LAS VEGAS — IMEX America, the largest trade show in the U.S. for the incentive travel, meetings and events industry, is back in Las Vegas for its seventh consecutive year. This year’s event, October 10-12, 2017, at Sands Expo and Convention Center, will serve a forum to discuss business, share ideas and renew friendships. In light of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, attendees and exhibitors will also come together with a spirit of unity.
“As a community that is reliant on meetings and conventions, we are grateful for IMEX’s investment in Las Vegas and are pleased to see the organization broke records once again this year.” said Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority senior vice president of marketing, Cathy Tull. “We are grateful for their commitment and look forward to many more years of hosting the show.”
With more than 3,300 exhibitors from more than 150 counties, this year is expected to be the largest IMEX America ever, offering more opportunities to do business and learn about the latest ideas and trends in the industry. IMEX America will bring an estimated 12,000 attendees to Las Vegas and more than $11.2 million in direct visitor spending. In addition, the attendees and organizations represent millions of dollars in future group business for Las Vegas. The meetings industry is a vital part of Las Vegas’ economy, supporting more than 85,000 jobs and generating an estimated $12.4 billion in local economic impact