IMEX America Daily Update 4 - Thursday November 11, 2021


The IMEX America Daily Update provides you with a quick overview of things to consider at our yearly tradeshow of the global business events community in Las Vegas. Our 'anchorman' Gerrit Heijkoop (Mr. Red Sneakers) shares with you what's going on this day, the latest headlines from our exhibitors and partners and his favourite daily Las Vegas Tip. Here;'s what he had to say about IMEX America on Thursday November 11th, 2021: Hello, this is the IMEX America Daily on Thursday November 11. My name is Gerrit Heijkoop and let’s once again look at a selection of 4 cool things happening today, as we’re continuing our coverage for one more amazing day at IMEX America 2021. 1. Join MPI’s Jessie States and Dear World Chief Storyteller Rx (Robert X) Fogarty for ‘A brand new you – your IMEX America un-keynote experience’ and learn how to create your own personal powerful elevator pitch. 2. Our education program continues over at the Inspiration Hub. And there are some intriguingly-named sessions on today, including ‘Delete, delete, delete!’ with wilderness explorer Daniel Fox, and ‘Laughter and chocolate – the perfect pairing’, where chocolate chuckles are promised. Not sure what these are – but count me in! 3. Immerse yourself in one of the fastest growing areas of our industry at the Tech Hub – with companies represented including Aventri, Bravura Technologies, Cvent, EventsAir, Fielddrive BV, Hopin, MeetingPlay, Rain Focus and Swapcard. 4. Did you know that our relaxation area - the Relaxation Reef - has a) moved from the Shark Reef to the Wedding Chapel (only in Vegas right?!) and b) is offering free massages alongside mindfulness and meditation? We highly recommend you drop in (especially if you overdid it at Drai’s last night!) And now our final round up of news from the amazing IMEX America show floor. 1. Marking their IMEX debut, Ethos Event Collective are inviting attendees on their booth to help prepare 160 personalized cheer-up gift boxes for patients at Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas. 2. To celebrate being able to meet face to face again, ODS Turkey are making a donation for every appointment made with them during IMEX America, to the ‘Better Together for the Equality of Educational Opportunity’ project, which offers free online classes to high-school students. 3. Today at 11am, KLH Group are holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the IMEX-EIC People and Planet Village, for the clubhouse that has been taking shape on the show floor – created by IMEX America attendees to give Luna, a five-year old battling brain cancer, a safe place to play. 4. The Events Industry Council are inviting all IMEX America attendees to contribute to their landmark Equity Study, the first step in their Equity Acceleration Plan, which aims to turn its vision for a more inclusive industry into action. And now for my final top tip for you on the last day of the 10th edition of IMEX America. That tip is to create memories to take away, and moments to remember, to capture the unique feeling of our industry’s homecoming show. Whether that’s wandering the show floor to marvel at the amazing creativity on display at booths throughout the show, making sure you catch up with industry friends old and new before you go, or trying out something you’ve never done before. On behalf of our CEO Carina Baur, and the entire IMEX team I would like to say: This has been a time to treasure, and we’ve loved sharing every moment of it with you. Have a great day! - Calling all meetings and events professionals! IMEX exists to make your lives easier, more profitable and more connected. Our job is to show you the world in just four days. - IMEX runs two extraordinary business events (Frankfurt and Las Vegas) that combine business, networking, learning and FUN. We live (and love) to serve and champion the events, meetings and incentive travel industry all over the world. - For more inspiration, subscribe to our (almost) monthly newsletter of fascinating stories from around the globe by ticking the box for ‘IMEXfiles’ here: https://buff.ly/2IR7kO8 - Twitter: https://twitter.com/IMEX_Group Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IMEXGroup/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/imex/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imex_group/