Join the BestCities Community at IMEX Frankfurt 2019

The power of collaboration and community at IMEX Frankfurt 2019

IMEX Frankfurt

We’re excited to invite you to join BestCities Global Alliance at IMEX in Frankfurt 2019.

IMEX is the landmark exhibition for professionals working within the events and meetings industry. And it’s run by meetings professionals who understand your needs, and want you to succeed.

UPDATE: applications for the IMEX Hosted Buyer programme have closed.

Join BestCities at IMEX Frankfurt for the following activities:

‘Share and Gain’ Event and Dinner

Participate in our ‘Share and Gain’ event followed by dinner at Villa Merton on Tuesday 21 May from 17:30.

The opportunity to discuss topics of interest to you in small groups.  You can share an experience while also gaining knowledge from others in the room.

Following our Share and Gain session we will then move into the Bistro Restaurant for Dinner.

If you are an international association and want to join us please register here.

BestCities Media Breakfast

Tuesday 21 May, 08:30-09:30, Maritim Hotel Frankfurt

Launching our overarching theme for the year, Exploring the Congress of the Future – Fortifying Impact, we’ll be kicking off with news on our Inspiring Young Leaders Fund, an exciting new initiative to help the international association community engage with the future leaders of our industry.

BestCities will also be revealing our big ambitions for the forthcoming BestCities Global Forum, taking place in Copenhagen this December, as well as introducing you to our incoming Board Chair.

Complimentary light breakfast will be served and there will be an opportunity for interviews with speakers and BestCities representatives, including two association leaders who will be the first to benefit from the Inspiring Young Leaders Fund.    

If you are a member of the media and would like to join the breakfast please register here.

BestCities Education

BestCities will be running two sessions in the IMEX education programme:

The impact of associations and their conferences on destinations

Monday 20 May, 15:00 – 16:00, Room Satellit, Level 1, Kap Europa

Speaker: Jane Cunningham, Director International Associations, BestCities Global Alliance

Associations can be confusing, especially if you are a rising talent who hasn’t been in the industry for a long time. Learn about associations and how their conferences can impact on the host destination. Think like an association and plan your own legacy programme in a city. How will this conference create a positive change?

Ambassador programmes – who needs one?

Wednesday 22 May, 12:00 – 12:30, Research Pod, Inspiration Hub, Stand 9550, Hall 9.0

Speaker: Lesley Williams, Director Market Development, BestCities Global Alliance

In this exhibitor-focused session, gain an understanding of the benefits of ambassador programmes in winning association bids for cities. We’ll also explore what motivates an ambassador.

Meet the BestCities Partners

All the BestCities partners will be exhibiting at IMEX Frankfurt this year. You can visit our partners on the following stands

Cape TownC500
Dubai E500

Meet the BestCities Team

The following BestCities team members will be at IMEX Frankfurt:

Paul Vallee
Managing Director
Email Paul
Jane Cunningham
Director, International Associations
Email Jane
Lesley Williams
Director, Market Development
Email Lesley

See you in Frankfurt!