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IMEX Policy Forum 2023
May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CEST
Building on the outcomes and recommendations from the redesigned 2022 edition of the IMEX Policy Forum, this year’s event will once again bring together policy makers, destination representatives, business events association executives and other thought-leaders in this field for a half-day of intensive, perspective-shifting discussion.
We aim to challenge wishful thinking and comfortable consensus, identify genuinely new ways of thinking about the major threats and opportunities that we face, and in doing so to influence and align future high-level conversations around the world about the value, relevance and impact of business events.
There is no cast-iron guarantee of future success for the Business Events sector: we are not natural high-flyers on the list of policy makers’ priorities; we are often seen as part of the sustainability problem rather than part of the solution; we suffer from frequent bouts of identity crisis in terms of where precisely we fit into the economic landscape.
To chart a path where we can survive and thrive, and more importantly, where we can maximise our contributions to thriving cities and sustainable solutions for the whole planet, we need to start holding uncomfortable conversations, not only with the usual suspects, our industry colleagues and clients, but with skeptical policymakers and with experts who will challenge our assumptions and stretch us to find unexpected solutions!
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