IMEX America – back to Vegas

IMEX is THE event trade show for event professionals and on October 14 – 16, IMEX comes back to Las Vegas.

If you are yet to attend IMEX as a hosted buyer, you’ve been missing out.

If you are a meeting and event professional whom books hotels, holds meetings and events in the USA, then all you need to do is apply.  IMEX works through an intermediary to cover the cost of your flights and accommodation and is on a guarantee that you will meet with no less than 8 exhibitors a day whilst you are attending. It seems a lot but it really isn’t and if you are there to meet powerful connections and investigate all the different showcased venues, it is oh so worthwhile.

You can find out all the statistics from 2013 here! 



If you are like me though, the best part of trade shows is the networking opportunities and each time I attend one, I end up making amazing connections that I am still in touch with some years after I attended!

This year there are a few great events on offer however, the one event that looks pretty good  is the MPI Foundation Rendezvous which is a club night at one of the Strip nightclubs where you can mix and mingle with the industries best and brightest… all with an open bar!

To be honest, what ends up happening is you go to the party until about 3.00 am where you think it would be a great idea to keep going, get back to your hotel at around 6.00 am for a 7.00 wake-up call to attend the forum slightly worse for wear! lots of fun.

You can apply for a place as a hosted buyer here.   I can’t apply this year, I have no leave but next year I will!