Who we are

Since launching the IMEX concept in 2001, our aim has always been to be more than a global meeting organizer.

IMEX's purpose, vision and mission

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Our purpose

To build better human connections all over the world.

Building better connections to allow good business to go beyond borders and oceans, to enable global networking, to support powerful working relationships.

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Our vision

A thriving global events industry focused on positive change.

Uniting and advancing the global events industry—doing everything we can to educate, innovate and advocate.

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Our mission

Bringing the global events community together to do business, learn and drive positive change.

Gathering our industry together to power profitable connections, to foster innovation, to spark inspiration, to propel positive progress.

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Our values

Guided by our values, focused on our purpose.

We work together with our clients and partners to provide the best platform for great business, listening to and acting on feedback we receive, shaping and reshaping our shows to stay one step ahead.

Put people first

At IMEX we put people first by empowering one another, by choosing kindness and by trusting our community and each other.

Achieve together

At IMEX we achieve together by being curiously creative, by delivering innovation and by creating positive change.

Lead the way

At IMEX we lead the way by cultivating joy, by challenging expectations and by growing together.

Our purpose

To build better human connections all over the world.

Building better connections to allow good business to go beyond borders and oceans, to enable global networking, to support powerful working relationships.

Our vision

A thriving global events industry focused on positive change.

Uniting and advancing the global events industry—doing everything we can to educate, innovate and advocate.

Our mission

Bringing the global events community together to do business, learn and drive positive change.

Gathering our industry together to power profitable connections, to foster innovation, to spark inspiration, to propel positive progress.

Our values

Guided by our values, focused on our purpose.

We work together with our clients and partners to provide the best platform for great business, listening to and acting on feedback we receive, shaping and reshaping our shows to stay one step ahead.

Put people first

At IMEX we put people first by empowering one another, by choosing kindness and by trusting our community and each other.

Achieve together

At IMEX we achieve together by being curiously creative, by delivering innovation and by creating positive change.

Lead the way

At IMEX we lead the way by cultivating joy, by challenging expectations and by growing together.

Carina Bauer

CEO, IMEX Group

“We consider ourselves meetings industry professionals first, and exhibition organizers second. We place ourselves at the heart of the meetings industry to help our clients and partners make more profitable connections, and to help them create ever better events, meetings, and experiences.”

We’re proud to have won these industry awards in recognition of our mission to do everything we can to unite and advance the meetings industry.

2022

Trade Show Executive Show with the Most Commendable Green Initiatives

2022

Trade Show Executive Fastest Growing Show in North America (by number of exhibitors)

2022

Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Honoree

2022

AEO Best International Trade Show

2020

BizBash 10 Most Influential Meetings (#4)

2023

PCMA Lifetime Achievement Honoree

2017

MPI Presidents Award

2017

JMIC Unity Award

2017

ICCA Moises Shuster Award

1993

EIC Hall of Leaders Inductee

2024

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award, AEO, 2024

2023

EIC Hall of Leaders Inductee

2022

SITE Richard Ross Past Presidents’ Award

2021

PCMA Wayfinder Award

2018/2019

Smart Women in Meetings Award

2018

ICCA Inspirational Woman Award

A warm and friendly place, sometimes chaotic but always inclusive

Blazing a people-led trail

From a conversation in the back of a cab to a company with global reach spanning two continents, we’ve come a long way and we’re still blazing a trail, led by our people, our IMEX family. 

And although we’ve more than quadrupled our size, many of our original pioneers are still part of our team. 

We're proud to have achieved the Sunday Times Best Places to Work Award 2024, recognizing our commitment to fostering a positive, inclusive and dynamic environment for our employees.

Meet our people.

David Harrison

Chief Financial Officer

My favorite thing about working at IMEX is the people. Everyone talks to each other, everyone gets on and works hard for the right result. It's a great team.

Our
People

Working at the heart of the global meetings and events industry is a collaborative, innovative and passionate team delivering two world-leading trade shows.