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Sharing economy, sustainability to top education sessions at IMEX

Trade show reveals new programme ahead of show in Frankfurt in April 2016

IMEX Frankfurt will host more than 180 education sessions this year

More than 180 education sessions with the theme 'Business is Personal', including the likes of the sharing economy, are being planned for this year's IMEX in Frankfurt.

The industry trade show, taking place 19 -21 April at Messe Frankfurt, will cover topics including how the meetings industry is taking advantage of the shared economy, along with discussions on sustainability, the art of storytelling and creative learning.

One session entitled Elevated Leadership: The Roadmap to Unlocking Your Natural Leader will help attendees to tap into their natural leadership abilities becoming more conscious, confident, and courageous.

As well, PCMA Business School is bringing its prestigious Business School to Europe for the first time, giving executives the chance to develop core business skills from an MBA level professor.

Meanwhile the show's hosted buyer programme is also set to be expanded in 2016, with European buyers now able to extend their visit to IMEX and opt for a three day programme, giving them more time at the show and networking.

The popular Association Day will take place once more, and is expected to attract 300 professionals from 40 countries. The show's renowned Politicians Forum will also return, bringing together meetings industry leaders with representatives from government and business, to discuss building and sustaining a successful meetings industry.

IMEX is also set to welcome more than 20 new hosted buyer grounds from around the world, including Germany, Poland, China, South Africa and South America, as well as UNICEO - the network for corporate event planners - and International Special Events Society's (ISES) Global Event Summit. Group appointment timings have also been revised to give hosted buyers more time to explore the show floor; the show will now open at 9.45am, with no group appointments scheduled before 11am or after 4pm.

Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group, explains: “We continually consult with our buyers and intermediaries and have made changes to the programme this year to ensure that the show is truly tailored to their needs. We believe that both the buyers and exhibitors will benefit strongly from these.

"IMEX in Frankfurt promises a host of opportunities for all members of the meetings and incentive travel community. We know that there is no better way to do business or build a network of professional contacts and friends than face to face and we look forward to welcoming the world to Frankfurt this April.”

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