Attending IMEX

Join us at IMEX

Dive into the heart of the global business events industry over four action-packed days in Frankfurt. Meet event suppliers and destinations from across the world, gain insight and inspiration from industry experts and innovators and join your peers at countless social events.

Why attend?

IMEX is your platform for professional and personal success. Where you can connect with the right suppliers, keep up with fast-changing event trends and legislation, experience the world under one roof, see everyone you need to see (and everyone you didn't know you needed to see). And where you can make those all-important face-to-face connections for stronger, more meaningful business relationships.

"It's much easier to work with people if you have already met on a one-to-one basis at IMEX." 
Janet Goldman, Managing Member, Cruise and Travel Partners, US
Face-to-face business

Face-to-face business

IMEX is your opportunity to meet and do business with 2,900 destinations, venues and suppliers representing 150 countries in one place.
Community and connection

Community and connection

Connect with the core of the business events community - whether you prefer the buzz of on-booth receptions, the glamour of the IMEX Gala or the endorphin-filled IMEXrunners high.
Free professional education program

Free professional education program

Catch up with the latest event trends and innovations, push your professional development forward, stay relevent in our rapidly chaning world. Choose from 150 in-depth seminars, practical workshops and specialist forums. Coming soon.
Advance meeting scheduling

Advance meeting scheduling

Use our advance meeting scheduling to easily plan your IMEX time ahead of time.

Who attends IMEX

If you plan or influence meetings and events, you’ll find all the suppliers and inspiration you need—from major hotel groups and venues to the latest event tech providers.

We welcome meeting and events professionals from a wide range of disciplines, sectors and all levels of seniority including:
  • meeting planners
  • event agencies
  • association executives
  • incentive travel buyers
  • in-house corporate event experts
  • hospitality or event management students and academics
  • meetings industry press
  • trade association professionals
  • industry experts and consultants
  • brand and marketing agencies
  • hotel and venue booking agencies
Ways to attend

All event and meeting professionals are welcome to attend as buyers—either on our hosted buyer program or as a buyer attendee. If you don't qualify to join our hosted buyer program or you would prefer to attend independently as a buyer attendee, you'll still have access to everything IMEX has to offer including our online meeting system and free education program.

Not attending as a buyer?

Our doors are also open to many other meetings industry professionals and related companies, including academics and students. See what’s on for you. 

Are you attending as press? 

Head to our press center for details on how to attend IMEX as press.

Register to attend

Hosted buyer program

If you regularly plan or commission international events, apply to join our hosted buyer program. You'll enjoy free and flexible flights (from Europe—and long-haul too if you're coming as part of a hosted buyer group), free accommodations and our acclaimed VIP treatment. Uniquely flexible, tailored to each group or individual, defined by mutual commitment and supported by our team of dedicated (and devoted) relationship managers, the IMEX hosted buyer program stands apart. Dare we say it? (Yes, we do.) It's simply better!

Find out more about the hosted buyer program.

Frequently asked questions

How to make the most of your time at IMEX

How do meetings work? 
Easy to use and designed with you, the buyer, in mind. Find out how to use our unique online meeting system by checking our how meetings work page.
How can I make the most of my online schedule?
You’re in charge of your IMEX schedule. You book slots in exhibitors’ schedules, so you don’t have to waste time at the show. And both you and the exhibitor can connect and prepare for the meeting before the show using our online messaging and meeting system.
Can I add learning and networking activities to my online schedule?
You can also add education and activities into your online schedule so you know exactly what you’re doing when, right through the show.
Related pages


Discover key information about our shows, education program and previous show statistics.

Learn more about IMEX


Discover more than 150 educational and networking activities as well as what you can expect at IMEX Frankfurt.
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Any questions? Check our FAQs page or contact us: 

Call: +44 (0) 1273 227311

Carina Bauer
Carina Bauer
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