IMEX 2016 sees 14% rise in visitor numbers

The number of visitors at the sixth IMEX America increased by 14% this year, according to the trade show's official figures.

IMEX America 2016
IMEX America 2016

Final figures show that 12,227 meetings, events and incentive travel industry professionals attended the Las Vegas show which took place 18-20 October. 

The number of hosted buyers was up by 6% with 3,216 buyers from 60 countries in attendance. of these, 73% were from the US and Canada, with long-haul buyers from China, India, Australia, Russia and the UK.


See more on IMEX:

Week in pictures: IMEX America special

Education sessions key for IMEX buyers


 

There was a 4.8% increase in exhibiting companies from 2015, as 3,250 countries from 139 companies attended. The largest ever IMEX America hosted 69 new booths and a further 69 exhibitors who increased their booth space.

Commenting on her trade show experience, a hosted buyer from Dafing Group in Argentina,Claudia Cavariana, said: "One of the many things IMEX does well is the appointment system – it works out so well for both exhibitors and hosted buyers. It’s flexible and efficient – the exhibitors have prepared information for you so you spend your time well. It’s a show where I do serious business."

 


 

See more:

In pictures: IMEX America 2016- part one

In pictures: IMEX America 2016 - part two

 

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