The show floor of the fifth IMEX America opens today (Tuesday October 13) at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas, and it will be the biggest to date. More importantly it is due to host more business appointments than ever and provide a vast array of diverse networking and educational opportunities for the industry.
Strong demand from across the industry means that the exhibition is larger in size, scope and numbers this year. IMEX America 2015 has 80 new booths from all corners of the world giving buyers even more opportunities to do business. In total, 3100 companies will be exhibiting, representing 150 countries.
There has also been significant growth from returning exhibitors. 20% of all returning exhibitors have increased the size of their booths, with over one third of them more than doubling their space and nearly a fifth expanding by more than 50%. Notable areas of growth include Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, the hotel sector, Latin America and the USA and Canada.
“It is very exciting to see the expanding investment that exhibitors are making in IMEX America as we go into our fifth show,” said Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group.
“We think it is reflective of the positive energy building across the US and global meetings and events industry right now. There is a lot of business to be done, new connections and partnerships to be forged, and always best practices to be shared. IMEX America is an experience where you can bring together and advance all these goals in one place” she added.
Ray Bloom concluded: “The industry comes to IMEX America to do business, develop global connections and to increase their knowledge of the latest industry trends and products. We are very focussed at IMEX on developing innovations that will help every attendee to achieve their goals at the same time as enjoying the entire show experience. Putting on a show like this relies on the tremendous support of our industry partners and, together with them, we are looking forward to a great week here in Las Vegas that will produce real results for the industry.”