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 ConventionSource.com provides data on the leading international venues.
Our website www.meetpie.com is the busiest in the international events industry and our new online presence www.amimagazine.eu 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 www.etouches.com.
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. www.ibtmevents.com www.ibtmevents.com
This portfolio includes:
- ibtm world: The Global Meetings and Events Exhibition held in Barcelona, Spain. www.ibtmworld.com
- ibtm arabia - Abu Dhabi, UAE: www.ibtmarabia.com
- ibtm africa - Cape Town, South Africa:www.ibtmafrica.com
- ibtm america - Nashville, USA: www.ibtmamerica.com
- ibtm china - Beijing, China: www.cibtm.com
- ibtm latin america - Mexico City, Mexico: www.ibtmlatinamerica.com
- ibtm india - India: www.ibtmindia.com
- AIME - Melbourne, Australia: www.aime.com.au
IMEX in Frankfurt:
IMEX is the event at the heart of the international meetings industry. Held every May in Messe Frankfurt, IMEX is where event planners from around the world come to meet with destinations, convention bureaus, hotels, destination management companies – and each other.
A three-day festival of product launches, networking events, creativity and education, IMEX has a reputation for being an ideal place to source fresh ideas and information key to organising an outstanding event or incentive travel programme. It’s also, quite simply, where people spend time getting to know each other face to face.
The day before IMEX opens, there are two free educational events offering a chance to learn, share ideas and network. Association Day is designed exclusively for association executives, and is delivered by ASAE and ICCA, while Exclusively Corporate @IMEX is a programme tailored for corporate event planners. If you’re in the meetings industry, you should be at IMEX. Website: www.imex-frankfurt.com
Every October, event planners from around the world head to Las Vegas for IMEX America, where – just like at its sister event in Frankfurt – they can meet international destinations, convention bureaus, hotels, airlines and DMCs – all under one roof. A vibrating hub of business, networking and education opportunities, IMEX America provides everything essential to making an event not just successful, but outstanding.
While IMEX America is brilliant for getting business done, its other magic ingredient is its warm and welcoming atmosphere. People come here to catch up with contacts old and new, to spend time getting to know each other in person. It makes a refreshing change from long-distance conversations.
The day before IMEX, Association Focus – a free educational event – is brimming with problem-solving workshops and networking opportunities. Run by ASAE and ICCA, it’s designed exclusively for association executives. Come to IMEX America and experience the pulse of the meetings industry. Website: www.imexamerica.com
IMEX Group runs two international shows for event planners looking to organise worldwide meetings, events and incentive travel programmes. IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America provide outstanding business opportunities for exhibitors and buyers, as well as offering exceptional education and networking opportunities. Both shows offer a convenient chance for people to meet face to face and build lasting business relationships.