SOURCE: i-Meet


November 30, 2009 12:50 ET

i-Meet Partners With IMEX to Deliver Community Networking for 2010 Expo

Leading Global Gathering Offers Planners and Exhibitors Online Community; "Anytime Networking" for Future Business Opportunities

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2009) -, the professional and social network for people who plan meetings and events, announced today its partnership with IMEX, bringing a virtual community of buyers and suppliers to this global industry gathering. Join the IMEX online Group today.

The agreement, which includes technology and marketing components, is among the first to deliver a solution that extends the collaboration window between buyers and suppliers beyond exhibition dates. Participants can communicate and network within the IMEX Community @ i-Meet, and enjoy and leverage people connections virtually at any time, transcending the fixed-date nature of the show. Of prime importance is the ability to keep dialogues open with suppliers through information requests for future business opportunities, which is enabled by i-Meet's proprietary RFI processing engine. IMEX will create a "community within the community" at i-Meet, and offer various ways for its attendees to join, including an option for automatic registration to i-Meet off of the IMEX registration process.

"As one of the leading gatherings for the MICE market globally, it's great to be working with IMEX to bring even more innovation to their industry-leading exhibition," said John Pino, i-Meet's Founder and CEO. "It's always about relationships, and creating a community where buyers and suppliers can continue their dialogue in a social community post-Expo makes sense for everyone."

"What our exhibition starts in terms of relationships and opportunities, our new IMEX community will continue when everyone goes home," said Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group. "We're excited about connecting with i-Meet's global community, which represents the meeting, incentive and event industry very well and in over 120 countries. IMEX has always put a strong focus on building business opportunities, and we believe our partnership will enhance those efforts."

Planners will benefit from the ability to connect and network with other professionals, and to easily request information from suppliers. Exhibitors and supplier members enjoy the same networking opportunities, and are exposed to permission-based qualified leads from IMEX participants through i-Meet's RFI engine.

Join the IMEX - i_Meet Group today.

About i-Meet

Created by the Founder of StarCite, is focused on building the industry's most relevant worldwide online community for the meeting and event industry. With 15,000 members from 120 countries around the world to date, i-Meet brings social networking, web 2.0 tools, work flow and relationship opportunities, and industry intelligence to its members and suppliers.

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About IMEX: IMEX in Frankfurt is the essential worldwide exhibition for meetings and incentive travel. In 2009 3,500 exhibitors attended from 157 countries representing national and regional tourist offices, major hotel groups, airlines, destination management companies, service providers, trade associations and more. Over 3,700 hosted buyers from around 60 world markets visited IMEX 2009, contributing to a total of nearly 9,000 visitors for the show's busiest three days ever. Organizers, the IMEX Group, have recently announced the launch of IMEX America -- America's worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events -- taking place at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas from 11 - 13 October 2011.

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