A survey by IMEX confirms that wellbeing remains a high priority for many meeting professionals.
Over three quarters of the 1,200 asked confirmed the importance of wellbeing during business travel, with 79.5% of hosted buyers, 78% of visitors and 83% of exhibitors all stating that this was important to them.
As a result of the finding, a series of wellbeing initiatives will be available for meeting professionals at this year’s IMEX America to ensure they recharge and make the most of their time at the show, which takes place from 18 -20 October in Las Vegas.
Initiatives include the popular IMEXrun will see participants start their day with a 5km run along the Strip as dawn breaks over Vegas.
Mindfulness trainer Lee Papa and her team will offer regular sessions on yoga, mindfulness and meditation. Wellbeing education sessions will also be hosted by Dr Kim Bercovitz and “The Road Warrior: Staying Healthy on the Road,” which details ways to fit healthy eating and fitness into busy travel schedules.
Delegates at IMEX America can also enjoy a ‘netwalking’ session and engage with the local community by taking part in Garbage Grabbers-Clean Up in Las Vegas, a new hands-on community programme for the 2016 show.
Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group, said: “It’s widely recognised that physical activity contributes to wellbeing in both our business and personal lives and many meeting professionals are keen to maintain healthy habits despite packed schedules.
“Our wide range of wellbeing initiatives will help them do this by enabling attendees to energise and recharge so they’re in top form to make the most of and enjoy their time at IMEX America.”