The education programme at IMEX Frankfurt this May is centred around helping planners to respond to and navigate their way through change, both professionally and personally.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims – architect, writer and philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller describes the need to proactively embrace change, which is fast becoming a core skill in today’s business climate.
The IMEX 2023 Talking Point – Human Nature – provides a steer for education and activity at IMEX Frankfurt, taking place 23 – 25 May. Running as a thread throughout the show, the Talking Point celebrates the innate human need to meet face-to-face and its ensuing benefits, from driving business growth to creating lifelong, global connections.
The result is a new set of education tracks reflecting the way people now live and work – attendees can ‘pick and mix’ across these tracks to suit their skill requirements. Event Marketing is a brand-new addition, while Technology and Innovation; Trends and Research and Experience Design are tried and tested tracks that are always in demand. A new Business Practices track will include the ever-popular Event Planner Toolkit while a People and Planet track will specifically address Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Professional and Personal Development, Leadership, Culture and Engagement, well-being and Sustainability.
The education programming – there are more than 150 altogether – has been crafted in a variety of formats, from solo presenters to duos and panels, workshops, co-labs and ideation sessions, all designed to recognise and serve diverse learning approaches. Tangible, practical takeaways are front and centre to encourage attendees to immediately apply what they’ve learned in their business meetings the same day. The full range of speakers and sessions are now live online – attendees can dive into the colourful listing to plan their learning time at the show.
Community, choirs and children – new headline sessions
New headline sessions feature diverse speakers from all over the world who’ll peel back the curtain to share what they’ve learnt from various experiences – expect insight, joy and tales of courage. The one thing these speakers all have in common? They all have incredible stories to share.
Rock Your Business Founder, Brian Allan, adapted his Choral Singing Workshops to help Ukrainian refugee children all over Poland. To date, he has conducted workshops for over 10,000 children to raise funds to open weekend centres around Poland where these children can receive musical therapy through choirs and music workshops.
Eszter Mattiassich-Aszody, Head of Global Events at Siemens Healthineers, joins international crisis leader Thomas Lahnthaler to explore leadership and life lessons from children. Tapping into the wisdom of Walt Disney who said Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children, Eszter explains: “It’s interesting to observe the sheer flexibility of their minds… there are no barriers”
The education at IMEX in Frankfurt is free of charge and open to all. IMEX Frankfurt takes place 23 – 25 May. To register – for free – click here.