People, planet & industry prosperity: the heart of IMEX America’s learning program


By: Hannah Lee | Oct 11, 2021

“We’ve created an education program delivering fresh thinking around the future of meeting and event design along with sessions dedicated to true sustainability, diversity, humanity and technology among other topics.” Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, introduces the free learning program at IMEX America, taking place November 9 - 11 in Las Vegas. It launches with Smart Monday, powered by MPI, on November 8 and continues with a series of workshops, hot topic tables and seminars during the three days of the show. As always, the show will also feature daily MPI keynotes, full details here.

The IMEX team has rethought its education tracks this year, introducing Professional Development and Upskilling, Creativity in Communication, Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, Innovation and Tech and Purposeful Recovery to reflect current industry challenges and priorities. Highlights include:

  • In Intentional design for a purposeful recovery Mariela McIlwraith, Vice President Sustainability and Industry Advancement at EIC, details how the organization’s Principles for Recovery and Sustainable Events can help to activate the power of events to drive recovery based on people, planet and prosperity.

  • Sustainability must be included from the very start of any event design process. That’s according to Courtney Lohmann, Director Corporate Social Responsibility at PRA. Her session Sustainability is key to your event design argues a strong case for integrated sustainability when setting goals and objectives.

IMEX’s Knowledge & Events Director, Dale Hudson and Senior Advocacy & Industry Relations Advisor, Natasha Richards discuss the show's extensive speaker program, new tracks and new show initiatives here.

IMEX America takes place November 9 – 11 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with Smart Monday, powered by MPI, on November 8. To register – for free – click here. 



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