Why Exhibit?

  1. Whyexhibit

    IMEX America is chock full of opportunities for exhibitors to do business on an international scale. This is your destination to meet qualified buyers from North America and around the world—and a chance to do up to a year’s worth of business during this high-profile event. October’s show is bigger than ever with more hosted buyers, more buyer attendees and more appointments.

    Hosted Buyers

    We work closely with a global network of 250 intermediaries, including major hotel chains and agencies, to invite their key clients. Our team verifies they have both forthcoming events and budgets to spend on destinations, venues and suppliers at the show.

    Once they qualify for the Hosted Buyer Program - the biggest in North America - these senior planners receive complimentary travel and accommodations. In exchange, they set prearranged appointments with exhibitors in advance of the show.

    These buyers regularly tell us how invaluable IMEX America is to them. Three productive days of face-to-face meetings and networking save an incredible amount of time. For these reasons, many attend every year.

    Power of the appointment system

    Individual Appointments

    The IMEX appointment system is unique, giving buyers complete choice over their appointments and contains an integrated messaging service. It is a buyer-led system - buyers make appointments with exhibitors (not the other way around).

    For exhibitors this means that they are guaranteed to meet with buyers who have a specific interest in their destination or product. 

    All appointments take place in an exhibitor’s booth on the trade show floor - appointment timeslots are 30 minutes.

    Group Appointments

    In addition to individual appointments, buyers will also attend Group Appointments on exhibitor booths.

    Booths over 300sqft will have the opportunity to benefit from Group Appointments. Groups of buyers (approximately 10 pax) will visit your booth at a pre-scheduled time for a 30 minute appointment during which you can present an overview of your destination/products or services.

    What other facilities does the online schedule have?

    • Reserve or block timeslots in your schedule
    • Open multiple schedules for your booth
    • Allocate appointments directly to your booth staff
    • Decline appointments from buyers that you do not wish to meet
    • Send messages and request information from buyers with whom you have appointments with
    • Export your schedules to your outlook or lotus notes calendar


    For the meetings industry, IMEX America sets the pace. It’s proven to be the show where business gets done.

    • Over 12,000 industry professionals gathered over three days
    • Over 3,000 hosted buyers from 60 countries
    • 2,580 trade visitors from 64 countries
    • 60,000 pre-scheduled appointments were made during the show

    Review the statistics from IMEX 2016 to see why you should be exhibiting»


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