Past Hosted Buyer Testimonials:
IMEX is the place to find new and exciting destinations and services for your future conferences and events. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with destinations from all over the world, gain new insights from the comprehensive program of seminars, expand your knowledge on the newest innovations and technologies, and connect with colleagues who also plan international meetings.
“IMEX Frankfurt gave me the opportunity to meet directly with vendors that I have only had a chance to talk to over the phone. Getting the global perspective on the meetings industry is exciting and helps round out my personal knowledge of our business. It is an exciting show!”-Nancy DeBrosse, Senior Vice President - Sales and Account Management, Experient
“As a PCMA Hosted Buyer I was able to focus on my business needs and not worry about the networking as PCMA introduced me to the people I really needed to meet.” Phelps Hope, Vice President, Meetings & Expositions, Kellen Meetings
PCMA Education at IMEX
Monday, May 18th 14:30-15:30
IAPCO Association Day Session, Powered by PCMA: Strategic Positioning of Medical Conferences in Today’s Environment
Location: Association Day, Kap Europa Building
The world of medical conferences has been changing over the past few years and continues to evolve as we look into the future. Trends like compliance and a new regulatory environment, the growth of new markets and a decline of some old ones as well as the need to be more relevant have driven various associations to take bold steps when it comes to their conferences.
Tuesday, May 19 - 09.00-09.50
PCMA/IAPCO Session: Cultural Differences beyond Behavioural
Location: Dialog Room, Level 9.2, Messe Frankfurt
Understanding cultural behavioural differences is one thing, but do you understand the contractual negotiation differences and those of supplier management? This session will explore some of the pitfalls in cross-border negotiation and identify advantages and disadvantages of engaging local suppliers or shipping one’s own to the destination.
Wednesday, May 20 - 14.30 – 15.00
PCMA Session: Back to Business: Convene’s Annual Meetings Market Survey
Location: Research Pod, Frankfurt Messe Show Floor
If you’re looking for proof that the meetings industry has rebounded to pre-recession levels, the results of this year’s Meetings Market Survey make a convincing case. As the economy has inched back up over the past few years, so too have meetings. By all leading indicators, 2014 was a good year for meetings, big and small.