IMEX America… “the cornerstone of the task we do”
Exhibitors and buyers alike on day 3 of IMEX America report business success, whether it involves closing deals or getting new suggestions to provide inspiration and creativity to greatly help them within their jobs.
Exhibitors – returning and new – felt IMEX America 2019 is a success. In accordance with Paul Sullivan, director of group sales at the Westin Boston Waterfront: “I close business as of this show, including one yesterday for about $30,000.”
Heike Mahmoud, chief operating officer at CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, says: “I spoke to a planner from Silicon Valley about hosting events for about 5,000 people at our venue. The show is a really valuable possibility to showcase and gain feedback on the CCH before it reopens next year. I’ve some very nice insight to create to my team plus some really strong leads back.”
“We consider IMEX America because the cornerstone of the ongoing work we do,” said Robin Miller, director of sales at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. “It’s where we secure face-to-face time with many clients and existing clients. It’s critical that we’re here.”
The show is valued by buyers, too. “We’re expanding our international market which means this show is vital for all of us. The appointment system means I could guarantee time with the proper person from my suppliers,” said US-based Mary Somerville from HPN Global.
Diversity driven learning
IMEX America continues to provide on dedication to education with a variety of compelling sessions on its final day, a few of which explore diversity within Imagination, IMEX’because of this year s Talking Point. Sessions include Creating environments of acceptance: gender expression at work and beyond, presented by LGBT MPA, with Ron Renee Roley, senior event organizer for global events at Nike, who’ll use personal experiences and stories to supply a safe discussion environment.
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SITE and Prevue have joined forces to dive deeper in to the gender-specific challenges female meeting planning professionals and suppliers have faced within their careers with Challenges women face in the meetings industry. Rhonda Brewer, vice president, sales for THE UNITED STATES at BCD Meetings & Amanda and events Armstrong, assistant vice president of the travel and meetings department at Enterprise Holdings, Inc., will dive into survey results about gender-specific challenges of female meeting planning suppliers and professionals. Attendees will take part in a lively discussion about issues women face in the meetings industry and can hear from experts in the field because they share their very own stories and examples.
Powerful language tools for ladies in business with Kate Patay, CPCE, a motivational speaker, faculty and consultant lecturer at the International School of Hospitality, who supplies a frank discussion about creating a personal brand and boosting leadership skills. How would you measure visitor experience? led by Maksim Godovykh from the guts for Event Studies, can help attendees figure out how to measure and influence customer experience at each stage of the function process.
on Thursday cover business skills and legacy
Other sessions. Lasting legacies: designing better community service projects hosted by The Events Industry Council (EIC). Mariela Mcilwraith, president of Meeting David and Change Fiss, director of business development, partnerships & event strategy at Sustainable Brands, provides a framework for creating a lasting, positive impact through meaningful projects and explore transformative approaches that benefit communities, event planners and their teams.
IMEX America concludes, September 12, in NEVADA.
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