What’s on

Much more than just a trade show, we offer brilliant speakers, fresh ideas and continuous inspiration at 180-plus educational and networking events over four days.


From Smart Monday, powered by MPI, to our Association Leadership Forum, our program offers inspiration and advice to meetings industry veterans, those about to enter the industry and everyone in between. All supported by our partners, from industry leading associations to green meeting experts.

Our full program will be published here in August. In the meantime view our schedule at a glance.

At the show

Education sessions

Education at IMEX

However you prefer to learn, and however much time you have, we have the format for you.


The chance to interact with the speaker and your peers in small group sessions based on informal discussion.

Hot topic tables

Take advantage of valuable peer-to-peer learning at small, moderated discussions with your peers on topics relevant to you.

Expert clinics

Ask more in-depth questions at one-to-one sessions with IMEX speakers on one of the topics offered at the show.

Research pod

Get the lowdown on the latest industry research from industry experts in small group sessions. Your opportunity to keep up to date with fast-changing trends.

Play room

Experience and play with a variety of tools and techniques designed to make meetings more interactive. Powered by Play with a Purpose.


Absorb the vision and expertise of our industry experts at classroom-style learning sessions.

White space

Use our white space for a planned and purposeful pause in your day—or for focused time with a speaker after a seminar.

Lunchtime live zone

Experience live event entertainment from slow-motion booths, through virtual reality and giant-size games.

Smart Monday

Smart Monday

Complimentary, cutting-edge professional development, powered by MPI

Monday, 15th October 2018
Smart Monday

Celebrating and networking

More events at IMEX America

Show themes

Explore our show themes, whether you want to embrace legacy, experience the power of live, support CSR and sustainability, tap into event tech or be well at IMEX.


Embrace the concept of legacy, from political, through environmental to personal.

Event tech

Tap into event tech expertise and follow our technology track.

Be well at IMEX

Look after yourself during show time with our opportunities to relax, refresh and revive

Live and experiential

Experience the power of live by diving into a whole new world of experiential activity. 

CSR and sustainability

Help us tread lightly on our world by supporting our CSR and sustainability initiatives.