Final facts and figures have been released on IMEX America 2015, which boasted record-breaking numbers of hosted buyers and conference attendees during the Las Vegas tradeshow held Oct. 13-15. Industry professionals are also pleased with the high turnout, as it has allowed them to boost their own profits and increase ROI.
Michael Friend from Superior Meeting Services said, “Having the opportunity to meet everyone in one location is great. It allows me to maintain relationships and take things to a whole new level. IMEX is also an excellent opportunity to experience first-hand what’s going on and what’s new on the horizon.”
Here are 6 record-breaking numbers from IMEX America 2015
–10,732 meetings professionals were in attendance, including 3,030 hosted buyers, which marks a 4 percent increase from 2014.
–54 countries were represented among hosted buyers at the event, with 26 percent of them from outside North America.
–5 percent of attendees came from Brazil; 3.5 percent attended from the U.K., 3 percent were from China, 2.5 percent came from Mexico, and 1.5 percent each attended from Germany, India, Argentina and Australia.
–2,053 trade attendees from 69 countries were at the event, which was a 7 percent year-over-year increase.
–57,000 prescheduled one-on-one appointments were held, up 7 percent from last year.
–9,700 buyers attended group appointments, and 51 percent of meetings had profiles attached.
IMEX America 2016 will be held Oct. 18-20 at Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian Las Vegas. IMEX in Frankfurt will run a month ahead of schedule from April 19-21 at Messe Frankfurt.