2017 IMEX America - Day 3

3 THE pulse OF THE MEETINGS INDUSTRY. SHOW A PEEK INSIDE • THE INTERACTIVE EVENT EVOLUTION PAGE 3 • PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE OF IMEX AMERICA PAGE 4 • READY, SET, IMEXRUN! PAGE 6 • EIC LEADERS AND PACESETTERS PAGE 9 • IMEX IN FRANKFURT 2018 PAGE 13 • QUESTION OF THE DAY PAGE 16 • CUBA: OPEN FOR GROUP TRAVEL PAGE 18 • LONDON PROVING TO BE A HOTSPOT PAGE 29 • FOOD RESCUE 101 PAGE 37 • BRAZIL LOOKS TO THE FUTURE PAGE 38 THURSDAY | OCT. 12, 2017 | LAS VEGAS I t’s the feelings of solidarity, creativity and positivity that have stood out on the show floor this year, according to IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom. The IMEX Show daily newspaper caught up with Bloom as well as CEO Carina Bauer yesterday to get their thoughts on the success of this year’s show. “We’ve seen the true colors, the real character, of the worldwide meetings in- dustry here at IMEX America this week; it is positive, creative, supportive and sociable,” Bloom said. Reflecting on his experience walking around the show and meeting exhibitors, he said, “I’ve noticed that everyone is positive about prospects and determined to seize all the opportunities here to do business, to learn and engage with industry colleagues — to make the most of the show. “It’s clearly visible in the vast invest- ment made by so many exhibitors in the quality and creativity of their booths. From imaginative new booth designs to the latest ideas in technology, it all adds IMEX America 2017: Positive, powerful and creative see POSITIVE , page 3 This year’s show floor radiates solidarity, creativity and positivity, according to IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom. 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