meetings, events and incentive travel industry comes together for the largest trade show of its kind in Europe.  

IMEX Frankfurt

Where 5,100-plus global meeting planners connect with 3,000 suppliers from across the globe, building powerful working relationships – to create better events, meetings and experiences.

2024 show dates:

Specialist education: Monday 13 May - optional and co-located activities
Trade show: Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 May

  • IMEX education

    Our free professional education programme includes 200-plus in-depth seminars, practical workshops and specialist forums. Expect expert speakers, new ideas, plentiful inspiration, insight and innovation. Explore our talking point nature, dive into event tech, CSR and sustainability, wellbeing and experiential.

  • IMEX networking

    We offer countless opportunities to connect on the show floor and at activities around the city, as the global business events community converges on Frankfurt. Whether you prefer sweating it out on the IMEXrun, the glamour of our Gala Dinner or the informality of on-stand happy hours, we have the networking activity for you.

  • IMEX partners

    Our shows only happen with the support of our strategic partners, the GCB German Convention Bureau and leading industry associations AIPC, Destinations International, ICCA, MPI, PCMA and SITE. And of course, our venue, Messe Frankfurt, one of the world’s largest, most modern and connected conference and exhibition centres.

  • IMEX experience

    Buyers can attend independently or apply to join our unique hosted buyer programme with free and flexible flights, free accommodation and VIP treatment for qualifying buyers. Our unique online meeting system and schedule help you plan your time efficiently and easily, letting you hit the ground running when you arrive. Our aim is to provide you with the best business platform.

Hosted buyers and visitor buyers
Total participants including exhibitors
Meetings (one-on-one, group appointments and stand presentations)

At IMEX, you can walk through the world in a day, immerse yourself in the latest industry developments and ideas, find yourself at the heart of the global business events community.

We’ve worked with Messe Frankfurt since the very first IMEX Frankfurt show, moving into the venue’s largest hall in 2005 as the show grew. Messe Frankfurt has been a very supportive and flexible partner along the way, working with us to regularly evolve the show to meet the needs of our global industry.

Mark Mulligan, Director of Operations

IMEX participants — our exhibitors

  • National and regional tourist offices and convention bureaux
  • Major hotel companies
  • Conference and exhibition venues
  • Cruise lines, airlines and spa resorts
  • Tech providers
  • Event management specialists

Our visitors

Our visitors include meeting professionals from a wide range of disciplines and sectors including:

  • Meeting planners

  • Event agency heads

  • Association executives

  • Incentive travel buyers

  • In-house event experts

IMEX Frankfurt was launched by the IMEX Group in 2003 and complemented by its sister show, IMEX America in Las Vegas 

Register your interest

Select how you will be attending via an online form or email [email protected] for enquiries.