The Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE), through the participation of its member, the Association of Development Financing institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), was represented at the IMEX Worldwide Exhibition for the MICE industry (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) held from April 19-21, 2016 at the Messe Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, ADFIAP Secretary General and currently PCAAE President & CEO, attended the event under IMEX’s hosted buyer programme and was one of the session speakers at the IMEX Association Day held on April 18, 2016.
The Association Day at IMEX Frankfurt http://www.imex-frankfurt.com/events/education/association-day/ is a major yearly networking event bringing associations together, among others, to share best practices, introduce innovative ideas and provide encouragement and inspiration towards the attainment of their respective goals. 14 highly informative educational sessions and seminars were held during the event. Mr. Peralta handled the session entitled, “Achieving Enduring Relevance through a Purpose-driven Association” http://www.imex-frankfurt.com/events/education/association-day/#achievingrelevance
Over 300 association executives from 40 countries in Europe, North America, South America and Asia attended the Association Day event held a day prior to the IMEX show. The Association Day was full of tailored content aimed at helping association executives progress in their careers and advance their associations. This year’s IMEX Association Day theme focused on association relevance in five educational tracks. Please click here for the programme: http://www.imex-frankfurt.com/events/education/association-day/#Programme
For more information on IMEX Frankfurt, please visit its website http://www.imex-frankfurt.com/ The IMEX trade show is a venue for more than 3,500 professional exhibitors, coming from over 157 countries to showcase their products and services such as air travel options, conference venue facilities, destination management facilities, and training and educational services that cater to various requirements of associations. The event was attended by over 4,900 visitors, including over 3,900 qualified hosted buyers.