IMEX Frankfurt

After a two-year absence, IMEX Frankfurt is back!

MPI is thrilled to feature a full education and networking schedule in our new Hall 9 placement, stand 9.017 with a shared stage alongside our friends from ICCA. Many of our appointments will take place in Hall 8 at stand E130. From event design to industry trends, future-focused skills and more, you have plenty of options to choose from, all of them certified for education credits.


Check back soon as we continue to add networking events including Community Meet-Ups, receptions and more!

MPI EDUCATION SESSION


31 May

Speaker: Ruud & Roel

Discover how an event model canvas can transform your meeting planning cycle and create enhanced participant experiences that deliver on your business goals, from the practitioners who use it daily.

Speaker: Frances van Klaveren

The ICCA Future Leaders Council was introduced in 2021 to give Young professionals a stronger voice and extend their influence within the meetings industry. The council is made up of eight individuals from across the regions, who collaboratively explore and provide recommendations on how ICCA can stay relevant for future generations of industry leaders. Join this session to learn more about how ICCA introduced this initiative and how their work is already positively impacting on ICCA as an organization just one year into the project.

 

Speaker: Cathy Breden

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research can help you advance your profession and your business, prove the value and effectiveness of exhibitions and leverage exhibitions as a marketing medium. Hear how predictions from 2021 are faring, as well as latest industry insights for 2022 and beyond.

 

Speaker: Jessie States

For meeting professionals to survive the tech revolution, we must redefine our roles as business drivers and strategists who contribute to bottom lines by delivering return on investment, experience and objective. Join MPI and ICCA for a discussion of the skills necessary to excel as a meeting professional in 2030.

Speaker: Agnes Maignien

Being at the forefront of innovative event design, ICCA could not be left behind when it comes to braving new approaches to congress management. Discover how ICCA pulled off a global multi-hub and completely hybrid event, delivering 100+ hours of content and attracting 1200+ attendees.

Speaker: Jessie States & Sabine Reise

What will the conditions look like in the next year? What will the new reality look like? And how are other meeting professionals overcoming current obstacles to grow business? Deep dive into recent research from MPI and ICCA and discuss business and social trends in the new meetings ecosystem.

Speaker: Mirjam van de Kamp

International events, the Rotterdam Way. Learn how the challenge to develop a new venue delivered learnings and innovation on sustainability, regenerative events and climate adaptation in Rotterdam.

Speaker: Jessie States

Join a critical conversation with MPI and ICCA on how the coronavirus crisis has changed the execution of meetings, events, conferences and trade shows. Discover ways you can help attendees and stakeholders feel safe attending your carefully designed experiences.

 

1 June

 

Speaker: Mark Cooper 

IACC’s flagship 2022 report will dive deep into the meeting environments that global organisations require in the future. This leading research and trends report looks at every element of the meetings experience, including physical meeting spaces, food and beverage, technology and wellbeing.

Speaker: Karin Ruppert

Join She Means Community for a raucous 25 minutes during which you take on the role of mentor and mentee. Bring only a concern currently on your mind and an openness to, and desire for, a trusting exchange with others. Gain feedback on your career, meet people and expand your network.

Speaker: Desiree C.T. Baltussen

Discover how you can boost your international association meetings business by Joining ICCA. Business opportunities with international regional associations, all-year-round Networking & Educational activities, access to the ICCA Association Database of 220,000 meetings, and more valuable benefits that will help you to maximize your association meetings business

Speakers: Ruud Janssen & Roel Frissen

A good conversation can shift the direction of change forever. Would you leave it chance? Would you like to know how to identify, respond and act in situations of ambiguity with your event owner? Explore the implications of the change in the event landscape and how to design conversations between event owners and event designers. A story about wants and needs, process and outcome and horizons of change from a dualistic perspective.

Speakers: Patrick Delaney

The ICCA Best Marketing Award recognises the excellence and outstanding achievements of organisations in their effort to market their product and services. Now, we’ve given this prestigious, annual award a makeover to reflect the last years’ changes and challenges. Discover what’s new and what has changed in the application process and what’s in for the winner!

Speakers: Jessie States & Sabine Reise

What will the conditions look like in the next year? What will the new reality look like? And how are other meeting professionals overcoming current obstacles to grow business? Deep dive into recent research from MPI and ICCA and discuss business and social trends in the new meetings ecosystem.

Speaker: Christine Yu Hsin Hou

The ICCA Associations Community has seen exponential growth since it was launched in 2020, now welcoming association executives from across the global and from a wide variety of different sectors. Join this session to learn more about what tools and services ICCA can offer to support associations with creating new partnerships, adapting key learnings and working together to create more sustainable events for the future.

2 June

 

Speaker: Jessie States

For meeting professionals to survive the tech revolution, we must redefine our roles as business drivers and strategists who contribute to bottom lines by delivering return on investment, experience and objective. Join MPI and ICCA for a discussion of the skills necessary to excel as a meeting professional in 2030.

Speaker: Andres Escandon

Find out more about this member-driven, custom approach to strengthen the meetings and events ecosystem from within, understanding regional needs and opportunities as our core driver.

Speaker: Jessie States

Join a critical conversation with MPI and ICCA on how the coronavirus crisis has changed the execution of meetings, events, conferences and trade shows. Discover ways you can help attendees and stakeholders feel safe attending your carefully designed experiences.

Speaker: Frances van Klaveren

With sustainability being a major strategic priority for ICCA and many others in the meetings industry, ICCA is working with several partners on projects and initiatives to support the meetings industry in their sustainability efforts, including the GDS Movement and Net Zero Carbon Events. Join this session to learn more about how ICCA can support your organization in their sustainability efforts, and get some practical tips on how to bring regenerative practices to your events.

Speaker: Jessie States

This conversation will push back against some commonly held beliefs about hybrid, leaving you to decide for yourself whether you agree they are true…or false!

Did you hear? Before IMEX Frankfurt begins, MPI invites you into exclusive dialogue with your fellow colleagues. It’s an event you don’t want to miss. Ticketed event includes lunch and a reception. Learn more about the European Business and Events Forum taking place May 30 at Messe Frankfurt.


Community Meet-ups

General Communities Information and Small Business Owners
Thursday  2, June 

10h - 11h in Hall 9

Stand 9.017


MPI's Communities are such a special part of our association. They are designed to help our members make connections within similar industries and interests. They are people you can network with around the globe. Come meet up with other like-minded individuals and learn more about how joining an MPI Community-or two!- provides endless opportunities for you to connect with an additional network of industry-specific advocates.


Association Professionals & MPI Medical and Healthcare Professionals
Thursday | 2, June
14h - 15h in Hall 9
Stand 9.017

 

Join us to learn more about two of our most dedicated and passionate communities that provide priceless, industry-specific resources and collaborative initiatives that fuel your professional growth.


MPI Stand Reception

Wednesday, 1 June 

 17h-18h  | Hall 9, Stand 9.017

Join MPI members, industry leaders and MPI staff and executives as we toast the return of IMEX Frankfurt. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be available, as will the face-to-face connections and networking that MPI is known worldwide for providing!

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