Welcome to EduMonday, 15 May

‘EduMonday’ is the name of our brand new education experience prior to IMEX in Frankfurt, on Monday 15 May.

This pre-IMEX day combines contemporary learning styles with hot industry topics and the latest personal development teachings.

Less formal than some of our show floor education, EduMonday is your chance to immerse yourself in fresh ideas, new habits and different approaches.

We’re enormously grateful to our inspired – and inspiring partners – your teachers on the day.

The Event Design Collective
• GCB (German Convention Bureau)
The Meetology® Lab
• Play Room powered by Play with a Purpose & Catalyst
PCMA Business School
ZEUS EventTech Academy 

Because IMEX’s sole aim is to unite and advance the meetings industry – doing everything we can to educate, innovate and help our clients make powerful connections with the right people - we’re offering EduMonday to you free of charge, in both English and German.

• EduMonday also includes education sessions for our exhibitors (‘Exhibitor Focus’).

Your EduMonday options

You have four choices on EduMonday. All require pre-registration.

  1. Event Design Certificate Programme Level 1 of Mastery (German) - all day, closed session, register your interest below.
  2. Event Design Certificate Programme Level 1 of Mastery (English) - all day, closed session, register your interest below.
  3. General education (morning) AND PCMA Business School (afternoon) - register your interest below.
  4. General education - all day, pre-register below.

How to register

Registration is compulsory for EduMonday (to help us plan for the right numbers) and we can ONLY accept participants who also attend – and pre-register for – IMEX in Frankfurt. 





When and where is EduMonday?

Monday 15 May at the Congress Center, Messe Frankfurt from 10.00 – 17.30. Transport is not provided for EduMonday so please make your own way to the Congress Center. (Click on the link above for address and directions)

Association Day, for association leaders and executives and Exclusively Corporate, for in-house meetings, events and travel planners, also take place on the same day, but require separate registrations and qualification criteria.

General education – programme

The day will offer you a variety of very strong, current topics - ENGLISH AND GERMAN. Some sessions will be eligible for CE hours. This information will be available on the education schedule approximately 6 weeks before the show.

PCMA Business School is afternoon only, leaving you free to take part in the morning programme.

You’re also free to ‘mix and match’ your own itinerary. There are no compulsory sessions (unless you are committed to the Event Design Certificate programme). 

View the Programme


Time Session
10.00 - 10.30          Meet, mingle, music                        
10.30 - 11.20 Choose 1 session 
11.00 - 17.00 Event Design Certificate (separate registration required)
11.20 - 11.30 BREAK
11.30 - 12.00 Choose 1 session 
12.00 - 14.00  LUNCH BREAK - 2 hours for fresh air, shopping and free time.
14.00 - 17.00 PCMA Business School (separate registration required)
14.00 - 14.50  Choose 1 session 
14.50 - 15.00 BREAK 
15.00 - 15.30  Choose 1 session
15.30 - 16.00  BREAK - refreshments 
16.00 - 16.50  Choose 1 session
17.00 - 17.30  Choose your final session
17.30 - 18.30 EduMonday Happy Hour at the Hotel Maritim Bar - half price drinks and get together!
19.00 - 21.30 SITE Nite at Kameha Suite Frankfurt (separate registration required)


About the Event Design Certificate

If you wish to undertake the Event Design Certificate (EDC) Programme Level 1 of Mastery on EduMonday, taught by our partners, the Event Design Collective, you’ll save at least €595 in course fees.

Places are limited to just 30 German language and 30 English, which is why you need to register your interest in advance. The Certificate in Event Design Level 1 starts on Monday at 11:00 until 17:00 and continues on Tuesday from 09:00 until 10:00.

Registrants should make plans for attending the full session rather than its component sections (no new entries possible once the session has started). Only those participating in all components will receive the EDC Level 1 of Mastery Certificate of Participation awarded on Tuesday morning. You will still have the opportunity to participate in all breaks.  

Successful participants will be granted the #EventCanvas Level 1 Certificate of Participation along with 8 Continuing Education clock hours in domain 7: Meeting & Event Design (as defined by the Convention Industry Council CIC)

About PCMA Business School

The PCMA Business School is built around offering business event professionals an opportunity to experience MBA-level curriculum presented by top faculty from leading universities. In this afternoon intensive you'll learn the importance of emotional intelligence and critical thinking from renowned Executive Coach and educator, Tremaine Du Preez. More information here.

The Meetology® Masterclass

This five stage course will give you the psychological insight and a bag of tricks that can make interpersonal communication one of your superpowers! These classes will give you an insight into the behavioural science behind forming great connections with customers, colleagues or suppliers. There are six sessions available on EduMonday including a final summary session. Each will cover one of five stages of the Meetology® Interaction Model, you will need to attend all five stages to complete the course.

Read our interview with Meetology® Lab Founder Jonathan Bradshaw here.

ZEUS EventTech Academy 

ZEUS EventTech Academy brings sunshine, fun and a touch of Silicon Valley (via Berlin) to IMEX. Germany’s meetings industry start-ups come together to present a series of fascinating insights, from today’s booming event tech industry. EventTech Academy experts and business innovators will advise on the latest innovations, share lessons from the frontlines and look to a future defined by digital transformation. 

SITE Nite Europe

Join SITE from 19.00 at Kameha Suite Frankfurt for an evening of networking and fundraising with top incentive travel buyers and suppliers, all in support of the research of the SITE Foundation. Meet global incentive travel professionals and connect face-to-face with colleagues and friends to kick off IMEX with a celebration. Register here