In pictures: IMEX 2018 opening day

Resilience, innovation and energising experiences are creating growth in the MICE industry, the IMEX Group chairman told delegates.

The C2 Learning Labs in the Live Zone
The C2 Learning Labs in the Live Zone

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IMEX Group chairman Ray Bloom told attendees at the first day of the industry gathering that this year's event is the biggest ever, with 3,500 exhibitors from more than 150 countries.

Bloom said that there were "plenty of opportunities to do business," adding that event professions could also brush up on the latest industry developments and "make many new contacts in all sectors of the industry worldwide.

There were more than 40 new stands on show alongside a technology area including a Tech Pavilion and Tech Cafe. 

Highlights for day two include Women in Event Tech, IMEX Future Leaders Forum and the Gala Dinner and awards at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel.

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