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IMEX America announces dates and venues up to 2025

Las Vegas show will move to September in 2019 and 2020, before a change of venue from 2021 to the Mandalay Bay

Pictured: IMEX chairman Ray Bloom

IMEX America announces dates and venues up to 2025, confirming move to September in 2019 and 2020

The IMEX Group has announced the dates and locations of its IMEX America show in Las Vegas until 2025.

The show will be moving from its usual October slot to September for two years – 2019 and 2020, while from 2021 it will move from the Sands Expo & Convention Center to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Ray Bloom, chairman of the IMEX Group, said: “We know that our industry partners from across North America and around the world plan numerous activities and co-located events around IMEX America. In addition, the fall is a very busy period for the industry. As a result, we felt that it was important to give the industry as much notice as possible with regards to our dates and venues going forward to assist with their own planning.

“In particular, we wanted to remind the industry that we will be moving from our usual October dates to September for two years in 2019 and 2020.”

Bloom also announced that from 2021, after 10 years at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, IMEX America will move to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

The dates and venues for IMEX America for the next eight years will be:
2018   October, 16-18   Sands Expo
2019   September, 10-12  Sands Expo
2020   September, 15-17  Sands Expo
2021   November, 9-11  Mandalay Bay
2022   October, 25-27   Mandalay Bay
2023   October, 10-12   Mandalay Bay
2024   October, 8-10   Mandalay Bay
2025   October, 7-9   Mandalay Bay
Bloom said: “The Sands Expo team have been wonderfully supportive partners since well before our inaugural show in 2011 and we are looking forward to four more successful shows working with them, through 2020. We are incredibly grateful for their partnership and are looking forward to continuing that partnership for many years into the future.

“However, we were not able to lock in space from 2021 onward. Therefore, after celebrating 10 years working together and enjoying a fantastic relationship with the Las Vegas Sands team, we shall be moving to Mandalay Bay. We look forward to establishing successful partnerships with the Mandalay Bay and MGM Resorts International teams and we know that their world-class facilities will be an equally fitting home for the show.”

Chandra Allison, senior vice president of sales for The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo, said: “
It has been a pleasure helping IMEX grow to become one of the most successful annual events for meeting professionals. The show has evolved, and so has the industry. We recognise this is the right time for the show to move to its next destination.”

Stephanie Glanzer, vice president sales of Mandalay Bay, said: “We are honoured to partner with IMEX America and to keep such a prestigious industry event in Las Vegas. As an active supporter of IMEX, MGM Resorts International is excited to create new experiences for attendees at Mandalay Bay.”

IMEX America will take place this year from October 10-12 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian and The Palazzo, preceded by Smart Monday, powered by MPI on October 9.

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