Published on : Friday, April 1, 2016
Business is Personal is a key theme of the show, which takes place 19 – 21 April at Messe Frankfurt, and has been designed to help buyers and exhibitors grow and develop both professionally and personally.
Educational tracks focussed on Business Skills and Personal Development explore this theme with sessions on leadership skills, developing confidence and fostering strong connections. Jonathan Bradshaw, CEO of the Meetology® Lab, delivers The Meetology® guide to influence and persuasion, sharing little known tips, tools and techniques including how music can change behaviour. Kaaren Hamilton Vice President, Global Sales at Carlson Rezidor, and Kaori Pereyra-Lago, Senior Director of SMM Business Development EMEA for BCD Meetings & Events, give advice on Dealing with challenging people in a WINiT (WomenInTravel) session. Kaaren also explores the ‘confidence gap’ and shares personal stories about how confidence impacts success and career growth in the session Confidence = Impact:Three Steps to Bridge the Gap.
Develop your authentic leadership skills is covered by R. Michael Anderson, creator of The Executive JOY Institute, which specialises in teaching organisations and leaders how to become even more successful through the psychology of happiness.
The latest research into the brain is explored in How passion and focus will boost your productivity and fulfilment, led by certified Passion Test facilitator, Elizabeth Pine from Pine Communication+Training.
Carina Bauer, CEO IMEX Group, explains: “The world of work is rapidly evolving and, in order to keep up, we need to ensure our professional and personal wellbeing doesn’t fall to the bottom of the to-do list. Our Business is Personal theme has been developed in response to changes in the industry and requirements for new skills. This year both our personal development and wellbeing tracks offer dozens of new ideas and fresh angles on how to change old habits of mind, body and spirit!”
There are also numerous ways for both buyers and exhibitors to join the Business is Personal theme off the show floor, via meditation and yoga sessions in the new Be Well Lounge sessions, brought to you by InnerSense and supported by Weichlein Tours + Incentives and Munich Convention Bureau, or by joining others for an energetic start to the day on Wednesday at the IMEXrun, inspired by Rio de Janeiro.
Fresh from its success at IMEX America, the Play Room will host its interactive ‘quirkshops’ at IMEX in Frankfurt. Play With A Purpose brings this new feature to the show, providing a creative, interactive, hands on “play space” designed to provide a fresh look at meeting planning.
With over 180 education sessions at IMEX in Frankfurt this year, visitors are sure to find sessions that match their needs. The Inspiration Hub, home to all the show floor education, will host experts exploring Business Skills, Creative Learning, Diversity, General Education, Health and Wellbeing, Marketing/ Social Media, Personal Development, Sustainability, Technology, Trends and Research. CMP/CEU and ISES Points can also be accrued at many sessions.