IAEE Renews Hosted Buyer Partnership with IMEX
Building on its previous collaborative success, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) will partner with IMEX to host buyers at IMEX 2013 to be held 21-23 May in Frankfurt, Germany. IAEE is extending an invitation to its association organizers members via this link. Attendees will be able to engage approximately 3,500 exhibitors, connect with peers, take advantage of dedicated and in-depth education and networking, enjoy complimentary travel and accommodations and organize their experience using the diary system allowing buyers to directly make appointments with exhibitors. New this year, every Hosted Buyer will have a messaging inbox within their IMEX portal, which is accessed using their username and password. Messages from exhibitors will be sent to this inbox instead of an email address, and buyers will be able to sort by exhibitors matching their requirements. One email per day will be sent to buyers if they have received messages into their message inbox.
IAEE's association organizer members are invited to participate in Association Day and Evening on Monday, 20 May 2013. The program is focused on topics of interest to association executives. With its three educational tracks, it provides buyers with customized and innovative education. The Association Evening will serve as an opportunity for buyers and sellers to come face to face to network and has been considered the unofficial opening event for IMEX.
Participants of the hosted buyer program must come from the following market sectors:
· Agency: Incentive, Business and Conference Travel Agencies, Full Service Incentive Houses, Conference Organizers, Sales and Promotion Agencies Marketing, PR and Advertising Agencies.
· Corporate: The executive within a company involved with meetings, conferences and incentive travel programs. Participants should have responsibility for, or direct influence over, decisions regarding destinations / venues.
· Association: AMC or staff within International, World or European Institutes, Federations or Associations who organize congresses, conventions and meetings internationally.
"IAEE is excited to join IMEX once again in this important endeavor," said IAEE Chief Operating Officer Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP. "Our collaborative working relationship has afforded many IAEE members the opportunity to expand their events on a global scale and enjoy long-term success."
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE. Through the 2006 consolidation with the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), IAEE delivers valuable industry research reports. IAEE also supports the IAEE Public Events Council, The International Center for Exhibitor and Event Marketing, and the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission, which are IAEE councils that provide trusted resources to members. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: American Airlines, ASP, Inc., Bearcom, Mexico Tourism Board, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Orange County Convention Center and Visit Orlando, Vertical Nerve, Inc. and VoiceLogic. Visit www.iaee.com for more information.
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