Jane’s Top Tips
8-11 November 2021 I Mandalay Bay
Purposeful travel. That’s the name of the game as we return to face-to-face meetings. And if the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we need to make the most out of every meeting, every activity, every encounter… because you never know what curveballs life will throw next.
As you start packing for IMEX America, or other meetings and events that have started popping up in your calendar, take the time to consider why you are travelling, what you want to achieve, how you are going to achieve it and who you need to connect with to get you closer to your goals. Forge relationships before you travel and make the most of networking opportunities.
Networking is one of many reasons to attend IMEX, though this year’s educational programme also packs a punch. Here are my top tips for seizing the day and getting the most out of your first in-person IMEX post-pandemic. Hope to see many of you in Las Vegas!
Smart Monday (8th November)
**Top choice for international associations
Roll up your sleeves, bring your RFP and get ready to learn, share and develop ways to achieve a bigger and broader event impact.
Tuesday 9th November
0830 – 0930 I Build your community from scratch
Learn how to unlock your attendees’ DOSE (dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins) and find out why that matters.
1130 – 1200 I Hybrid, blended, multi hub what does it mean?
Join me, Hybrid Cities Alliance and IAPCO for an enthralling campfire chat! Questions on all things hybrid encouraged.
Wednesday 10th November
0630 – 0800 I IMEXrun, walk or shuffle
Ahead of a busy day take the time to look after your well being, join us on a five-kilometre run through the heart of Las Vegas, so you can balance an intense week with heart-pumping physical activity.
1130 – 1200 I The good, the bad and the blind spots
In order to cultivate cultures that are truly inclusive and equitable, we first need to acknowledge and accept that we are all biased. This session will help us see past the filter to the good, the bad and the blind spots.
LINKS TO JOIN THE BESTCITIES HOSTED BUYER GROUP
Join our small global association group to:
- Chat about global developments
- Share experiences
- Gain global destination updates
If you are based outside of the USA, use this link to register
Looking forward to seeing you all at IMEX America! I will be the one with a big smile. Come find me and let’s chat… face-to-face, finally!
Jane and the BestCities Community