MEET EUROPE with hosted buyer programme for IMEX America

Whether in Frankfurt am Main, Germany or Las Vegas, America: The IMEX is the annual meeting place for the global meetings and events industry. For the first time, MEET EUROPE is offering a Hosted Buyer Programme for event planners. The deadline for applications is 8 October 2021.

It is considered the organiser of the most important trade fairs for incentive travel, meetings and events – the IMEX GROUP. MEET EUROPE is the strategic partner for the D-A-CH region and, for the tenth anniversary of IMEX America, the most important offshoot of the IMEX trade fairs in the North American region, is offering a hosted buyer programme for event planners for the first time.

The trade fair will take place from 9 to 11 November 2021 in Las Vegas, America – for the first time at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas. Preceding the show on 8 November is “Smart Monday”, a special networking and educational programme powered by MPI. More than 3,500 exhibitors from over 155 countries will present themselves in Las Vegas. There will also be countless networking opportunities, events and interactions for event planners.

Attendance at the show is free of charge for participants of MEET EUROPE’s Hosted Buyer Group. In addition to attending the show, the free package includes participation in the legendary IMEXrun, airfare (up to 1,100 euros if travelling from Europe), transfers (airport, hotel, show location), accommodation and much more.

“Event planners can meet all the partners they need for an event at a single location,” says Marco Seitelmann, Head of Community and Project Manager for the Hosted Buyer Programme at MEET EUROPE. “In addition, the environment is simply attractive. Las Vegas is unique in its own way, offers first-class meeting facilities and is considered a region with a distinct host mentality. After such a long lean period – due to the pandemic – this networking trip will be a very special one. We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to our community together with the IMEX Group.”

Tanja Knecht, Brand Ambassador of IMEX Group: “We are very excited to be able to send such an important signal for the re-launch of our global business event industry with our first IMEX Show since the start of the Corona pandemic. This year marks the 10th anniversary of IMEX America. Together with our clients and partners, we want to use this as an opportunity to unite our industry and look optimistically forward together. It is wonderful to have such a strong partner in the European region with MEET EUROPE. We can’t wait to welcome the MEET EUROPE Hosted Buyer group to Vegas.”

Event planners can apply to the MEET EUROPE team until 8 October. All info on the process, programme and application requirements can be found at The recently updated entry restrictions will help general trade fair planners, as it will once again be easier to enter the USA from November.

Information on IMEX America is available at

Photo source: MEET GERMANY

Contact Hosted Buyer Programme & IMEX Cooperation
Marco Seitelmann
Head of Community
M: +49 174 9092 185

Media contact
Kristin Wittmütz
Head of Marketing
M: +49 174 9092 186
Obentrautstraße 55, 10963 Berlin

MICE2MEETYOU: We are your network for the MICE and business travel industry. MEET GERMANY and MEET EUROPE are brands of Event Destinations GmbH (based in Berlin). The MEET GERMANY community bundles synergies in the German-speaking region. MEET EUROPE networks throughout Europe and beyond. The industry community currently connects over 3,400 partners from more than 1,400 companies. Protagonists of the event and travel industry are networked ‘digilog’ at interactive events and via a digital platform. Furthermore, the community has been firmly anchored in the industry since 2010 due to its transfer of knowledge, experience, trends, innovations and best practice cases for buyers and suppliers alike.

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