22-25 May 2023
IMEX Frankfurt

About the show


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 3,000+ 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.



Our show

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 42,000 appointments made at IMEX 2022 alone.


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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. 

IMEX Frankfurt show stats 2022
participants in 2022
pre-scheduled appointments in 2022
Total buyers in 2022 incl. hosted and visitor buyers
participants in 2022
pre-scheduled appointments in 2022
Total buyers in 2022 incl. hosted and visitor buyers
Hosted buyer stats

Number of hosted buyers 

2,268 from 76 countries

Hosted buyer buying power % 

$1-5 million        35% 
$5 million        24% 

Hosted buyers by country (top five)% 

US            15% 
Germany        14% 
UK            6.5% 
Brazil            5% 
Mexico            4% 
Netherlands        4%  
Spain            4% 
Italy            3.5% 
France            3.5% 
Switzerland        3% 

Hosted buyers by nature of business % 

Agency            66% 
Independent planner    12%  
Corporate        11.5% 
Association        10.5% 
Visitor buyer stats

Number of visitor buyers 

608 from 58 countries 

Visitor buyer buying power % 

$1-5 million            24% 
$5million+            13.5% 

Visitor buyers by country (top five) % 

Germany            52% 
UK                6% 
Netherlands            4.5% 
US                3.5% 
Switzerland            2% 

Visitor buyers by nature of business % 

Agency                42% 
Corporate            32%  
Independent planner        17% 
Association            9% 

Exhibitor stats

Number of exhibiting companies 
  • 2,373 representing 150 countries 
  • 85% of exhibitors at IMEX return and exhibit with us again

Press stats
  • 19 press conferences at IMEX Frankfurt 2022
  • 166 press attendees from 20 countries
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.
Need any further help about attending or exhibiting?

Contact us: enquiries@imexexhibitions.com
Heather Gough
Heather Gough
Sales Director
Sarah Lloyd
Sarah Lloyd
Director of Hosted Buyer Programmes
Lottie Elson
Lottie Elson
Head of Marketing Operations
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