Rotterdam Ahoy travels with 'Team Holland’ delegation to IMEX 201807 May 2018
From 15 - 17 May 2018, the annual exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events IMEX 2018 is taking place in Frankfurt. With around 4,000 hosted buyers and nearly 9,000 visitors representing 99 countries, IMEX is one of the leading European exhibitions in the meetings industry.
This exhibition attracts senior buyers (corporate, intermediaries and associations) from all over the world. As it is being held in Germany, there will be a relatively high percentage of German visitors at the exhibition. In 2017, 70% of the visitors and 14% of the hosted buyers were German. After the US, Germany is the 2nd biggest outbound meeting market in the world.
During the exhibition, IMEX offers an education programme with free seminars about current topics in the MICE industry in the form of various education sessions:
Campfires: in small group sessions, you can share knowledge with the speaker and your colleagues from the sector in an informal setting.
Hot topic tables: small, moderated discussions about subjects that are relevant to you.
Expert clinics: if you’d like to ask more in-depth questions, you can take part in one-to-one clinics with IMEX speakers on one of the subjects offered at the exhibition.
Research pod: the research pod is the best opportunity to keep pace with rapidly changing trends, through group sessions in small groups with experts from the sector.
Play room Learning by doing: by playing with a range of resources and technologies that have been designed to make meetings more interactive, you will learn about the latest innovations.
Seminars: the 'old-school’ way of sharing the vision and expertise of the experts from the sector with your 'classmates for a day’.
There are also various networking opportunities.
This year, a large delegation from the Netherlands will again be attending under the flag of the NBTC. Rotterdam Ahoy has been a regular face at the stand for years. Team Holland can be found at stand E100.
Holland Happy Hour
The Holland Happy Hour with bubbles, ice cold Heineken beer and more is a familiar IMEX tradition. This year it will be taking place on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 May from 4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Participation in IMEX is free. For more information about participating and to register, visit the IMEX website.