Michelle Mone to deliver keynote at Exclusively Corporate @IMEX

IMEX Group’s next Exclusively Corporate @IMEX event will see UK entrepreneur and Co-owner of Ultimo Brands International, Michelle Mone OBE, deliver the keynote address.

Mone, whose participation at IMEX Frankfurt is being sponsored by London’s official convention bureau, London & Partners, will kick start the afternoon’s educational programme by sharing her business experience and recounting how the strategic use of events helped build the Ultimo brand.

Exclusively Corporate @IMEX is designed to meet the professional development needs of corporate meeting planners, according to IMEX Group.

The programme starts with an informal networking supper on 18 May, which is hosted by Fairmont, Raffles, Swissotel. After a networking breakfast the following morning, participants have the morning free to do their own work or take part in a city tour of Frankfurt.

The full programme gets underway in the afternoon with a networking lunch followed by Mone’s keynote address. The group of 70 or more planners then has a choice of sessions from one of three tracks: Risk Management and Compliance; Innovation and Creativity; and a third track for senior corporate executives who have more than 10 years’ experience.

Among the speakers will be Luann Edwards of FM Global who will present ’Interactive Media and Engagement: a conference case study’. She will be followed by Charlie Heavey, Environment Manager of Innocent Drinks, who will share insights into ’Better Events on Tighter Budgets’. Mark Handforth of Compliant Venues will also present a session on ’Regulatory Compliance – a Meetings and Events Game Changer?’

“We’re excited about this year’s programme and we’re especially pleased to be welcoming Michelle Mone whose entrepreneurial spirit and pragmatic attitude will resonate strongly with the audience,” says IMEX Group CEO, Carina Bauer. “In an age when regulation and compliance protocols seem to limit all scope for creativity, our programme illustrates the possibilities rather than the constraints and gives practical examples as inspiration.”

Barbara Jamison, Head of Business Development Europe at London & Partners, adds: “It’s a real pleasure to support Exclusively Corporate @IMEX. This tailored programme of activity, focused on inspiring innovation and creativity, aligns perfectly with the key messages we are delivering about London.

Following Exclusively Corporate @IMEX takes place at the Villa Kennedy.

The IMEX Frankfurt trade show takes place 20-22 May 2014 at Messe Frankfurt.

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