Coming to IMEX

Dive into the heart of the global meetings industry over four action-packed days in Frankfurt. Meet exhibitors from across the world, gain insight and inspiration from industry experts and innovators, and join your peers at countless networking events.

Who comes to IMEX?

If you’re a meeting and event professional, you’ll find all the suppliers you need for your events – from major hotel groups and venues to the latest event tech providers.

We welcome meeting and event professionals from a wide range of disciplines, sectors and all levels of seniority. Whether you’re a meeting planner, head of an event agency, an association executive, a business owner, an incentive travel buyer or an in-house event expert, IMEX has something for you.

Coming to IMEX as a buyer

Our goal is to provide you with the perfect platform for professional and personal success. From connecting with the right suppliers, to keeping up with fast-changing event tech and legislation – we help you make it happen. We offer:

  • The opportunity to do business with 3,500-plus destinations, venues and suppliers from 150-plus countries in one place
  • Countless opportunities to connect – whether you prefer the buzz of on-stand receptions or the high-octane energy of CIM Clubbing
  • A free professional education programme from in-depth seminars, to practical workshops and specialist forums
  • Our online appointment system and diary to help you plan your time easily and efficiently
  • Access to IMEX Connections, powered by Zenvoy, for introductions to fellow IMEX attendees

Ways to attend

If you’re coming to IMEX as a buyer, you can register as a visitor buyer here or apply to join our unique hosted buyer programme

Not a buyer?

Our doors are also open to many other meetings industry professionals and related companies, including academics and students. See what’s on for you here


Head to our press centre to see how we can help you

One of the many things IMEX does well is the appointment system - it works out so well for both exhibitors and hosted buyers. It’s flexible and efficient - the exhibitors have prepared information for you so you spend your time well.

Claudia Cavariani, MICE Global Travel Incentive & Event Manager

Dafing Group, Argentina

How do appointments work?

Easy to use and designed with you, the buyer, in mind. Find out how to use our unique online appointment system here

Take control

You’re in charge of your IMEX diary. You book slots in exhibitors' diaries – so you don’t have to waste time waiting around at the show. And both you and the exhibitor can connect and prepare for the meeting before the show using our online messaging and appointment system.

Add learning and networking

You can also add education and events into your online diary so you know exactly what you’re doing when – right through the show.

Hosted buyer programme

Be our guest

Free and flexible flights and accommodation are standard – and you’ll experience our acclaimed VIP treatment before, during and after the show. There’s no catch – you just need to meet our qualifying criteria of regularly planning or contracting large-scale events around the world.


What cost? Enjoy free flights, free accommodation and the knowledge that we’re taking care of the details – so you can focus on doing business.

Hosted buyer lounge

A dedicated space to recharge (yourself and your phone), relax and refresh. Run by our friendly hosted buyer team – there to answer any questions you might have.

Networking opportunities

Enjoy networking at special events and hosted dinners, catching up with meetings industry friends and new contacts.


You’re in charge of your diary at IMEX. We recommend eight appointments per day – and that you leave time for learning, networking and just browsing the show floor.

The experience was superb – everything was well organised. From the transfers to the hotel accommodation to the kind of welcome you have given us. You have taken even the most minute details into consideration.”

Gajanan Joshi

Dnata Travel

Get in touch

We’re here to help you – so please get in touch