R – Returning exhibitors (and exciting new destinations)
Among many exhibitor highlights will be Rwanda. 20 years after a devastating genocide tore the country apart, Rwanda will be using IMEX as its launch platform into the global meetings market. Buyers and visitors will be able to hear about the country’s recent economic growth and a new convention centre being built in Kigali.
Among other exhibitors will be dozens of hotel groups (an ever-expanding part of the show), including the Dorchester Collection, Azimut Hotel Company, Wyndham Hotel Group, Club Mediterranee, Le Hotel, Marti Hotels, Parc Hotels and Laico Hotels & Resorts. The number of technology suppliers has also grown with Cendyn, Eventsforce, Goomeo, Webges and Attendify all exhibiting.
The GCB’s German Pavilion is also larger this year. With over 200 partners it represents the largest destination stand at IMEX. Expect to see more partners and larger stands from Australia, Brazil, Brussels, England, Japan, Jordan, the Netherlands, Panama and Scotland too.
O – Opportunity to learn
Alongside multiple daily business opportunities, a visit to IMEX gives visitors access to an extensive and free education programme. With over 150 sessions delivered in eight tracks, there is something for everyone. New for 2014 are Hot Topic Tables, with 45 minute moderated discussions on ‘hot’ industry issues; a Meet the Experts Clinic where visitors can book a one-to-one appointment with a speaker, allowing them to go in-depth into subjects such as social media and business leadership, and a Creative Pod where moderated games and ‘play’ will help guide participants towards new ideas and fresh business approaches.
I – Inspiration guaranteed
Elsewhere added inspiration is available on the new IMEX Tech Hub, which combines technology education with hands-on product trials, and the Sustainability Hub where expert advice and education on the latest sustainability and CSR practices will be freely available. New ‘Storytelling’ tours will allow visitors to join a conducted tour of various exhibitors who are working hard to bring their CSR commitment to life both at their destinations or venues and during IMEX.
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