Imex America sees 28% growth for 2012 show

Imex America has reported a 28% increase in size for its 2012 show, with 77 new booths and 2,413 exhibitors.

  • Imex Group chairman Ray Bloom shares insights with delegates at Imex America 2012 in Las Vegas.

    Imex Group chairman Ray Bloom shares insights with delegates at Imex America 2012 in Las Vegas.

  • Delegates prepare for the first day of Imex America in Las Vegas, held on 9-11 October 2012.

    Delegates prepare for the first day of Imex America in Las Vegas, held on 9-11 October 2012.

  • Business meetings were key at Imex America 2012 in Las Vegas.

    Business meetings were key at Imex America 2012 in Las Vegas.

  • Germany attended Imex America 2012 in Las Vegas.

    Germany attended Imex America 2012 in Las Vegas.

  • The Imex America 2012 gala party was a chance for networking in Las Vegas.

    The Imex America 2012 gala party was a chance for networking in Las Vegas.

  • The Imex America 2012 gala party was a chance to enjoy Las Vegas.

    The Imex America 2012 gala party was a chance to enjoy Las Vegas.

  • The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas welcomed guests attending Imex America 2012.

    The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas welcomed guests attending Imex America 2012.

  • Mark Gorgon, director global sales - meetings & incentives at 
Fairmont-Raffles-Swissotel, attended Imex America 2012

    Mark Gorgon, director global sales - meetings & incentives at Fairmont-Raffles-Swissotel, attended Imex America 2012

  • The Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas welcomed guests to Imex America 2012.

    The Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas welcomed guests to Imex America 2012.

  • Delegates network at the MPI booth at Imex America 2012 in Las Vegas on 9-11 October.

    Delegates network at the MPI booth at Imex America 2012 in Las Vegas on 9-11 October.

  • Meet in Ireland entertained Imex America 2012 delegates with a traditional display of Irish dancing.

    Meet in Ireland entertained Imex America 2012 delegates with a traditional display of Irish dancing.

  • The Turkish booth welcomed traditional musicians to Imex America in Las Vegas on 9-11 October 2012.

    The Turkish booth welcomed traditional musicians to Imex America in Las Vegas on 9-11 October 2012.

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Germany is this year’s single largest exhibitor at the show, and 40% of the show’s original exhibitors have returned with larger booths for 2012.

Space taken from exhibitors representing Africa and the Middle East is up by 49%, according to Imex, with the Caribbean up by 61%, Latin America by 50%, Asia by 29%, and European exhibitors by 14%.

US exhibitor space has increased by 23%.

More than 2,000 hosted buyers are expected to have attended by the close of business on Thursday.

Imex group chairman Ray Bloom said: "Buyers have made an outstanding number of appointments with exhibitors in the past month and we are certain that an enormous amount of business will be done on the show floor and in the networking receptions over the coming three days."

Imex America 2012 in pictures.

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