IMEX forecasts larger numbers will attend show

IMEX organisers expect an increased number of exhibitors and buyers from its original estimate for the inaugural show. Organisers Ray Bloom and Paul Flackett estimate that 100 countries will exhibit and 5,500 buyers will attend. The hosted buyers’ scheme will be extended to 2,500 participants from more than 25 markets. Bloom said the improved forecasts are due to positive responses from the industry. IMEX will add new measures to assess each hosted buyer and appointments will be scheduled to match interests. The show will take place at Messe Frankfurt between 8 and 10 April 2003.

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