Summarizing IMEX Frankfurt 2023

June 10, 2023
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IMEX Frankfurt, one of the world’s largest trade shows for the meetings, incentive travel, conferences, and events (MICE) industry, concluded its highly anticipated event in Frankfurt, Germany. Onyx CenterSource was an exhibitor at the event, which took place on May 23-25 at Messe Frankfurt.

From industry professionals and event planners to suppliers and exhibitors, IMEX Frankfurt 2023 brought together a diverse array of participants eager to explore the latest trends, forge connections, and gain valuable insights.

The conference kicked off with enthusiasm as attendees gathered at the Messe Frankfurt for the opening keynote. The show started with the expo hall opening, followed by breakout sessions and forums. The opening day captured the vibrancy and dynamism of the MICE industry, emphasizing its sizable role in shaping global B2B events.

Onyx CenterSource at IMEX Frankfurt

The Onyx team exhibited at IMEX Frankfurt, mingling with meeting and event professionals from around the world to discuss M&E trends and how Onyx’s GroupPay solution can help travel bookers and hoteliers meet the evolving needs of their clients.

Expo Hall

Spread across vast expo halls of Messe Frankfurt, the trade show housed a variety of exhibitors representing various sectors across the meetings and events industry. From technology solutions and event management services to destinations and venues, attendees had the opportunity to explore a multitude of product offerings and service providers. The show floor had different pavilions, each highlighting a specific category such as sustainability, technology, and education. This arrangement facilitated focused networking and made it easier for participants to navigate the event.

Education and Professional Development

One of the distinguishing features of the IMEX Frankfurt 2023 conference is its commitment to providing educational and professional development opportunities. The show featured an extensive program of seminars, workshops, and panel discussions led by industry experts. Attendees had the chance to enhance their knowledge, gain fresh perspectives, and acquire practical skills to stay ahead in the ever-evolving MICE landscape. Topics included event design, sustainability practices, event technology, and marketing strategies.


The conference was marked by an impressive lineup of speakers who shared their expertise and insights with the audience. Thought leaders offered valuable perspectives on emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities in the meetings and events industry. Conference speakers not only educated attendees but also ignited conversations across the sector. According to IMEX, the show floor was buzzing with discussions around the use of AI in event planning after Hannes Schwarm highlighted this topic in his session.


Networking has always been a significant aspect of IMEX Frankfurt; this year was no exception. The event facilitated valuable networking opportunities, enabling attendees to connect with M&E industry peers. The Hosted Buyer program, matchmaking services, and other networking events fostered meaningful interactions and opened the doors for collaboration.


IMEX Frankfurt demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability, reflecting the industry’s growing focus on environmental responsibility. Event organizers incorporated sustainable practices such as waste reduction, recycling, and the use of eco-friendly materials. Attendees had the chance to learn about sustainable event strategies and discover innovative solutions that promote eco-consciousness in the MICE sector. Read more about sustainability at IMEX and their journey to net zero.

In conclusion, the IMEX Frankfurt 2023 conference was a success, uniting professionals from the global meetings and events industry in a vibrant, engaging environment. The event highlighted the industry’s resilience, adaptability, and eagerness to embrace innovative approaches. From the vast exhibition floor to the educational sessions and inspiring keynotes, IMEX Frankfurt offered a wealth of opportunities for attendees to learn, network, and discover innovative solutions. With its unwavering commitment to excellence, IMEX Frankfurt continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the MICE industry, inspiring M&E professionals to elevate their events to new heights.

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