IMEX America will be held on September 10 – 12 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian® | The Palazzo® in Las Vegas and will bring together around 3,500 suppliers and 4,000 qualified buyers.
IMEX America kicks off with Smart Monday powered by Meeting Professionals with international inspirational artist and TED Talk speaker, Phil Hansen. He will launch Smart Monday with his keynote titled “Embrace The Shake: Transforming Limitations into Opportunities”. It will outline how limitations – for meeting planners, that can be reduced budget, limited resources, rushed timelines, etc. – can be an impetus for creativity and imagination, which ties to this year’s Talking Point.
Also taking place on Smart Monday is the Association Leadership Forum – learning and networking exclusively for association professionals. The free program, created by ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, enables participants to learn from engaging thought leaders, through strategic conversations and collaborative peer learning. Jessica Pettitt will lead a discussion on “Inclusion: beyond the law for meeting professionals,” to learn how to keep attendees feeling safe and welcomes, whereas Lynn Wellish will discuss how to put lead generation in your comfort zone by offering tips and tricks to overcome sales call reluctance.