<span id="lblNoFrames"><h1>IMEX Show Briefing.pdf</h1><br/>FREE IMEX APPIMEX 2012 your best show yet!Our 10th IMEX in Frankfurt promises a week of outstanding business, networking and professional education opportunities. This year there are also plans for a few fun elements to celebrate our 10th anniversary including a ‘Celebration Hour’ on Wednesday 23 May when a party atmosphere will prevail.Our strongest line up to date sees thousands of exhibitors from around the world come together, including hundreds of new exhibitors and many of the established exhibitors taking larger stands, filling every inch of Hall 8 at Messe Frankfurt.Over 100 education sessions are on offer this year – all free of charge – plus new campfires (small, informal learning groups) on sustainability and technology. Also new for 2012 is the Visionary Events Series, which will analyse and reveal the ingredients behind those meetings and events that have set new benchmarks for creativity and vision.Another important first for the 10th IMEX in Frankfurt is the introduction of free WiFi throughout the show. This will give everyone the chance to check emails and surf the web on the go wherever they may be. Look out too for IMEX TV – our news crew will be on the show floor every day to capture the buzz and report back on reaction from buyers, visitors and exhibitors – plus the upgraded IMEX App, innovative Meetology® Lab and feel good Badge-Back initiative.The results of our new Power of 10 research study - looking back on 10 years of the industry and looking ahead to the next 10 – are sure to create a stir and provoke debate. Another reason not to miss the 10th IMEX is our aptly-named IMEX-CIC Inspiration Centre – sponsored by Poland, which will combine professional and personal development.With this being a landmark anniversary year, IMEX in Frankfurt will be suffused with its usual business intensity and undeniable buzz but also moments for celebration – an acknowledgement that both the show and also the global meetings industry have come a long way together in the last decade.New, newer and newestNew stands at this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt include ATA Hotels, Best Western, JTB Europe, Eventschmiede, Pacific World, Promo Tours, Mice Mallorca and DMC Connection. Destinations taking larger stands are Turkey, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Croatia, Slovakia, Paris, Moscow, Boston, Brazil and Colombia. From the hotel sector, Fairmont, Starwood and Kempinski have all increased their stand sizes too. Visit Pittsburgh makes a welcome return to the strong US line up.This year’s Wild Card winners – Sendai in Japan and El Salvador in Central America – each have a powerful story to tell and are well worth visiting. The German stand will also showcase two German Wild Cards – Regensburg Tourismus GmbH and Tourismus und Stadtmarketing Husum GmbH (TSMH).Our 2012 show will also see more meetings technology suppliers present than ever before including Meetingsbooker, Etouches, Dorier, SpotMe, EventMobi, ATIV Software and Konnect – a reflection of dramatic growth in this part of the market. With more cruise lines – including newcomer Buy the Sea – and more North American exhibitors lining up from San Francisco to Detroit, this year’s IMEX has plenty of new business and new ideas to offer.• Hot from the stands – the latest from our exhibitors who have much to celebrate too – from new hotels and new brands to a clutch of awards plus a sprinkling of Michelin stars• Educational seminars and events – our biggest programme to date including the new Visionary Event Series and new sustainability and technology campfires• The all new IMEX Vision programme – featuring the brand new Inspiration Centre and Sustainability Hub• What to do before you go – and when you get there – take advantage of new features including the IMEX App for iPad, Meetings Mindset® Minutes plus free wireless internet throughout the showSHOWBUZZIMEX 2012. MESSE FRANKFURT.DOWNLOAD<br/>YOUR FREE IMEX<br/>APP FOR ALL THE<br/>SHOW KNOW-HOW<br/><br/> imex-frankfurt.<br/><br/><br/>com/app</span>