IMEX-Group Hosts a Spectacular 20th Edition In Frankfurt, Germany.
BY: OLUMIDE OGUNLADE
The Atmosphere was secured, the ambience was simply beautiful and attendees of over 9000 suppliers, event professional visitors from around the globe from diverse business attractions in the meetings industry gathered in joyous, businesslike and friendly moods in a city and country reputed to be one of the most welcoming and accommodating in the world, as the coronavirus pandemic graduall receeds. The event was the global meetings and exhibition organized by IMEX-Group, who won the ‘Best International Show-Americas’ at the recent AEO Excellence Awards honoured IMEX America 2021 which took place in November last year.
Fostering connections that matters, IMEX 20th edition hosted in Frankfurt was a testimony of recognition, resilience and reputation of an organization whose leadership, planning strategies and envisage outcomes that will promote productivity and profitability.
In a tip of what was to come in Germany in 2022, IMEX-America 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada, was a demonstration of determination to succeed, satisfy and sustain inspite of the rage of the covid-19 pandemic. The Frankfurt event was an impressive trade fair with arrays of programmes, ranging from education talks, various B2B meetings, robust press center, leisure/recreational time and the real exhibition hall at the Frankfurt Messe in Germany.
For the international visitors arriving from the airport, the courtesies of greeters at the airport, the line-up of buses to convey to the center, the various health and security checks in place, safe locations for the keeping of participants properties, the cafeterias and restaurants to provide sumptuous meals and refreshments, soft musical renditions to ease pressures, a free wifi environment for global internet connections and many more human and environmental conduciveness to enhance an international show of such magnitude and respectability.
The main exhibition center was indescribable, the esthetics, decorations and splendor of the various booths are indescribable, Nations after nations showcased stands and staff that are simply breath-taking, with each organizations from different countries flying their countries flag higher through the display of what makes their stands out over the other. Among the highlights was Britain’s stand, where the exhibitors marked the platinum celebration of Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England. At the end of the event, there was plenty to eat, drink and music to dance to, as both exhibitors and visitors mingle freely and were happy that such connection could be possible again, after being holed up in their various lands by the Covid-19 crisis.
Acclaim Nigeria International Magazine, ANIM, regular press-participants of IMEX events was there with its crew to cover the trade fair. The media organization the only one from Nigeria was fully represented with coverage and interviews that aided a successful show.
Led by its Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Olumide Ogunlade, ANIM visited stands after stand, interacted with exhibitors, visitors, some of the organizers who all expressed delight at the level of preparedness of IMEX at the Frankfurt 2022 event.
Here is saluting IMEX-Group chairman, Mr Ray Bloom, its CEO, Ms Carina Bauer and all members, particularly, the press crew and Emmanuel Blakes and others for a wonderful 2022 show in Frankfurt.
ANIM was there and covered the event.