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About the show

ABOUT IMEX FRANKFURT


Your key to the global business events community

IMEX Frankfurt is where the global meetings, events and incentive travel industry comes together annually for the largest trade show of its kind in Europe.

Where 3,800-plus global meeting planners connect with 2,900 suppliers from across the world, building powerful working relationships—to create better events, meetings and experiences.

This is where you can walk through the world in a day, immerse yourself in the latest industry developments and ideas, and find yourself at the heart of the global business events community.

 

Our show

Exhibitors include national and regional convention bureaus, hotel groups, venues, cruise lines, airlines, spa resorts, tech providers and event management specialists. Attendees include meeting planners, event agency heads, association executives, incentive travel buyers and in-house event experts.

Meeting professionals can attend independently or apply to join our unique hosted buyer program with free and flexible flights, free accommodations and VIP treatment.

Developed to support our aim to provide the best business platform for the global business events community, our online meeting system and schedule help everyone plan their time ahead of time—with 57,700 meetings held at IMEX 2023 alone.

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Our education program

Our free professional education program includes 150-plus in-depth seminars, practical workshops and specialist forums. Expect expert speakers, new ideas, plentiful inspiration, insight and innovation. Explore our Impact Talking Point, dive into event tech and marketing, trends and research, people and planet, best business practice and the latest in experience design.

We offer countless opportunities to connect on the show floor and at activities around the city, as the global business events community converges on Frankfurt. From the IMEXrun to the Gala Dinner to SITE Nite to Association Social, we have the networking activity for you. 

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IMEX Frankfurt show stats 2024

12,000
Total participants in 2024
63,000
pre-organised meetings in 2024
4,200
Total buyers in 2024
12,000
Total participants in 2024
63,000
pre-organised meetings in 2024
4,200
Total buyers in 2024
Hosted buyer stats
Number of hosted buyers 3,221 from 83 countries
Hosted buyer buying power % Over $10 million  20%
Over $1 million 63%
Hosted buyers by country (top 10)% Germany  16%
US  13%
UK  10%
Brazil  5%
Italy  4%
Mexico 3%
France 3%
Spain  3%
Netherlands 3%
India  2.5
Hosted buyers by nature of business % Agency  72%
Corporate  13%
Independent planner  4%
Association  10%
Government/ University  1%
Buyer attendee stats
Number of buyer attendees 995 from 71 countries
Buyer attendee buying power % Over $10 million 11%
Over $1 million 43%
Buyer attendees by country (top 10) %    Germany  57%
UK  6%
US  5%
Netherlands  3%
Belgium  2%
Italy  2%
Spain  2%
Azerbaijan  2%
Switzerland  2%
France  1%
Buyer attendees by nature of business % Agency   43%
Corporate  34%
Association  10%
Independent planner  8%
Government/ University  5%
Exhibitor stats
Number of exhibiting companies 3,100 representing 150 countries
Press stats
179 press attendees 22 countries
The IMEX Talking Point: Impact 

IMEX believes we all have a responsibility to be part of the solution for the big issues challenging our planet and our communities. With a mission of bringing the global events community together to do business, learn and drive positive change, we’ve made Impact our annual Talking Point for 2025. 

 
Find out more about Impact

Any questions? Check our FAQs page or contact us: 

Call: +44 (0) 1273 227311

Email: enquiries@imexevents.com
Heather Gough
Heather Gough
Sales Director
Lottie Elson
Lottie Elson
Head of Marketing Operations
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