New exhibitors and a packed education programme alongside an exclusive day of learning and networking at Association Focus means that a visit to IMEX America promises to be busy and productive for association professionals from all parts of the world.
Presented as part of Smart Monday, powered by MPI, Association Focus is an exclusive “conference within a conference” designed specifically for association executives. Taking place the day before IMEX America begins, participants can expect dedicated education presented by ASAE and ICCA, with sessions packed with case studies, peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities.
A new feature of Smart Monday is ‘The Play Room’ - sponsored by Play with a Purpose - offering short and sweet ‘quirkshops’ with immediately applicable ideas that planners can build into their meetings. This upbeat, fun alternative to classroom learning provides attendees with hands-on experience in the areas of room design, technology, networking, and teambuilding.
Association executives can then enjoy a further three days of doing business and networking at the show which has over 60 new exhibitors and an increased hosted buyer program with buyers due to attend from across the USA as well as from Asia, China, Germany, Latin America, Mexico and Russia. There are also dedicated association education sessions as part of the Inspiration Hub which has more than 180 education sessions divided into 10 speciality tracks including: Business Skills, Marketing & Communications, Risk Management & Compliance, Technology & Social Media, Trends & Research, Creative Learning, Health & Wellbeing, Diversity, Sustainability and General Education.
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