About IMEX America

Opening Hours, Sands Expo, IMEX America Partners

IMEX America is America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, backed by the experience and resources of the IMEX Group of exhibitions, which also delivers the award-winning IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt, a show which has grown every year since launch. The show runs the largest hosted buyer program ever held in North America with over 2,400 qualified buyers expected – the guarantee to exhibitors of genuine global buying power on the trade show floor the moment doors open.

IMEX America demonstrates the IMEX Group's commitment to providing outstanding business opportunities for exhibitors and buyers alike, with the hosted buyer program at the core of the show.

The comprehensive free education program and New Vision initiatives set the news agenda – first with new thinking, new intelligence and new solutions.

IMEX America benefits from a Strategic Partnership with MPI, Meeting Professionals International; as well as a broad coalition of industry support.

The show welcomes exhibitors from across the world including convention and visitor bureaus, national and regional tourist offices, major hotel groups, airlines, destination management companies, service providers, trade associations and more. Plus over 2,400 American and international hosted buyers alongside thousands of US trade attendees representing the association, corporate and agency markets.

Be inspired, make great contacts, do more business. Don’t miss IMEX America 2013.


Opening Hours

Trade Show Opening Hours

Tuesday October 15
10am - 5.30pm
Wednesday October 16
10am - 5.30pm
Thursday October 17
10am - 4.30pm


Future IMEX America

2014: October 14-16, 2014
2015: October 13-15, 2015


Sands Expo

Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian and The Palazzo, Las Vegas, USA

Sands Expo and Convention Center

201 Sands Avenue

Las Vegas



Las Vegas is one of the world's leading destinations for meetings and events and hosts over 20,000 meetings, conventions and exhibitions every year. With superb infrastructure, more than 140,000 hotel rooms plus excellent US and international flights, Las Vegas will provide IMEX America with a truly outstanding long term home.

  • Events that move to Las Vegas experience an attendance increase of c. 14%.
  • Attendees to exhibitions in Las Vegas spend between 2.5 and 5 hours longer on the show floor.

Source: Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

The Sands Expo and Convention Center has 2.25 million square feet of space making the combination of the Sands Expo and Convention Center, The Venetian and The Palazzo one of the largest meeting space facilities to be found anywhere.


IMEX America Partners

Strategic Partner and Premier Education Provider:

MPI, Meeting Professionals International

IMEX America benefits from an exclusive Strategic Partnership with MPI, the largest global trade association for the meetings industry. MPI will no longer be holding its marketplace trade show at the MPI World Education Conference and is encouraging all MPI members to make IMEX America their trade show of choice. In addition as the Premier Education Provider MPI will be creating new and dedicated educational programs to run alongside the exhibition. The MPI Foundation RendezVous event will also take place during IMEX America. More information.

Supported by:

Site (the leading association worldwide for incentive travel and motivational events)

In 2011 Site's annual conference was held in Las Vegas immediately following IMEX America. In addition, Site Nite North America took place the evening before the show.

DMAI (Destination Marketing Association International)

IMEX America is an Alliance Partner of DMAI and is endorsed as the favored large-scale industry trade show for DMAI members.

PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association)

IMEX America is an Industry Partner of PCMA who will hold the PCMA Global Professionals Conference immediately following IMEX America. This education program is specifically for high-level meeting planners who plan meetings outside the United States. More information.

ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership will present the education for IMEX America Association Focus bringing in key association buyers to the show.

ICCA (International Congress & Convention Association)

ICCA is officially supporting IMEX America and will be hosting an Association Expert Seminar in Las Vegas the weekend before the show as well as delivering education during IMEX America Association Focus.

IAEE (International Association of Exhibitions and Events)

IAEE is officially supporting IMEX America and holding a CEM educational program in Las Vegas the weekend before the show.

IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers)

IAPCO is officially supporting IMEX America and contributing to the education program.

AIPC (The International Association of Convention Centres)

AIPC is officially supporting IMEX America and contributing to the education program.

U.S. Travel Association

The U.S. Travel Association has a cooperative partnership with IMEX America and will host an event during the show on the key policy issues affecting incentive travel, meetings and events.

View more information on IMEX America's key Association Partners

Key Partners include:

JMIC (Joint Meetings Industry Council)
ECM (European Cities Marketing)
CIC (Convention Industry Council)
GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council)
ACTE (Association of Corporate Travel Executives)
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
Sands Expo and Convention Center and the Venetian-Palazzo Hotel
GES (Global Experience Specialists)

Official DMC:


Preferred Transportation Provider:

Alan Waxler Group (AWG)

Major Media Partner:

Northstar Meetings Group: Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Incentive and M&C

Official Sustainability Consultant: