IMEX America takes place at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas – 18 – 20 October 2016.

IMEX America is the largest meetings industry trade show in the U.S.—the event that turns up the beat for global business. This is where the deals are made and you can do up to a year’s worth of business in less than a week. Raise your productivity dramatically with three full days dedicated to business.

Get ready for a show floor filled to capacity and pulsating with serious business. In Las Vegas you meet key industry players and find everything you need to accomplish your goals in one place.

Grow your Opportunities

Whether you are come to do business as an exhibitor, an attendee or hosted buyer, there are endless ways to grow your opportunities at IMEX America.

Make Pre- Show Appointments

These can be made with the Online Schedule (available to hosted buyers and buyer attendees) helping you to maximise your time at the show.

Send RFPs

Send RFPs and meeting requirements in advance through the Schedule Messaging Service.

Download the IMEX App

The IMEX App (now available for iPads) enables you to have the most up to date information at your fingertips. Information on the app includes your online schedule, events listings, the floor plan (very important to save you running all over and wasting your time) and the latest news.


Education Information

A series of educational seminars will be held before, during and after the exhibition, led by the industry trade associations. Whether you are from an agency, are a corporate or association buyer, organise events as part of your business travel or marketing plan – you will find seminars tailored to your needs on vital business subjects.


How to Attend

Buyers are invited to attend IMEX America either as part of the Hosted Buyer Programme or independently as trade attendees.

Hosted Buyers

The purpose of the IMEX America Hosted Buyer Program is to give qualified meeting industry buyers the opportunity to do business with suppliers from around the U.S. and the world in a fun and efficient environment; at the same time as learning from the best in the industry and networking with peers. Most hosted buyers experience the show in a small group, which gives the added opportunity of developing peer relationships.

Best of all, once qualified, IMEX America picks up the cost (and can also arrange) for flights and hotel accommodations for hosted buyers.

Ray Bloom, IMEX America’s founder, pioneered the hosted buyer concept in the ‘80s and has been perfecting it ever since. The IMEX America team is a family business dedicated to ensuring that our hosted buyers have a great experience at our show and keep on returning.

What makes us different?

Our insistence on quality: ensuring hosted buyers have the best experience possible and meet with the best and most senior suppliers from around the world

Our flexible and personal approach means that we take care of our hosted buyers as individuals

We put power in the buyers’ hands: no match making systems for us – hosted buyers choose over 90% of their appointments with exhibitors including the day and time

We believe in a balanced approach: time to do business – time for education and time for networking – you’ll get it all at IMEX America

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