In a world categorised by information overload, the opportunity to be in the same room, face to face with a highly-knowledgeable, the motivated and engaging speaker is increasing in value. Making that option free of charge for an experience-hungry business audience remains a game-changer. With this in mind, the team behind IMEX in Frankfurt is now seeking speaker submissions for its 2020 education programme.

Over 14,000 professionals from the global business events industry

Over the years the IMEX team has developed a market-leading reputation for its professional development and education opportunities. Post-show survey data reveals consistently high satisfaction rates, with the majority of visitor buyer and hosted buyer respondents rating sessions either ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ for both the range and quality of speakers.

Unusually IMEX also operates a blind review process for all speaker and session submissions to offset any unconscious bias and to ensure that chosen content is relevant, on-trend and engaging. The team also regularly reviews its learning formats, attending imaginative, leading-edge events in other markets to ensure they offer the latest and most memorable ways to learn.

Expert speakers and presenters from around the world are invited to apply to present an education session at IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place 12th – 14th May 2020, with EduMonday on 11th May. The show, which typically attracts over 14,000 professionals from the global business events industry, gives experts the chance to share their expertise with a captive audience and to benefit from the significant exposure a speaking slot at IMEX offers.

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Hot topics: the power of nature, sustainability and technology

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, explains: “This year we’re particularly interested in submissions that speak to the ‘power of nature’, including what we can do for nature and what nature can do for us. We’ll be raising industry awareness of biophilia (our innate human connection to nature) and biomimicry (using natural principles in event design) while maintaining our usual focus on sustainable events, behaviours and also supply chains. As the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals become more and more important, we’re keen to help industry professionals understand those better too. Equally, demand for core topics never goes away, be it technology, artificial intelligence, global and industry trends, negotiation skills and difficult conversations, crisis management and contingency planning.”

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