2017 IMEX Day 1

1 THE pulse OF THE MEETINGS INDUSTRY. SHOW Event planners partner with Wyndham for REWARDING MOMENTS VISIT US AT BOOTH #E3046 F E A T U R I N G BY WYNDHAM REWARDS A PEEK INSIDE • FIND YOUR WHITE SPACE TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PERFORMANCE PAGE 3 • LEADING THE WAY WITH CSR AND SUSTAINABILITY PAGE 4 • GIVE BACK TO THE INDUSTRY WITH A LITTLE RENDEZVOUS PAGE 14 • LONDON INSPIRES AS A CAPITAL OF CULTURE PAGE 16 • SYDNEY HARBOR BRIDGE ROCKS TEAM BUILDING PAGE 28 • DURBAN ICC CELEBRATES TWO DECADES OF EXCELLENCE PAGE 34 • ALL FUN INCLUDED AT THE NEW HOTEL XCARET MEXICO PAGE 38 • TUESDAY | OCT. 10, 2017 | LAS VEGAS Coming together — as one Join us in helping to provide relief at gf.me/u/dagq4c and redcross.org . O ver the past seven years of IMEX America, we’ve seen the global meetings industry come back from some serious, heart-wrenching events. Now its resilience has been tested again by the devastation caused by natural disasters in the U.S., the Caribbean, Mexico and the tragic loss of life in one of our second homes, Las Vegas. Our industry has rallied in extraordi- nary ways, and it’s this ability to come together with determination and resource- fulness we wish to support and encourage here this week. The meetings industry has the power to pull destinations out of crisis; events and meetings are vital sources of regen- eration, re-inspiration and renewal. With over 3,300 exhibitors from 150 countries plus over 180 education sessions available, we invite you to keep this in mind as you engage with the show. see TOGETHER , page 3 With more than 3,300 exhibitors and over 180 education sessions, IMEX America 2017 has plenty to offer everyone.