Inspiration Center

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Bursting with Innovation

BES_LOGO_TealThe IMEX Inspiration Center is your opportunity for some of the most stimulating education and training in the industry. Topics are presented by forward-thinking experts and focus on issues that are genuinely pushing the boundaries of our industry and shaping its future. You can count on provocative programs designed to elevate industry standards, maximize meeting performance and enhance your personal and professional skills.

Inspiration Center

Be sure to make time in your schedule
to be inspired by what’s offered at this thought-provoking center. You’re sure to come away with fresh ideas and new motivation to drive your career and business forward. Sessions run throughout the day at the center for both buyers and exhibitors.

View the 2014 Inspiration Center Sessions



NEW features of the Inspiration Center

Recognizing we all learn in different ways, the Inspiration Center is split into six areas, each with a different learning format. Other enhancements to the center include an additional seminar area, a larger campfire area which now accommodates 20 people per session. Seminar sessions on offer are either 45 minutes long in Seminar Area 1 or you can opt for shorter 30 minute sessions in Seminar 2. More Research Pod sessions showcasing the latest industry research will also take place.

There are four NEW areas that include:

  • Creative Zone
  • Hot Topic Tables - Let's Talk
  • Meet the Experts Clinic
  • Seminar Area 2

Click on the tabs above to find out more about each new area and learning style.   

Campfire Area

Campfires are informal, interactive sessions for up to 20 participants, the style of learning is discussion focused, with the small group size giving participants the chance to interact with each other and the speaker. Sessions last for 30 minutes.

View the Campfire sessions


Creative Zone

An area for 'out of the box thinking', an introduction to facilitated 'play', group problem solving and learning through creativity. Rhea Blanken will be facilitating a range of sessions in this area including: open play (no facilitation) people can come and go; facilitated play – Rhea will supervise an activity to involve the attendees who join – i.e. group problem  solving – with games of course! 

View the Creative Zone sessions


Hot Topic Tables Let's Talk

Here you can join small in-depth discussions on carefully selected hot-topics, giving you the opportunity to speak with your peers about issues that are relevant to you, encouraging valuable peer to peer learning. These 45 minute sessions will be run by a moderator who will introduce the topics and initiate the discussions. 

View the Hot Topics here 

Hot Topic Tables

Meet the Experts Clinic

This is a special opportunity to pre-book a 20 minute one-to-one session with an industry expert on any one of the topics we will be offering. This is ideal for those wishing to ask more in depth questions during a one-to-one appointment at the Meet the Experts Clinic.

There will be experts available to discuss the following topics:

  • Career Development
  • Leadership and Business Development
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Marketing and Communications

View the Meet the Experts Clinics

Please confirm your appointment in advance, by emailing Milda Salciute

There will also be a sign up sheet for appointments available at the Information Desk on the Inspiration Center. Bookings will operate on a first come first served basis.


Research Pod

Insightful new industry research and intimate discussions with industry leaders. These are small group sessions with no more than 20 participants per session, lasting for 30 minutes.

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Research Pod (3)

Seminar Areas 1 and 2

Industry gurus are on hand to offer delegates their vision, expertize and advice in a large seminar setting. Seminars will take place in Seminar area 1 for up to 60 people and will last for 45 minutes. Seminar 2 will host shorter sessions lasting 30 minutes for up to 40 people.

View the 45 minute sessions at Seminar 1

View the 30 minute sessions at Seminar 2

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Business Events Sydney


Business Events Sydney (BESydney) is proud to sponsor the Inspiration Center. BESydney promotes Sydney, Australia and New South Wales as business event destinations, identifies new event opportunities, and competes to secure these events to bring the world’s best and brightest to the state to work, play and connect.

Australia’s largest city is forward-thinking, engaging and diverse. A creative, commercial and contemporary global centre, it’s the meeting place of people, opinions and ideas.

Here, anything is possible. People gather to chase their dreams and design a better future. Business events create opportunities for collaboration and are catalysts for new discoveries and international connectivity. They also drive trade and investment and help to fuel productivity.

With over 40 years’ experience, BESydney’s representatives across the globe are always on hand to support, assist and guide your next Sydney event.

Challenge yourself this year at IMEX. Come to the Inspiration Center and find your shine.

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IMEX America supports the great work being achieved by the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) who strive to showcase the substantial value derived from meetings and events. The educational sessions taking place at the Inspiration Center will support the Meetings Mean Business Coalition's 3 Pillars: 1. Personal Connections 2. Positive Business Outcomes 3. Building Strong Communities. More information