Hosted Buyer Program

IMEX America 2017 hosted buyer program - save the date

The purpose of the IMEX America Hosted Buyer Program is to give qualified meeting industry buyers the opportunity to do business with suppliers from around the U.S. and the world in a fun and efficient environment; at the same time as learning from the best in the industry and networking with peers. Most hosted buyers experience the show in a small group, which gives the added opportunity of developing peer relationships.HB Team

Best of all, once qualified, IMEX America picks up the cost (and can also arrange) for flights and hotel accommodations for hosted buyers.

Ray Bloom, IMEX America’s founder, pioneered the hosted buyer concept in the ‘80s and has been perfecting it ever since. The IMEX America team is a family business dedicated to ensuring that our hosted buyers have a great experience at our show and keep on returning.
This is your IMEX America Hosted Buyer team waiting to meet you.



Hosted Buyer Brochure

IA16 HB Brochure Web

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Hosted Buyer Video Infographic



What makes us different?

  • Our insistence on quality: ensuring hosted buyers have the best experience possible and meet with the best and most senior suppliers from around the world 
  • Our flexible and personal approach means that we take care of our hosted buyers as individuals    
  • We put power in the buyers’ hands: no match making systems for us – hosted buyers choose over 90% of their appointments with exhibitors including the day and time     
  • We believe in a balanced approach: time to do business – time for education and time for networking – you’ll get it all at IMEX America

Let us look after you…find out how…

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    Appointment System

    Make pre-show appointments and send RFPs with the online schedule. Find out how it boosts business.

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    Convince Your Boss

    Convince your boss that you need to be at IMEX America

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    Active participation and a minimum number of daily appointments are needed. See what's required.

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    Instant answers to common questions.

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    How to Qualify & Apply

    Participation in the program is subject to strict criteria. Interested in qualifying? Get started.

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    Travel and Accommodations

    Complimentary flights and hotel are just the beginning.

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    Who are Hosted Buyers?

    Individuals planning meetings, events & incentive travel in the U.S. and internationally. See more

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    Why be Hosted?

    There are so many reason to attend as a hosted buyer. Find out more.