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Restructured Association Day to address burning issues

A new Association Management stream has been added to the pre-IMEX event

Pictured: Delegates at a previous Association Day at IMEX

Why do members leave? That, along with other decisive questions, will be open for discussion at this year’s Association Day at IMEX, the  meetings industry tradeshow in Frankfurt.

The event – exclusively for association executives – will take place at Congress Centre, Messe Frankfurt, on Monday, May  15th, ahead of the three-day meetings exhibition.

The restructured Association Day programme will feature a new Association Management Stream, and two Meetings & Events Streams - addressing issues such as how to maximise member participation at events, and how to identify and approach new sponsors.

Each session will feature case studies, with the emphasis on sharing best practice.

Speakers include senior executives from the European Golf Course Owners Association and the Entomological Society of America, Davi Kaur, head of the congress unit at the European Cancer Organisation, Juliane Leyva Gonzalez, congress manager, European College of Sport Science and Roy Palmer, executive director, Association of International Seafood Professionals.

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, says: “We wanted to ensure that we offer content that is a real benefit to association professionals at all levels of seniority and experience so we consulted more extensively than ever. The resulting programme is really strong and, as always, we have some excellent and highly motivated partners to thank for their expertise and contributions.”

The event will be followed by networking at Association Evening hosted at Marriott Frankfurt.


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