IMEX America Schedule at a Glance

Highlights and must-attend events throughout the week.

Comedy troupe Four Day Weekend at 2019 IMEX America's MPI Keynote
Comedy troupe Four Day Weekend at 2019 IMEX America's MPI Keynote Photo Credit: IMEX America

IMEX America Resource Hub
Northstar Meetings Group’s IMEX America Resource Hub, sponsored by Visit Orlando, provides event professionals with all they need to know about the premier gathering for the meetings and events industry. 

There is a lot happening at IMEX America every year, and that's especially true as the premier meetings industry show makes its in-person return to Las Vegas this November.

While the show dates go from Nov. 9 to 11, the actual events start as early as Nov. 7, with education sessions, networking opportunities and awards programs for event professionals of all types and any stages of their careers. Here is the schedule of some of the biggest events at a glance, and for more information, be sure to visit the official IMEX America website

Sunday November 7

SITE Young Leaders Conference
EIC Awards Celebration 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Monday November 8

Executive Meeting Forum 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Exclusively for high-level corporate executives, the Forum combines informal closed networking with an outstanding education program. Registration required.

Smart Monday, powered by MPI 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Smart Monday, powered by MPI (Meeting Professionals International) is a unique opportunity to invest in your professional development and network with your peers before the show opens. The day starts with the first of the week’s inspirational MPI keynotes.

She Means Business 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Celebrating the role of women in business and events.

Association Leadership Forum 2:00-5:00 p.m.

The race for relevance in post-pandemic times. Join co-authors Harrison Coerver and Mary Byers, CAE, plus an expert panel for a workshop exploring concepts from their best-seller Race for Relevance. Created by ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. Registration required.

Corporate Focus 2:30-5:00pm

Join fellow corporate planners for inside tips and tricks, shared experiences and combined knowledge.

SITE Nite North America 7:30-10:30pm

Join 1,200 SITE members and industry professionals for an evening of networking with the best and brightest. Registration and payment required.

Tuesday November 9

MPI Keynote 8:30-9:30 a.m.
IMEX America show 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


Wednesday November 10

IMEXrun 6:30-8:00 a.m.

The IMEXrun is a 5km fun run through Las Vegas. Part of Be Well at IMEX it’s our way of helping you balance an intense week of business with healthy physical activity. Registration required.

MPI Keynote 8:30-9:30 a.m.
IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum

If you’re entering your final year of a hospitality, event or tourism management course, the Future Leaders Forum is a unique and free opportunity for you to gain expert insight into the meetings industry (continues Thursday November 11). Registration required.

IMEX America show 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Faculty Engagement Program

If you’re an influential academic teaching hospitality, event or tourism management courses, the two-day Faculty Engagement Program is your opportunity to engage with meetings industry leaders, discuss trends and innovations and see the industry in action (continues Thursday November 11). Registration required.

MPI Foundation Rendezvous: The IMEX America Night

Thousands of IMEX America buyers and suppliers attend Rendezvous, the IMEX America Night. A prime opportunity to expand your network and mix with the industry’s best and brightest. Registration required.

Thursday November 11

IMEX America show 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

100-plus additional educational events run during IMEX America free of charge.