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CAT Publications is an organisation dedicated to the international events industry – publishing two magazines, a directory and two websites, and organising two prestigious awards ceremonies and a series of Masterclass seminars. Meetings & Incentive Travel is the UK market leader, Association Meetings International uniquely caters for the international associations and conventions market and provides data on the leading international venues.

Our website is the busiest in the international events industry and our new online presence provides a unique platform for the international association market. The M&IT Agency Challenge is a client-facing, interactive promotional event designed for suppliers to meet professional event organisers and takes place twice a year and a new online research tool has been launched called Event Agency Analytics that enables suppliers to identify and measure the value and importance of UK event agencies. The Meetings & Incentive Travel Industry Awards and the Meetings Industry Marketing Awards are both held annually. CAT Publications founded the registered charity
Meetings Industry Meeting Needs.


etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI. Founded in 2008, etouches has assisted over 20,000 event professionals in planning, executing and measuring their events. With a focus on event sourcing, registration, marketing, logistics, engagement and data, the software has been able to serve more than 1,000 customers in corporations, associations, agencies and educational institutions. Headquartered in the United States in Norwalk, CT, the company has four additional offices in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia and UAE. Learn more at


ibtm events connect business people the world over. We’re globally recognised for providing the stages on which global meetings, events and incentives businesses can perform, connect with each other and prosper.

Last year our events connected 5,000 suppliers from over 100 countries, with 19,000 meetings and events planners. We were the catalyst for 120,000 appointments between exhibitors and Hosted Buyers®.

Our eight regional exhibitions connect the regions to international markets, with a range of different formats including trade exhibitions and Hosted Buyer only events, all with the same tried and trusted formula of one-to-one appointments to maximise quality connections. By meeting face-to-face, buyers
and suppliers are better connected to grow their business in the region and internationally. We’re looking forward to giving businesses the opportunity to meet face-to-face and grow together in Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, the Americas and Australia.

When businesses connect at ibtm events, great things happen.

This portfolio includes:


IMEX – the essential worldwide exhibition for meetings, incentive travel and events.

IMEX is the show that exceeds your expectations every time. The trail-blazing exhibition has unleashed the energy of the global meetings industry with new ideas, new vision and a passion for business amongst record numbers of worldwide exhibitors and buyers. And IMEX is unique in attracting over 3,700 international hosted buyers (who travel and stay free as guests of the organisers) together with more than 4,000 decision makers from the valuable German market; amongst an overall visitor total of more than 8,700. The 3,500 exhibitors include national and regional tourist offices, major hotel groups, airlines, DMCs, service providers and trade associations.

Organised in partnership with ICCA, IMEX Association Day and Evening is one of the big successes of IMEX. Every year 800 association professionals attend IMEX; 250 of whom attend Association Day, drawn by the stimulating mix of themed sessions, round-table discussions on relevant issues and the chance to meet old and new contacts in a great atmosphere. All ICCA members exhibiting at IMEX are invited to attend Association Evening – a great opportunity to meet association buyers face-to-face. ICCA also organises its mid-year sector and chapter meetings at IMEX, plus a host of seminars, workshops and receptions during the exhibition.

Over 15,000 meeting professionals. Over 8,700 visitors. 3,700 international hosted buyers. 4,000 German buyers. 3,500 exhibitors. 150 countries.

IMEX sets the pace for doing business, learning and networking in the meetings industry - and the beat is fast, furious and very focused. At IMEX America, you'll accomplish more in less time.  Tap into a steady stream of opportunities.  Revitalize your career and way of thinking.  Be more efficient.  Stay more nimble. Be in the heart of the action and buzz.  IMEX America: the pulse of the meetings industry.