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Continuing innovation at IMEX in Frankfurt 2018 as several new initiatives are confirmed

IMEX 2018
IMEX 2018
At IMEX in Frankfurt, thousands of hosted buyers and buyer attendees from all over the world will be meeting and doing business with almost 3,500 international destinations and venues under one roof. They’ll also be discovering the latest learning ideas in 180-plus education sessions, making new contacts and catching up with colleagues at the many networking events.
“Innovation is at the heart of IMEX in Frankfurt and we’re creating a series of new initiatives that will meet the needs of buyers and exhibitors and substantially enhance their business experience,” says Carina Bauer. 
Several engaging new initiatives, new exhibitors and new hosted buyer groups are already confirmed for IMEX in Frankfurt 2018, taking place on 15-17 May. The innovations start on Monday 14 May and run throughout the week. 


Following its successful launch last year, EduMonday, a free, full day of learning and insights open to all IMEX attendees and exhibitors, will be expanding, bringing together a vast range of learning sessions, with insights into event design, future trends and the power of partnerships.  
Some of the free education sessions taking place during the three days of the show will explore Legacy, IMEX’s Talking Point for 2018, covering political legacy; knowledge legacy/social impact; CSR legacy; environmental legacy and personal legacy. Other education topics include Trends and Research, Business skills, Diversity, Health and wellbeing, Personal development, Technology, Creative learning, General education, Marketing/social media and Sustainability.
Attendees from all sectors and levels can explore topics and trends that are truly relevant for them via a number of dedicated events within EduMonday specifically curated for various sectors of the industry. Association professionals from around the world are invited to Association Day & Evening, to share best practice and network. There’s also education and networking exclusively for corporate executives at Exclusively Corporate. 
Also taking place on EduMonday is the She Means Business conference, a new event that will celebrate the role of women in the industry. Meeting and event strategists – both female and male – are invited to network and learn from a packed programme of highly influential speakers and mentors. One of Germany’s only three female Eurofighter pilots, Major Nicola Baumann, and a former astronaut instructor and CEO of European Astronaut Centre, Laura Winterling, are among some of the high calibre speakers, discussing how they followed their intuition and beliefs to deliver truly pioneering work.
Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group said; “IMEX in Frankfurt is firmly established as the place where the meetings industry worldwide comes together in May each year. We know it is in their diaries well in advance – and many senior people, as well the leaders of the future from all sectors  - agency, association and corporate - have already planned their schedules to be there.”
IMEX in Frankfurt 2018 takes place on 15-17 May
For information about IMEX in Frankfurt, please visit the new website.
An image of Carina Bauer is available to download here.