Mike McAllen captures some experiences from the IMEX tradeshow floor for the IMEX Podcast. #Imex13
On this installment of the MeetingsPodcast Miguel Neves speaks about his career so far in the meetings industry; his new role as IMEX Group’s Senior Online Community Manager and all things social media!
Miguel also gives an insight into the expansion of technology education at the show on the new Tech Hub booth.
Plus new initiatives IMEX Live and the Social Hub.
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On this session of the IMEX Podcast Dale Hudson, IMEX’s Knowledge and Events Director talks to Jon Trask about the 2013 education program including Smart Monday, powered by MPI, with sessions from Site, ISES, GMIC and new HSMAI sessions for suppliers. New deepdives for meeting agency owners who have been in the industry for 15+ years. Catch all the IMEX America Podcasts here.
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Please join the MeetingsPodcast team at IMEX America October 15-17 in Las Vegas. we will be in the AVforplanners.com booth.
With this addition of the IMEX Podcast we sit down with Suzanne Medcalf, IMEX America Regional Manager Hosted Buyer Programs speaks about the Hosted Buyer Program, giving an insight into the buyers we recruit and how to apply for the program.
IMEX America has the largest and most powerful Hosted Buyer Program in the USA. In 2012, the trade show hosted 2,400 buyers from North America and 43 global markets, increasing their Hosted Buyer Program from the previous year. For 2013, the program is expected to grow significantly.
“The trouble with doing somthing right the first time is tha nobody appreciates how difficult it was.”- Walt West
IMEX America sets records and excites attendees in 2012 in Las Vegas. Mike McAllen and Jon Trask talk about what they saw and experienced on the show floor. The show broke records for the size and attendees. Mike and Jons new company AVforPlanners.com launched at the conference and found the Hosted Buyer system really worked well. IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom said in the IMEX closing press conference explained that the show hosted 2,400 hosted buyers, up 400 from last year, its first year. The Sands Expo is getting started on a multimillion-dollar improvement program to be completed before IMEX comes back, October 15–17, 2013. Future show dates are October 14–16, 2014, and October 13–15, 2015.
What’s done is done.- William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Listening to Doc Hendly talk about his efforts with “Wine to Water” has really got me in the mood to become a more sustainable person. There are so many easy and simple things that anybody and everybody can do! I have decided to do a post every week on 1 easy and simple thing for people to focus on, whether its cutting back on water, donating your old soap to “Clean the World”, the list can go on and on. Being that we just came back from iMex America (one on the largest u.s meetings industry trade shows), we are going to focus on Event Planning Sustainability this week. Here are 5 ways to create a more sustainable event…
Mike McAllen talked with Debra Benton about her upcoming IMEX Keynote called: Leaders Needed: Apply Within: Benton will dissect and decode the secret sauce of traits and nuance needed to elevate your presence in the world where you want to be – your authentic self. Learn how to tweak what you already have to present yourself in a way that people are receptive to you; build trust with colleagues and customers. Rearrange how you view yourself by differentiating yourself and still be comfortable in situations you normally don’t feel comfortable. And finally, sharpen how you think and behave so that people remember you for the right reasons – enhancing your business grace, connection and rapport.