With the third edition of IMEX America, the largest meetings industry tradeshow in the U.S., organizers have announced the addition of over 80 new booths to this year’s line-up of global and U.S. exhibitors.
The show is scheduled to open Oct.15 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
Growth in new booths plus a significant rise in demand for more space from previous exhibitors means that overall booth space will have increased by 17 percent compared to 2012. New booths have come from every sector and corner of the world including 11 new hotel groups and 24 new destinations and suppliers from across the USA. Other new booths include Emirates Airlines and Jordan from the Middle East; Hyderabad from Asia; the British Virgin Islands and Bahamas from the Caribbean; and a raft of new technology suppliers.
“Since we closed the doors on last year’s show there has been a steady rise in interest in all aspects of the show, especially from suppliers for increased booth space and from buyers who wish to attend,” said Ray Bloom, chairman, IMEX Group.
“For that reason alone I am delighted that our move into new halls at the Sands Expo came when it did as this has allowed us to comfortably accommodate the expansion in fantastic, upgraded facilities. I look forward to revealing the full size and statistics behind IMEX America 2013 when the show opens on Oct. 15, following Smart Monday, powered by MPI, on the 14th.”
Increased exhibitor numbers mean that well over 2,500 exhibiting companies will line up to do business with thousands of hosted buyers and buyer attendees for the three-day meetings, events and incentive travel industry tradeshow.
Entrance to IMEX America in Las Vegas is free. To register, visit portal.imexamerica.com/register.php.