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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 include meeting professionals from a wide range of disciplines and sectors including:
Event agency heads
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