IMEXfiles March 2022

Are you ready to learn?

We know we are! As we put the final touches to our IMEX in Frankfurt 2022 education programme (due for release next week), tweak designs for brand-new education spaces and explore content possibilities with our speakers – there’s an overwhelming realization of not just how much we’re looking forward to learning alongside our peers and colleagues, but also just how privileged we are to have the opportunity to learn at all. Let’s seize that opportunity.

Carina's thoughts on Women's History Month

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What we're sharing

Carina’s thoughts on Women’s History Month

Featured by U.S. Travel for Women’s History Month, our CEO, Carina Bauer shares how this year’s never-more-apt theme of ‘providing healing, promoting hope’ resonates – and how through mentorship, fully flexible working and open conversations on gender equality, she’s striving to pave the way for future generations of women to learn, grow and succeed.


Hero in the field, Sudha Varghese

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Who we're inspired by

Hero in the field, Sudha Varghese

While too many women still strive for access to any education, some feel they are not even worthy of education at all. A belief held by the Musahar women and girls of Bihar State, India - until Sudha Varghese made it her life’s mission to help them redefine their self-image by believing in themselves and their potential for greatness.

From GatesNotes Heroes in the Field series.

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She Means Business, a conversation for all

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What we're looking forward to

She Means Business, a conversation for all

Why in a female-dominated industry do we still need to talk about breaking the glass ceiling? A stellar line up of She Means Business speakers will discuss this, plus navigating workplace politics, turning crises into development opportunities, and just how to achieve diversity and gender equality over a series of Inspiration Hub sessions at IMEX in Frankfurt in May. Brought to you by IMEX and tw magazine, supported by MPI.

To the just released 2022 programme

Miss Excel

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Who we're following

Miss Excel

Quite a few of us in the events community (this author included) are known to be inordinately fond of an Excel spreadsheet or two. Is a spreadsheet-less event even possible??! But do we know everything Excel can do? No, but we know someone who does… If you’d told us two years ago that we’d be learning how to freeze Excel cells while watching someone dance to Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice on Insta Reels, we’d have said ‘unlikely’, but trust us, this might just make your life more Excel(lent)…


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For what’s new, who’s who, where’s hot, where’s cool, and what’s coming up next – you know where you need to be: at IMEX in Frankfurt 2022, the best learning opportunity we know. Register now.