Taking action for the future
Action is needed to secure a future for our global meetings and events industry.
We act by bringing the global events community together to do business, to learn and to drive positive change. We provide a platform to stimulate policy change at both national and municipal level, helping to lobby governments as a voice for our industry. We support the positive development of our industry, and we recognize the critical importance of inspiring and investing in future generations of event professionals.
Supporting our mission to unite and advance the meetings industry
The IMEX Policy Forum
Our Policy Forum connects the meetings world with public policymakers to influence the direction of business events nationally and globally. We bring together policymakers, event professionals, industry association leaders, destination representatives and influencers to redefine the impact of business events on destinations.
A proven platform for discussion and engagement, the Policy Forum has welcomed more than 600 policymakers from across the globe since launch. Enabling our destination community to directly influence key decision makers in their city, region, or country. And elevating the profile of the global meetings and events industry.Learn more about the Policy Forum
"IMEX and the Policy Forum provide a valuable opportunity for governments wishing to gain essential insights into this continually expanding sector."
IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum
Created to encourage the best and brightest to develop successful business events industry careers, the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum program nurtures connection, sparks conversation and encourages knowledge-sharing for our industry’s future leaders.
Offering enviable opportunities for the next generation of event professionals, inviting them into our exhilarating business events world, Future Leaders Forums take place alongside leading industry events worldwide, and annually at IMEX Frankfurt and IMEX America. They are our way of investing in the future of our global industry.See the Frankfurt program See the America program
Faculty Engagement Program
Bolstering our investment in our future leaders, the Faculty Engagement Program, run in partnership with IAEE, engages academics teaching and designing event management courses.
The program brings influential educators to our shows to share intelligence, to discuss new trends, solutions and innovations, to learn from industry and academic best practice. All with one singular aim—to help them deliver competitive and compelling event management courses.See program details
Supported by our partners and collaborators
Read more about our work to advance and advocate for our global meetings and events industry.
Our net zero roadmap sets out our journey to a net zero future. And defines the actions we’re taking to reduce our carbon footprint.
Our collaborative industry-wide partnerships form the bedrock of our shows, our mission, our purpose.
Environmental and social governance
We are committed to environmental and social progress to support and protect people and planet.