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IMEX America 2012 to Hit the Strip
More Buyer Benefits, More Education, More Exhibitors & More Networking
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When IMEX America 2012 opens in Las Vegas in a few weeks (October 9- 11th at the Sands Expo) it will be focused on adding more value and increased benefits to attendees. Featuring over 2,000 hosted buyers, 60+ new exhibitors and enhanced education and networking, the now largest US hosted buyer show for the meetings, events and incentive travel industry intends to not only be bigger but also better.

Higher Learning & Networking Value
Last year IMEX America delivered strong value through its free professional learning opportunities and this year they are upping the ante with enhanced programming at Smart Monday and Association Focus & Evening plus over 100 educational sessions throughout the week.
Before the show floor opens the learning gets cooking at Smart Monday - Powered by MPI - on October 8th which is unique in the global meetings, events and incentive travel industry … bringing together a number of leading associations including ISES, Site and others who create a jam-packed day of free education. New this year will be Personal Development Deep Dives (3 hours long), which deliver leadership learning through story-telling, and a Sustainability in Action program delivered by the GMIC.
At this year's Association Focus and Evening, also taking place on Smart Monday, IMEX America is adding more seminar & case study choices; increased peer-to-peer learning; an early evening reception for planners and a keynote address. Three new education tracks targeting 'executive', 'global' and 'meetings' interests will also be delivered by ASAE, PCMA and ICCA.
Once the show floor opens on October 9th the education sessions will be in full swing with the on-floor IMEX America Inspiration Center (formerly known as the Learning Curve Zone) and Sustainability Hub offering new drop-in workshops, campfires and forums spanning topics from professional development and financial management … to sustainability, globalization and change management. Daily MPI keynotes will take place this year at the dynamic Venetian Showroom theatre and a Faculty Conclave focusing on technology, funding and grants will also take place on October 11.
With networking and developing new relationships being one of the key benefits of IMEX America, attendees will be mixing and mingling with exhibitors representing almost 150 countries, and colleagues and buyers from across the US and around the world to expand traditional and social networks. On-floor receptions and cultural sessions get people connected in fresh and fun ways and evening events such as Site Nite North America, new MPI Buyer Receptions, the IMEX Association Evening, and MPI Foundation Rendezvous let people see and be seen.

More Exhibitors = More Business
Last year attendees reported getting the business volume of a year done in one week at IMEX America.
This year buyers have the opportunity to learn about and meet people from even more destinations and service providers.
Over 60 new exhibitors have been added for IMEX America 2012 and over 20% of those who exhibited at the first show are returning with even bigger booths. The result will be more diversity, more impact and more opportunities to do business.
Destinations that have expanded their stand size include: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chicago, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Germany – who becomes the largest single destination, Guatemala, Hawaii, London & Partners, Japan, Monaco, Monterey County, Napa Valley, NYC & Co, Panama, Portugal, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Seoul, Switzerland, Tahiti, Visit Denmark, Visit Florida, Visit Scotland and others.  
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