Talking Point

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.  

So, with a mission of bringing the global events community together to do business, learn and drive positive change, we’re making Impact our annual Talking Point for 2024/25. 

Over the next two years we’re inviting people and organizations from every part of the global business events industry to make a more positive impact through their events, their personal and professional actions, their commercial partnerships and more.  

This is a call to reach higher, stretch further, do more (with less) and to design with Impact in mind. Joining us on this Impact journey is about deciding to show up differently. Change starts with me, but it ends with we. None of us can do this alone.

Let’s go.


What does impact mean to you?


“IMEX is in a unique position in the global events industry. We ‘only’ run two annual trade shows and yet, because of their global market significance, our team's visibility and experience, and our deep relationships with the sector, we’re often treated differently. That means people expect us to lead, to have a voice and to represent the best interests of all involved. I’ve learned not to take this responsibility lightly but to embrace it as an extraordinary opportunity to make a bigger, positive impact on the world."

Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group 

Read more about Impact in an interview with IMEX CEO Carina Bauer on LinkedIn

Explore more than 150 education sessions across seven tracks:

  • Trends & Research
  • Impact
  • Business Practises
  • Experience Design
  • Event Marketing
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Wellbeing

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Donna Fung
Donna Fung
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Tahira Endean
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