Following the largest ever IMEX Frankfurt in May, the IMEX Group has confirmed that the fourth edition of IMEX America in Las Vegas starting Oct. 14 will see notable growth and new services in key areas.
Among the 25 new booths already confirmed for IMEX America – hosted again at the Sands Expo – are Omni Hotels & Resorts, Pan Pacific Hotel Group, Baha Mar from the Caribbean, Munich, Berlin, Warner Bros Studios, Visit Pittsburgh and technology providers Eventsforce Solutions and Guidebook.
“We are very excited to be in the lead up to another IMEX America and delighted to see the support for the show growing again this year from both the supplier and buyer communities,” said CEO of IMEX Group Carina Bauer. “Hosted buyers and buyer attendees will have an ever expanding wealth of top suppliers to meet with from all sectors of the industry and from all around the globe at the show this October.”
Demand from existing IMEX America exhibitors from across the world to increase booth space is also high, with 30 booths already planning expansion, nine of which will double or more in size.
Notable growing booths include Barbados, Destination Colorado, Las Vegas, Tahiti, The Netherlands, Visit Seattle and Visit Orlando. From the hotel sector, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International and Hyatt International are amongst those who have expanded their booth presence as well for this year.
New elements successfully introduced at IMEX in Frankfurt last month will also be available at IMEX America 2014, including the show’s new enterprise app, created by Quickmobile. The app was designed for exhibitor use for the first time, plus a range of added customer-led services for hosted buyers – including early morning orientation tours, onsite concierge desks and pre-show concierge calls.