Lee Papa delivers Smart Monday keynote at IMEX America 2015

Staying present in the moment is not the easiest task on the tradeshow floor. But that’s exactly what attendees at IMEX America 2015 in Las Vegas are being encouraged to do. In an effort to promote health and wellbeing, this week’s show is embracing eco-consciousness and higher-awareness with a brand new Be Well at IMEX program.

“With packed schedules, healthy habits can often take a back seat,” notes Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group. “We’re keen to help attendees relax and recharge so they’re in top form to make the most of their busy days on the show floor.”

Kicking off Smart Monday, Lee Papa, a wellness consultant, author and public speaker, set the tone for the annual show in her keynote at Sands Expo. Papa is an accomplished transformational advisor, mindfulness instructor and intuitive healing practitioner. Her book, The Temple of All Knowing, is a memoir of her journey prior to a near death experience.

During the three-day conference, attendees will be able to continue on the health and wellness track with a number of seminars, health workshops and a new meditation room. At the Inspiration Hub, more than 180 show floor education sessions will be offered. Conference attendees will have plenty of opportunities to learn how they can stay healthy while on the road.

Robyn Davis, a tradeshow sales and marketing specialist, will share her tips on how to maintain healthy habits while traveling during her educational session. She explains that many professionals struggle to stick to their routines while away, even though eating right, exercising and getting enough sleep are still important.

Diogo Assis, CEO of Events by Tlc, has organized IMEXrun Las Vegas, a new 5 kilometer street circuit to be held on the last day of the conference. The run, which is inspired by Rio de Janeiro, takes place on the Las Vegas Strip right before the tradeshow floor reopens. Assis will also educate conference attendees on the growth of sports in the events industry, and on how learn to integrate exercise into event and conference agendas.

For more information on health initiatives at IMEX America 2015, visit the event initiative section for highlights and a guide to wellbeing.