A Group Project: Attendee Art for Hospitals
Activations that greeted IMEX attendees in the prefunction space on Smart Monday included a PaintFest Events paint-by-numbers six-panel canvas, a teambuilding activity from the Foundation for Hospital Art, an organization dedicated to involving patients as well as volunteers—such as meeting attendees—in creating colorful artwork that is donated to hospitals.
The Rhythm of the Show
The Polish National Tourism Office welcomed attendees as they approached the exhibit hall with a rousing performance from a drummer.
Setting the Scene
At the Barbados booth, the island’s laid-back brand came to life.
Setting the Scene, part 2
Cozy booth award winner? It just might have been The Florida Keys and Key West, which showed off the destination’s style and décor.
A Memorable Chat
At the Encore booth, a freestanding swing practically begged attendees to take a load off.
Encore also had a hologram box on hand, outfitted with a filter that turned attendees into cartoon characters.
Margaritaville Hotels & Resorts made it difficult to miss their booth.
Let’s Paws to Refresh
Cvent sponsored a local dog-training organization’s visit to Smart Monday, allowing attendees relax for a few minutes in the company of friendly and obedient canines.
Zero-Carbon Attendee Transport
First-time exhibitor Pedicab United showed off its brandable bicycle-powered vehicles on the show floor.
Delivering the Retro Vibe
During the SITE Nite fundraiser at Kaos @ The Palms, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence celebrated its 50th anniversary with a groovy 1970s theme. These roller-disco aficionados got attendees into the spirit.
The Party Went Swimmingly
It wouldn’t be Las Vegas without a mermaid in the pool during SITE Nite.
Learning Opportunities for Planners
Among the extensive show-floor educational sessions was a panel discussion focused on corporate-planner challenges. From left: Kimberly Meyer, co-founder of ELX, a corporate planner community; Joshua Rice, McDonalds; Dean Armintrout, TransUnion; and Sarah Shpetner, Eisai U.S.
To Find Your Way, Just Look Down
The educational area at one end of Mandalay Bay’s exhibit hall made it easy for attendees to find the sessions they were looking for.
A Panoramic View of the Education Area
There were nearly a dozen small spaces configured at the far end of the exhibit hall for attendees to learn from experts on a variety of topics throughout each day.
R&R Through VR
Attendees could have an immersive, virtual-reality well-being experience, powered by Novobeing.
Back to Full Strength
A company called WellX offered attendees 10-minute “recharge breaks” featuring reclining chairs, inflatable compression sleeves, eye masks, headsets, and pure oxygen to breathe in.
A Dedicated Space for Personal Recharging
Google’s Neu Project, Marriott International, and Perkins & Will teamed up to deliver a “resilience room” just outside the exhibit hall, the purpose of which was “to foster the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of attendees [and] manage fatigue and overwhelmed senses.”