IMEX Blog

The IMEX blog features thought leadership articles from guest authors and IMEX staff covering all topics related to the Meetings, Events and Incentive Travel industry.

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  1. 21/02/2017

    IMEX on the road - PCMA Convening Leaders 2017

    Ten IMEX team members made the trip to Austin for PCMA Convening Leaders 2017. In this blog post we share a little bit of what we learned.

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  2. 3/02/2017

    Associations, a market that no one can afford to ignore

    Guest blogger Michel Couturier discusses the value of associations to destinations, venues and to the meetings industry itself.

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  3. 18/01/2017

    Team work is stretching the sustainable frontier

    Collaboration is fundamental to innovation in any field, and it’s now making an impact on sustainability practices in particular. It’s also the keyword behind our new green award - IMEX-GMIC Innovation in Sustainability Award.

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  4. 3/01/2017

    2017: The dawn of ‘Purposeful Meetings and Events’?

    The future of IMEX? A change in education strategy means higher value for planners and more access to buying power for exhibitors

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  5. 20/12/2016

    A Gift list for the Holidays from a Planner to a Planner

    Whether you’re an planner looking to buy a holiday gift for another planner, or you have a planner in your life and need to find the perfect gift, here’s a list to help you start the brainstorming.

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  6. 7/12/2016

    Step out in style (and comfort)

    Shoes are always an important topic when it comes to thinking about what to pack, especially when packing for a trade show.

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  7. 28/11/2016

    Safety and security – Does failing to plan mean planning to fail?

    The need for increased safety and security was clearly an area of concern for the meetings and events industry in 2016. More than ever, meeting planners are feeling the pressure to plan and implement comprehensive initiatives that safeguard their attendees and protect the integrity of their events.

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  8. 21/11/2016

    What happened in Las Vegas

    As industry professionals from all over the world gathered for the sixth IMEX America many of them shared their experience online. We continue to be impressed by the tweets, blog posts, photos and videos shared. In this post we are sharing our favourites and celebrating those who shared their experience.

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  9. 14/10/2016

    Networking with an NLP Twist

    Conversations are the essence of building long-lasting business relationships. But how do you make those first impressions count and ensure they don’t fizzle out?

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  10. 13/10/2016

    Hack Your Way Around IMEX America

    With IMEX America just around the corner, we’ve gathered a few hacks and insider tips to make your time at the show that little bit smoother.

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  11. 11/10/2016

    Using Social Media at IMEX America

    During IMEX America there is so much to see, learn and do on the show floor, taking time to use social media can be overwhelming. We’re here to help, so we wrote this quick guide on how and when to use social media at the show.

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  12. 11/10/2016

    The What, Where and How of Las Vegas

    With IMEX America just around the corner, we wanted to make sure you were ready for 3 productive days, but also ensuring you enjoy yourself outside of the show. Below are some useful links about Las Vegas for first-timers, regular IMEX goers and anyone in between.

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  13. 6/10/2016

    The Most Important Skills to Help You Excel

    Jonathan Bradshaw, founder and CEO of The Meetology Lab, observes behavioural psychology and shares insights to help people interact more effectively. Meetology is not a word you’ll find in the dictionary but, if it was, Jonathan says its definition would be ‘The fascinating psychology powering interpersonal communication,’ the title of his keynote address at IMEX America this year.

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  14. 5/10/2016

    Disrupt You! Personal Satisfaction & Career Success

    Author, disruptor and digital media innovator, Jay Samit, has a way of empowering us, but at the same time he breaks some rather sobering news, “Whether by choice or circumstance every career gets disrupted.” Though not easy to hear, it’s not surprising. Given most of us don’t expect -- or want -- the same cradle-to-grave job or career, we are all aware we’re living in a world of warp speed innovation with traditional business models becoming history.

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  15. 3/10/2016

    Technology and Innovation at IMEX America 2016

    IMEX America 2016 is bursting with event technology and innovative event systems. This post briefly gives you an overview of what to expect on this year’s show floor. Between the event technology exhibitors, EventTech Tours and education sessions, you'll be one step ahead of the event tech game.

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  16. 28/09/2016

    Cleaning Up in Las Vegas

    With IMEX America just around the corner it’s time to start thinking “what can I do to help?” IMEX America has teamed up with Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) to hold a 2.5 hour group event on October 17, giving IMEX America attendees the chance to help clean up the walking trails, play and picnic areas.

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  17. 26/09/2016

    Business Card Networking Tips

    At IMEX industry professionals from all over the world gather to network and do business with cultures different from their own. With this comes responsibility in knowing the do’s and don’ts of business etiquette with other cultures. Failing to do so could cost you a deal or opportunity.

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  18. 19/09/2016

    #IMEXconversations with Cathy Clifton

    In the first episode of #IMEXconversations Cathy Clifton, CMM, CMP, (Sr. Director Global Meetings and Events, HEUG/Socious) tells us about the events that her team plans. She shares details on the RFP and procurement processes as well as advice for future leaders.

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  19. 29/08/2016

    The power of invention to deliver change

    World-renowned hacker Pablos Holman is one of the rare technologists who can both understand and explain new technologies and their potential.

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  20. 23/08/2016

    Four important questions about the sharing economy

    Tapping into the wider conversation about the flourishing sharing economy, we hosted a debate for sharing economy pioneers and meetings industry leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by this new reality.

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