IMEX America: 5 Changes for 2021

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IMEX Anerica

All eyes are on the industry’s biggest trade show, IMEX America, taking place November 9-11 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Here are 5 things that will be different at 2021 IMEX America:

New Location for IMEX America

This year’s IMEX has moved from its home of 10 years at the Sands Convention Center to MGM’s Mandalay Bay. See the behind-the-scenes operations of the show and learn about MGM Resorts’ sustainability efforts during three tours running on Smart Monday, November 8.

Proof of Vaccination

U.S residents are being asked to upload their full vaccination proof to the Health Pass by CLEAR, via the free CLEAR mobile app. Vaccination info should be uploaded at least 24 hours before you arrive and it can take up to 30 minutes for your vaccination status to be checked. You will need your government-issued photo ID to hand before you start. Learn more vaccination details, as well as health and safety protocols, here.

9 New Education Tracks

There will be 9 brand-new tech and innovation education tracks, reflecting the times we live and work in. Sessions include the future of virtual/ hybrid and live events and building community. Check out the sessions here.

Living Wall on the Show Floor

In honor of this being the 10th edition of IMEX America, the organizers want to know what IMEX means to you. Share your thoughts on the ‘living wall’ on the show floor.

People & Planet Pledge

By committing to four simple actions, exhibitors are pledging to create a show that’s both inclusive and conscious of our impact on the planet. Participating exhibitors will have their booths highlighted with a green booth number.

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.