PCAAE CEO & Founder Octavio “Bobby” Peralta, who is also Secretary General of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), attended IMEX 2018 in Frankfurt on May 14-17. IMEX is one of the largest B2B trade shows for the meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions or the so-called MICE industry. The show had more than 3,500 suppliers/exhibitors and 2,500 buyers/decision-makers from 150 countries and included 250 education sessions for associations and other organizations.
Mr. Peralta also attended the “Association Day” which is part of “Edu Monday” that provides innovative ideas and solutions to the challenges facing associations across the world and which are led by expert global speakers. He participated in the leadership education stream organized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) which presented practical ideas and best practices on social media and other digital tools, volunteer management, member engagement, and strategic governance.
Mr. Peralta visited, among others, the Philippine pavilion (photo) and met with officials from the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board.