Setting up a benchmark, IMEX America 2019 has definitely crossed the success line in Las Vegas. Held at Sands Expo and Convention Center from Sept 10-12, IMEX Group released the big numbers.
Approximately 14000 attendees participated in this year’s global event generating an overall economic impact of more than US$20m (£16.7m). The event included 3500+ exhibitors representing more than 150 countries. In total, IMEX Group estimates a total of 76,000 individual and group appointments in 2019.
“Every year we strive to be our own competition, to push ourselves to deliver richer experiences, better education and, of course, a really strong business pipeline for our exhibitors. Our partners keep rising to the occasion too,” said IMEX Group Chairman, Ray Bloom.
It has been notified that IMEX 2019 held in Las Vegas has been the most successful event of the edition.
IMEX was high on sustainability this year with the amazing implementation of the same scene at the event.
The tweets about IMEX adhering to the reusable lanyards and badges aiming to reduce event waste were commendable. Sustainability Ruled and won everyone over.
A few announcements were also made to set new standards for event sustainability like the launch of Event Industry Council’s new Center for Sustainable Events, and that old APEX standards will be replaced with new EIC standards.
In addition, there was a major announcement of the event industry’s involvement in accelerating the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Bruce MacMillan, president, and CEO of MPI, IMEX America’s strategic partner and premier education provider, expressed enthusiasm for the show’s superb turnout.
“You don’t see an American trade show here, you see a global event,” MacMillan said.
Highlights of IMEX 2019
— IMEX (@IMEX_Group) September 17, 2019
— SmartMeetings (@SmartMeetings) September 10, 2019
Did you know the @SandsExpo is using 100% compostable service-ware during #IMEX19 and all leftover or unserved food items will be donated or composted. You can do even more by choosing water-wise options, look for the water droplet icon on menus!
— IMEX (@IMEX_Group) September 12, 2019
— IMEX (@IMEX_Group) September 11, 2019
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Let’s have a look at what #evenprofs had their take about #IMEX2019
Excited to see that #IMEX19 will be our first event powered by 100% renewable energy via our partnership with the Sands Expo. This is a major step forward towards a greener event footprint. #MeetGreen pic.twitter.com/Rbo5NH60nx
— Eric Wallinger (@EricWallinger) September 11, 2019
#IMEX19 is underway and sustainability is embedded in unexpected places. This year’s lanyards are made from 100% bamboo fabric instead of the PET nylon of past cycles. Very excited for this greener alternative! #MeetGreen pic.twitter.com/zt0O39deFP
— Eric Wallinger (@EricWallinger) September 9, 2019
Kick-start your days at #IMEX19 by participating in a rejuvenating live music and movement experience. Missed it today? We look forward to seeing you on the mat at 7:00am on Wednesday and Thursday! Reserve your space: https://t.co/1c9y4BP98F pic.twitter.com/LPTb3WvtXN
— IMEX (@IMEX_Group) September 10, 2019
— Meeting Professional (@TheMeetingPro) September 9, 2019
SO great to see so many incredible actions @IMEX_Group are taking to reduce event waste and become more sustainable. This badge drop off station is such a great idea! #recycling #IMEX19 #sustainability pic.twitter.com/UqNwzMlhPH
— Sleek Events (@SleekEvents_) September 12, 2019
— Perla Valdez (@PVL_Cintermex) September 10, 2019
— Endless Events (@helloendless) September 12, 2019
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