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.
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 meeting system and schedule help everyone plan their time ahead of time – with 57,700 meetings held 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 activities 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 activity 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+ 28%
|Hosted buyers by country (top 10)%||Germany 14%
|Hosted buyers by nature of business %||Agency 70%
Independent planner 8%
|Number of visitor buyers||824 from 67 countries|
|Visitor buyer buying power %||$1-5 million 22%
$5 million+ 13%
|Visitor buyers by country (top 10) %||Germany 59%
|Visitor buyers by nature of business %||Corporate 44%
Independent planner 5%
|Number of exhibiting companies||2,900 representing 150 countries|
|178 press attendees||20 countries|