IMEX in Frankfurt is returning this year on 31 May – 2 June as an in-person event, with Association Day taking place the day before, this years richer in content than ever. “In this post pandemic world associations are re-evaluating their strategies and diversifying their approach to events and community engagement. Our exclusive event, Association Focus, will bring association professionals together to review and discuss the steps they must take to meet the challenges of this new chapter,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group.
Keynote speaker Shane Feldman, founder of the largest youth-led organisation in the world, Count Me In, will kick off the day with his presentation on Leadership Passport: Helping Association Leaders Build a Thriving Community.
Association Focus will offer IMEX participants the opportunity to choose sessions from two streams. Panels will focus on topics such as The Association Workplace of the Future: A world reshaped by COVID, moderated by Michelle Mason, President & CEO of ASAE. She will also join Tracy Bury, Deputy CEO of World Physiotherapy, Mike Morrissey, Chief Executive of the European Cancer Organisation, and Senthil Gopinath CEO of ICCA, for a discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within associations. Long live content! – How to create 365 learning opportunities is another planned panel which aims to help associations generate year-round content.