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Schedule at a glance

Monday 14 May

Exclusively Corporate 08:15-17:30

Education and networking exclusively for corporate executives. Registration required.

IAEE-CEM Course 08:30-16:30

Specifically for exhibition organisers, this full-day course covers all aspects of conference and meeting management from education formats to housing and transport. Register here

EduMonday 10:00-18:30

Your opportunity to immerse yourself in a full day of immersive, inspiring and free professional development.

Event Design Certificate Programme 10:30-17:30

A full day workshop intro to the Event Canvas Model, a strategic event management model for customer-centric events. German or English options available. Registration required (select Event Design Certificate Programme under Co-located Events when you register for IMEX 2018, if you've already registered sign in to select Event Design Certificate Programme). You'll receive an invitation direct from the Event Canvas Model team.

Association Day 12:30-18:20

Education and networking exclusively for association professionals. Registration required.

She Means Business 12:30-19:00

A brand-new event celebrating the role of women in the meetings industry. Register here

PCMA Business School 13:30-17:30

An MBA-quality professional development programme led by business experts from outside the meetings industry. Registration required (select PCMA Business School under Co-located Events when you register for IMEX 2018, if you've already registered sign in to select PCMA Business School. You'll receive an invitation direct from PCMA.

Rising Talent 13:30-17:30

If you're an under-35 meeting professional this productive, informal and fun afternoon of actionable learning is designed with you in mind. Register here

Agency Directors Forum 15:00-18:00

A strategic exchange exclusively for small to mid-size agencies. Registration required.

Interactive Meetings Masterclass 15:45-17:30

A deep dive afternoon into new ways and formats to really engage your participants. Register here

SITE Nite Europe 19:00-21:00

Raising funds for the SITE Foundation while networking with fellow SITE members and industry colleagues. Payment and registration required.

Association Evening 19:00-22:00

Celebrate the start of IMEX 2018. Open to association executives attending Association Day and exhibiting members of AIPC, DI, IAEE, IAPCO, ICCA, PCMA or ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Registration required.

Tuesday 15 May

Association Leadership Breakfast Briefing

High-level closed-door discussion for association leadership. Registration required.

Policy Forum 08:30-19:00

Bringing policy makers together with influential industry leaders to advance our industry. In partnership with AIPC, ECM, ICCA, JMIC, The Iceberg and UNWTO. Sponsored by Business Events Australia, Business Events Sydney, GCB German Convention Bureau, Messe Frankfurt, Saudi Exhibition & Convention Bureau and West Sweden Meeting Industry Council. Registration required.

IMEX exhibition 10:00-17:30

Opening Ceremony 10:30-11:00

Join us and keynote WTTC President & CEO, Gloria Guevara Manzo, as we celebrate the opening of a bumper IMEX 2018.

IMEXpitch 16:00-17:00

Come to watch event tech startups bid to win free exhibition space at IMEX 2018.

cim-clubbing @IMEX 21:00 until late

For late night revelry and high-octane energy join our club night hosted by CIM. Registration required.

Wednesday 16 May

IMEXrun 07:00-08:00

Join a 5km run along the river Main before the show starts. Developed by events by tlc. Registration required (select IMEXrun under Co-located Events when you register for IMEX 2018. If you've already registered sign in to select IMEXrun. You must do this to receive an invitation to register for the IMEXrun you won't be able to register on the day).

IMEX exhibition 10:00-17:30

IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum 13:30-17:30

The event for talented hospitality, event or tourism management students considering a career in the meetings industry (continues Thursday 17 May). Registration required.

Faculty Engagement Programme 16:00-17:00

For academics who teach and design event management (continues Thursday 17 May). Registration required.

Gala Dinner and Awards 18:30-24:00

Live music, fabulous food, great networking plus the announcement of the winners of the IMEX and industry awards. Registration required.

Thursday 17 May

IMEX exhibition 10:00-16:30