Networking 101 at IMEX America 2016
When you and thousands of meetings experts descend on Las Vegas for IMEX America 2016, October 18 – 20 at the Sands Expo, you’ll not only have learning and business on your mind, but also networking – big-time networking in fact.
With a wide variety of favorite and new ways to connect, networking power will abound during the show week with some highlights including:
Smart Monday & Association Focus: Even before the show floor opens, networking will kick into gear at Smart Monday powered by MPI—the free day of education on October 17th that includes a networking lunch and networking breaks. That night the education program geared specifically for association professionals and executives Association Focus will wrap with an evening of reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones at Association Evening at the Foxtail, SLS Las Vegas.
Garbage Grabbers – Clean Up Las Vegas: Giving back can be a great bonding experience- one of the main ideas behind IMEX’s new CSR program, which will have IMEX staffers and attendees banding together to clean up the local Sunset Park. This event takes place on Smart Monday in the afternoon.
New Networking Technology & Hub: After hosted buyers asked for even more ways to connect after IMEX America 2015, IMEX test drove new networking software at IMEX in Frankfurt 2016. It will be available leading into and at IMEX America in Las Vegas to bring together like-minded industry professionals. Additionally, a new Networking Hub space has been added to the Hosted Buyer Lounge providing a dedicated place for you to meet on your own or participate in a series of meet-up sessions facilitated by the IMEX team.
Networking on the Move- CEIR Golf Classic & IMEXrun: If you’re a golfer and want to network while giving back to industry research you can tee-up at the CEIR Golf Classic being held at the Bali Hai Golf Club on Monday October 17th. If lacing up your sneakers and meeting new people while walking or jogging is more your style, the IMEXrun on the morning of Wednesday Oct 19th might be just the ticket to start off your day on a healthy and social note.
Evening Favorites- SITE, CIC, DMC Network, and MPI Gatherings: These lively events are sure to please the professional and party lover in you. Start off the week with the unofficial opening party of IMEX America SITE Nite North America at the Omnia Nightclub on October 17th. Then the CIC Hall of Leaders Cocktail Reception and Pace Setter Awards take place on the opening night of the show October 18th at Jewel Nightclub at Aria Resort and Casino. On that same evening, the DMC and Ovation Global DMC will once again join forces to create a very special ‘Talent Search’ event at 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel. On Wednesday night October 19th, IMEX attendees will again light up the Strip at the ever-popular MPI Rendezvous event at Drai’s Beach Club and Nightclub.
For more information on all these happenings, visit: http://www.imexamerica.com/events/networking-events/; http://www.imexamerica.com/events/imexrun/; http://www.imexamerica.com/about-us/sustainability/legacy-projects/#GarbageGrabbers.
photos courtesy of IMEX America