She Means Business lifts off at IMEX, boosting the "astronaut in all of us"
When IMEX, Dana's longtime client, shared its plans for EduMonday in Frankfurt, this strong woman raised her hands in testimony—and the 10-year-old girl in me jumped for joy. This dedicated pre-show day of learning would launch a conference called She Means Business, celebrating the role of women in the meetings and events industry and featuring an incredible lineup of participants.Published 26th June 2018
Looking forward, looking back and living in the moment at IMEX in Frankfurt
IMEX in Frankfurt was full of first times for me. Although I’ve been working at IMEX for almost a year now, it was my first time working on the European edition of our trade show. Thankfully, the meetings industry is becoming much more familiar to me and I’m finally starting to find my feet!Published 11th June 2018
IMEX hacks for a first-time attendee
Monica Compton, CMP, is a global meeting planner and travel writer who has worked in over 30 countries and five continents. With three years’ worth of IMEX experience, she’s got plenty of tips and tricks to help your first time at the show go smoothly.Published 30th April 2018
Walk into a conference like a future industry leader
Attending a conference or exhibition when you are new to the industry can be quite an overwhelming experience. So, we’re sharing some insights from a previous IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum at the SITE + MPI Global Forum to help you prepare for what may be your first time at IMEX in Frankfurt. The most important thing is to remember that everyone has to start somewhere, so don’t feel embarrassed if you make mistakes. Luckily for you, the meetings industry is one the friendliest out there, so you’ve got nothing to feel nervous about!Published 26th April 2018
She Means Business: Empowering women personally and professionally
Inspirational women from around the world will descend on the very first She Means Business conference at IMEX in Frankfurt on Monday 14 May.Published 16th April 2018
Whose history will you change?
With our focus this month being on the theme of women, we are pleased to share this insight into how you can affect change. Thank you to Dawn Repoli, Executive Director and COO of WINiT, a network of women and men focused on the career development, visibility and promotion of women in the travel, meeting, event and exhibition industries.Published 28th March 2018
Spotlight on Black History Month
In line with our mission, which is to unite and advance the meetings industry – doing everything we can to educate, innovate and help our clients make powerful connections with the right people – IMEX is pleased to turn the spotlight on Black History month. The views expressed here are personal. Thanks to Anne Thornley-Brown, Founder and President of Executive Oasis, for her time and insight.Published 28th February 2018
The meetings industry through millennial eyes
At 22 years old, I’m a millennial, on the cusp of generations Y and Z, and I’m the youngest member of the IMEX team – the baby, if you will. Millennials may have an unfair reputation for being selfish, immature and glued to our phones, but we’re still the generation everyone wants to reach. Last year, I experienced my first ever trade show at IMEX America, and my first introduction to the meetings industry. Would you like to know what I thought of it? I promise I’ll be honest!Published 26th January 2018
Education – choosing the best
Geraldine Gatehouse, from our Marcoms Team, talks to Sylvia Taylor and Milda Salciute in our Knowledge and Events Team about how they create our ever expanding IMEX education programme.Published 13th December 2017
How to reclaim your time and reignite your spark: Is WhiteSpace the answer?
Plans, reports, emails, meetings, phone calls – our list of daily activities is endless and, thanks to technology, it doesn’t stop when we leave the office. Most professionals – and meeting and event strategists are certainly included here - feel they could be ‘on’ 24 hours a day and never complete their task lists. Do we risk becoming victims of the ‘culture of insatiability’? Juliet Funt, CEO of WhiteSpace at Work and IMEX America MPI keynote, certainly thinks so.Published 1st September 2017