Personal and collective transformation begins today on PlanetIMEX

Tuesday's headliners will explore diversity, sustainability, curiosity and creativity to propel personal and professional development.


Daniel Fox will transform your spirit as Tuesday’s headliner on PlanetIMEX.
Daniel Fox will transform your spirit as Tuesday’s headliner on PlanetIMEX.

PlanetIMEX will launch a “personal and collective transformation” with a series of headliners from the business events community today  as part of a full week of creative content.

Learning sessions will explore diversity, sustainability, curiosity and creativity to propel personal and professional development. Headliner Daniel Fox will share his experience of the natural world and how to harness the power of nature to “Nurture, Awaken, Transform, Uplift, Restore and Elevate the human spirit.” His session, “The Power of Nature,” is sponsored by Marriott International and is part of IMEX’s celebration of Nature, its Talking Point for 2020 and 2021.

“I seek to redefine our relationship with the planet and with life itself. My goal is to inspire experiencing nature as a framework, mindset and mentor for personal and collective transformation.” said Fox, who is a renowned explorer and photographer.

Tuesday will continue with a global perspective on diversity, shared by Greg DeShields, executive director at PHLDiversity Multicultural Affairs Congress, a division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), as part of a topical panel session. His headliner session “Covid 19: Where are we?” will review the disparity of medical care across cultures and share industry best practices and new standards for safe business events.

A headliner panel session as part of She Means Business, a dedicated conference celebrating the role of women in business and events, also focuses on diversity. “Diversity matters—Let’s have a look at our boardrooms” sponsored by Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, is a robust and relevant examination of culture and women in the boardroom with insights into how an inclusion strategy can eliminate barriers to entry and improve representation in leadership.

Understanding the humans behind the data
Understanding what drives human behavior is key to almost any discipline within the business events sector. David Allison, founder of Valuegraphics Database, will go beyond the data in his session sponsored by ProColombia. In “The most powerful secrets of human nature and your target audience,” David will “bring human nature back into the way you interpret data,” explaining why a move away from stereotypes towards individual values is key to engaging a target audience.

“Human beings are hardwired to chase after the things they care about; it’s what being human means,” Allison said.