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IMEX Frankfurt, Incentive Research Foundation Highlight Education on Effective Practices

IMEX Frankfurt, Europe’s largest event for the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Convention, and Exhibitions) market, includes a special invention-only education track for the corporate market. The Incentive Research Foundation holds its annual event two weeks later at the BaHa Resort in Nassau, the Bahamas for 500 invited attendees.

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MICE Corporate-Only Education Program
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Patrick DelaneyBased on IMEX 2023, nearly 12,000 participants, including about 4,000 buyers will attend IMEX Frankfurt May 14-16 to hold nearly 60,000 meetings, according to the event producers. The program is moderated by Patrick Delaney, Founder, SoolNua; Padraic Gilligan, Managing Partner,
SoolNua; Ben Goedegebuure, Chief Global Strategy Officer, Maritz.  Over 500 buyers are expected to attend the Incentive Research Foundation Invitational May 28 to May 31.

MICE Corporate-Only Education Program

Here is a sample of sessions offered to corporate planners on an invitation-only basis.  Click here for the complete corporate program.
Thilo WolfJazz Thinking: Creative Thinking and Team Management. Using examples from the world of music, the session offers a framework on how to motivate people to embrace the new. The speakers also address siloed thinking, generational conflict, and dysfunctional teams, and how to enhance cohesion. Speakers: Thilo Wolf, Speaker/Manager, Wavehouse Entertainment; Bettina Meske, Speaker, Actress, Singer.
Kate ScullyTrend Spotting: Leading Through the ABCs. Event planners share what they have learned what AI means for planning, marketing, and delivering of events; bringing back teams to the offices and tens of millions to events, all while dealing with rising costs. Speakers: Eszter Mattiassich-Aszody, Head of Global Events, Siemens Healthineers; Kate Scully, Head of Business Operations and Provider, Howden Group Holdings, and Stephanie Dubois, Head of Global Event Management, SAP.
Mike FordHow to Beat Burnout and Build a Foundation of Sustainable Performance.  With an estimated seven out of 10 people in the hospitality sector facing burnout, this seminar uses a “fresh approach to helping people beat turnout and take ownership of their well-being and performance by mastering the dance between stress and recovery. The approach is designed to reframe stress, rewire the work day and embrace “unapologetic recovery.” Speaker: Mike Ford, Grateful Lemon.
Other topics include:
Building Event Audiences in a Noisy Market—Strategic Brand Differentiation and Audience Engagement. A panel will discuss the challenges of attracting conference attendees in an era when travel for events is competing with the convenience of hybrid work.
Design for Transformation: Turn Events Into Unforgetting Experiences With a Transformation Strategy. A hands-on workshop format helps attendees discover how to turn an invent into a transformative experience.
Empowering Leadership Beyond Limits. An expedition leader shares lessons from record-breaking experiences on how to navigate challenges.

IRF Invitational Highlights The Invitational

The 2024 IRF Invitational, May 28-31, reportedly provides over 500 invited attendees with direct exposure to the industry’s preeminent voices and applicable analysis of the IRF’s research. The education programming takes place over two mornings and features industry experts, a keynote, IRF research, and interactive discussion groups. Afternoons and evenings are free for networking, including destination activities and the IRF’s Cabana Day, which includes evening receptions, including the Live and Silent Auctions at which attendees bid on luxury travel packages.
IRF Education includes sessions on:
  • Total Rewards: The Right Mix for Maximum Motivation
  • AI and Incentives
  • Making Personalization Real
  • What's New: All Inclusives, Land and Sea
  • Negotiating in a Challenging Economy: Partnership Approaches That Work
  • Designing Incentives for Channel Partners and Direct Marketing
  • The Full Lifecycle of Program Communications
For a complete schedule of events, click here.

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