Essential Industry Conferences for Every Event Planner

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Every event planner should consider attending the following selection of industry gatherings. These events span a wide range of topics, including experiential marketing, event technology, safety protocols, and sustainability initiatives, offering invaluable insights for all event professionals.

  1. Experiential Marketing Summit: Great for gathering insights on how to create unforgettable experiences for attendees. A must for planners wanting to step up their event marketing game. #ExperientialMarketing 
  2. IMEX America: An international expo where meeting planners, event professionals & suppliers from around the globe meet. #IMEXAmerica 
  3. BizBash Live: This event showcases the latest trends in event planning from tech to decor. Essential for keeping up with the industry. #BizBashLive 
  4. Event Planner Expo: Great place to network with other professionals and learn about the latest trends and technology in the event planning world. #EventPlannerExpo 
  5. The Special Event (TSE): Combines education and exhibition to help event planners enhance their skills and creativity. #TheSpecialEvent 
  6. Meeting Professionals International (MPI) WEC: Learn about the latest in meeting planning and experience first-class educational sessions. #MPIWEC 
  7. Event Tech Live: The perfect event for learning about the newest event tech. An absolute game-changer for modern event planning. #EventTechLive 
  8. Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Conference: A space to gain insights about the future of the event industry from thought leaders. #AEOConference 
  9. International Confex: Known as the UK's leading event for organizers of both national and international events. #InternationalConfex 
  10. Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings (IT&CM) Events: A doublebill event in Bangkok focusing on the Asia-Pacific's MICE industry. #ITCMEvents 
  11. Meetings Show: UK's premier full-service event for the meetings and events industry. A great source of insights for the latest trends. #MeetingsShow 
  12. Northstar Meetings Group's Destination Caribbean: An immersive event focused on the unique needs of meeting and incentive planners of Caribbean programs. #DestinationCaribbean 
  13. EventCamp: A unique conference focused on non-traditional event formats and innovative technologies. Perfect for planners looking to shake things up. #EventCamp