The 2022 meeting industry shows are in full swing, starting with PCMA’s Convening Leaders, held earlier this month in Las Vegas. Save the dates of these must-attend events.
April 2022 Meeting Industry Shows
Global Meetings Industry Day — GMID is held every April, with the 2022 event scheduled for April 7, 2022, to discuss the most pressing meetings industry issues of the day, which in 2022 likely will include implementing post-pandemic safety measures, hybrid events, vaccination requirements, and the recovery of meetings and events once the pandemic wanes.
SITE Global Conference — Organized by SITE, this conference, which was moved from late January, is scheduled to be held April 20-23, 2022, in Dublin, Ireland.
May 2022 Meeting Industry Shows
Prevue Visionary Summit: Inspired Events Summit — Scheduled to be held May 2–3 at The Ben, Autograph Collection in West Palm Beach, Fla., this Summit will feature experts who will share tips on how to design more meaningful meetings and incentives by tapping into authentic local experiences, inspiring creativity among attendees and giving back to the community.
IMEX Frankfurt, organized by the IMEX Group, is on for May 31-June 2, 2022 at Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany. Among the featured educational sessions are the Agency Directors Forum for small to mid-sized independent agencies; the Association Focus for association executives; Exclusively Corporate for corporate executives; and She Means Business to cover issues for women in business and events. Among the fundraisers and awards ceremonies will be SITE Nite Europe, which raises funds for the SITE Foundation; and a Gala Dinner to honor the Paul Flackett IMEX Academy Award winners.
June 2022 Meeting Industry Shows
IRF Education Invitational — The Incentive Research Foundation’s flagship event, scheduled for June 1–4, 2022, will be held at the Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, Dominican Republic. Among the highlights attendees can expect an update and overview of Vision 2025, as well as interactive sessions that blend education and networking. The event also will include the IRF Live and Silent Auctions to raise money for continuing IRF research and education.
Prevue’s Survival Strategies Summit — This Summit, coming June 12-13 to the Hilton Dallas/Plano at Granite Park, Plano, Texas, will focus on topics that are front of mind for meeting planners in this challenging climate: hotel compression, contracts, meeting safety and more.
MPI World Education Congress and 50th Anniversary Celebration — Meeting Professionals International is celebrating its 50th anniversary on June 21–23 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. While details are not yet available, expect San Francisco and MPI to pull out all the stops to make WEC’s 2022 edition a special one.
FICP 2022 Educational Forum — This highly regarded Forum, organized by Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals and scheduled for June 22–24, 2022 at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif., has been noted for its high-quality education and super-charged networking. Details will be available closer in to the event.
August 2022 Meeting Industry Shows
Meet Well — The only one of the meeting industry shows to focus entirely on wellness, Prevue’s Meet Well will be held June 17-19 at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel in Orlando. Meet Well is celebrating its 6th anniversary as the industry’s first and premier wellness themed event. Wellbeing and safety has never been more essential for busy planners, and healthy meetings have never been more important. This year’s content will be dedicated to incorporating wellness into events and also include attendee safety and personal wellbeing
ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition 2022 — Stay tuned to learn more as we get closer to the late summer dates for the ASAE Annual Meeting, organized by the American Society of Association Executives and scheduled for Aug. 20–23, 2022, at the Music City Center, Nashville.
IMEX America 2022 — Not much is yet available on what to expect at next year’s IMEX America, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Oct. 10-13, 2022, but can expect it will, as always, include a bustling trade show floor and a robust hosted buyers program, hundreds of educational sessions, and Smart Monday, powered by MPI.
FICP 2022 Annual Conference — The FICP Annual Conference will be held November 13-16, 2022 at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport in Boston.