How to Attend

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    Buyers are invited to attend IMEX in Frankfurt as a visitor or as part of our hallmark hosted buyer programme. Both options offer great benefits.

    Come to IMEX as a visitor

    • Register and attend IMEX completely free of charge
    • Come for up to four days, including three full days of business at the trade show
    • You have many opportunities to attend any of our FREE education sessions, including Association Day and Exclusively Corporate on the day prior to the show
    • Make the most of events, receptions and parties to network and mingle with your peers and the industry
    • Visitor buyers can access the Online Diary to make pre-show appointments with exhibitors
    • Enjoy exclusive hotel and travel discounts      


    Come to IMEX as a hosted buyer

    • Apply to join the hosted buyer programme - once qualified, you’ll travel and stay as a guest of IMEX
    • Economy flights or first class train from selected destinations
    • Accommodation in a 4 or 5-star hotel
    • Transfers between airport, hotel and exhibition
    • Fast track access to the show
    • Hosted buyer lounge access
    • Dedicated IMEX support team
    • Easy to use Online Diary and messaging service to make pre-show appointments
    • Outstanding educational opportunities including Association Day and Exclusively Corporate on the day prior to the show, and a huge range of education sessions open to you, in tracks to help you choose

    To qualify for hosted status, you will need to be able to give 3 events you have placed outside your own country, at least 2 must be in the past 18 months and one may be in the coming 12 months.

    More on the Hosted Buyer Programme