More than 3,200 hosted buyers and an additional 2,500 plus attendees came to Las Vegas. Tuesday and Wednesday were the busiest days ever at IMEX America.
With more than 3,300 exhibitors representing 150 countries and a major expansion of the Inspiration Hub, the show’s education area, the seventh IMEX America was the largest ever.
A significant factor in this growth was that 58 booths - 20% of returning exhibitors - had booked larger spaces and the show welcomed 64 new booths.
Ray Bloom, IMEX Group chairman, said: "For exhibitors and buyers this simply means that we’ve created more opportunities than ever to do business.
"This has been a week when the positive outlook of everyone has ensured that doing business, planning meetings and events continues to be a powerful way to regenerate and drive economies forward."
More than 70,000 appointments were made including 60,000 individual appointments and booth presentations.
Darren Green, senior vice president, sales for the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board."We’re really happy with the quality of the IMEX buyers and we’ve gotten very strong prospects for short and long-term business."For more features, as well as breaking news, sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker here