150-plus countries on show last year.
New exhibitors span all key sectors
of the meetings market and the world.
They include: Cincinnati USA, Cuba Travel
Services, Detroit Metro CVB, Dominican
Wings, Greater Birmingham CVB, IfOnly,
Hungary, Juneau CVB, Montage Hotels &
Resorts, Oklahoma City CVB, Omaha CVB,
Paraguay CVB, Richmond Region Tourism,
SMG Convention & Exhibition Centers U.S.,
Telluride, Wisconsin Department of Tourism and Taiwan.
In addition, around 50 returning exhibi-
New Hosted Buyer Groups
tors have increased the size of their booths.
Among them: Accor Hotels, Bahamas,
Bloomington CVB, Carnival Cruise Lines,
Cirque du Soleil, Dominican Republic,
Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Guidebook,
Hilton, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Jamaica, Lou-
isville CVB, Mexico, Omni Hotels & Resorts,
Orlando/Orange County CVB, Playa Hotels
and Resorts, Portugal, PromPeru, Puerto
Rico, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, St. Kitts
and Nevis, Thailand and Visit Savannah.
Strong demand is also fueling further
Business: New and Expanded Exhibitors
growth in the IMEX America hosted
buyer program, which delivers thousands
of quali;ied senior buyers from across
North America and the world to the show.
Brought to the event by IMEX, these plan-
ners are able to pre-arrange their one-
to-one meetings with exhibitors prior to
the start of the show, as well as book into
booth presentations. They also attend a set
Strong demand from across the industry
means that IMEX America is set to grow
again in 2015. Exciting new ideas and
themes in the education program will add
a vast range of new dimensions to business
and learning when the ;ifth IMEX America
takes place Oct. 13-15 at the Sands Expo
and The Venetian®/ The Palazzo® Las Vegas.
Offer More Touchpoints and Freedom of
Choice for Buyers
This year IMEX America will give buyers
even more opportunities to do business.
IMEX America’s worldwide exhibition for
incentive travel, meetings and events has
more than 60 new exhibitors adding to
the 2,900 exhibiting organizations from
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