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Simply put, IMEX America is on a roll. The fifth IMEX America, held October 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada, closed on a high note, with show organizers announcing another record-breaking performance from the show. A total of 3,100 companies representing 150 countries exhibited, while the IMEX hosted buyer program brought a record 3,000 buyers. All told, more than 10,500 industry professionals were in attendance, filling the Sands Expo Center with a constant hum of business, networking and professional education.

CMPs were recognized and highly visible. CIC’s participation continued to expand this year with an expanded booth, new education offerings on the show floor, and meetings that drew together some of the profession’s leading figures. It was great to see so many CMPs at our booth and share some CMP swag. CMP continuing education was plentiful at IMEX America, with more than 80 percent of education sessions qualified under the CMP Preferred Provider program.

The Hall of Leaders & Pacesetters Dazzled. At the center of CIC’s presence was the 20th Annual Hall of Leaders & Pacesetter Awards Celebration, the marquee awards program for the meetings convention and exhibitions industry. This year’s celebration was a bold reinvention of the awards gala model, transforming the event into a sleek pop-up nightclub that recognized the accomplishments of the award winners while channeling the energy of Las Vegas. 

This is not a show to miss. Everyone we talked to agreed, this is not a show to miss. IMEX Group served up another perfect blend of business, networking and education, and it was the place to be for anyone serious about the meetings and incentives business.  

Mark your calendar for the next IMEX America October 18-20, 2016. CIC will organize another CMP Hosted Buyer Group, so be on the lookout for your exclusive invitation.

CMP Certification Director Gayle Dahlman & CIC's Director of Programs and Services Kasey Connors relax during IMEX America.

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