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.

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Whether you want to tap into event tech, polish your professional skills, spark your imagination at a ground-breaking keynote, or connect with your peers, our unique and free program has it covered.

Starting with Smart Monday on October 9, there's a lot happening at IMEX America. View our schedule at a glance for a quick overview.


From Smart Monday, powered by MPI, through PCMA’s Business School to our brand new 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.

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 and co-located events

Smart Monday

Complimentary, cutting-edge professional development, powered by MPI

Monday, 9th October 2017
Smart Monday

Celebrating and networking

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