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 3,500-plus global meeting planners connect with more than 2,500 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.
Exhibitors include national and regional convention bureaux, hotel groups, venues, cruise lines, airlines, spa resorts, tech providers and event management specialists. Visitors 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 programme with free and flexible flights, free accommodation and VIP treatment.
Developed to support our aim to provide the best business platform for the global business events community, our online appointment system and schedule help everyone plan their time ahead of time – with 57,700 appointments made at IMEX 2023 alone.
Our education programme
Our free professional education programme includes 150-plus in-depth seminars, practical workshops and specialist forums. Expect expert speakers, new ideas, plentiful inspiration, insight and innovation. Explore our human nature 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 events around the city, as the global business events community converges on Frankfurt. From the IMEXrun to the Gala Dinner to SITE Nite and Association Social, we have the networking event for you.
See what's on at IMEX.
IMEX Frankfurt show stats 2023
Number of hosted buyers
3,059 from 84 countries
Hosted buyer buying power %
$1-5 million 31%
$5 million-plus 28%
Hosted buyers by country (top 10)%
Hosted buyers by nature of business %
Independent planner 4%
Number of visitor buyers
824 from 67 countries
Visitor buyer buying power %
$1-5 million 22%
Visitor buyers by country (top 10) %
Visitor buyers by nature of business %
Independent planner 5%
Number of exhibiting companies
*We launched IMEX in Frankfurt in 2003 and its sister show, IMEX America in Las Vegas in 2011. Our mission is to unite and advance the global meetings industry – doing everything we can to educate, innovate and help you make powerful connections with the right people.
TALKING POINT: HUMAN NATURE
Our annual talking point allows you to explore a single emerging or important trend. For 2023 our talking point is human nature – an understanding and celebration of all that’s good about being human.
Explore our 2023 talking point