News from IMEX America 2013

Strong exhibitor interest in IMEX America ­ 30 new booths confirmed; demand for booth space at all-time high


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Strong demand from new and existing exhibitors over the past few months means that the next edition of IMEX America will see a significantly expanded show floor in its new halls at the Sands Expo® in Las Vegas (Oct
15 -17). To date more than 70 returning exhibitors have increased their booth space and over 30 new booths are confirmed. New exhibitors include a diverse range of suppliers including a significant number of US destinations, technology exhibitors and hotel chains.

Says IMEX Group Chairman, Ray Bloom: ³The demand for the next show is looking very strong and we are pleased to announce further growth in the number and scope of exhibitors for buyers to do business with. We¹ve seen a marked rise in demand from new exhibitors and also significant requests for booth increases over the summer. This momentum makes the run-up to the next IMEX America in Las Vegas this October very exciting.²

Recently confirmed new exhibitors include: Baskow & Associates, Charleston CVB, Daytona Beach, Detroit CVB, Effective Registration Inc, Exclusive South America and Fudale. Technology companies Double Dutch and Attendify will also be first-time exhibitors at the show, indicative of rising demand from meetings and events technology suppliers.

Among the new initiatives being launched at IMEX America 2013 will be a Tech Hub, which will provide hands-on and expert technology education. The Tech Hub will be sited near to the App Bar and the Technology Pavilion, providing a clear-cut technology zone on the show floor.

Following its success at IMEX in Frankfurt, IMEX America will also introduce a Research Pod on the Inspiration Center. The new pod will allow for industry research reports to be presented, reviewed and discussed in a single, tailor-made location.

The show¹s hallmark pre-show education day, Smart Monday, Oct. 14, which is powered by Meeting Professionals International (MPI), has also undergone a number of subtle transformations based on feedback from attendees. These include new deep-dives for meetings business owners with at least 15 years¹ experience and new education sessions delivered by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), the International Special Events Society (ISES), the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC) and Site.

Registration for IMEX America is free.


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