30+ sessions on PlanetIMEX’s Community Day

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British Olympic rower Victoria Thornley; photo credit: Imex

IMEX has collaborated with its industry partners to bring shared experiences and learnings to Community Day, taking place on Friday 16 October as part of the new PlanetIMEX, October edition.

Community Day will bring together experts from inside and outside the business events industry to deliver a series of free learning sessions exploring Event Design; Hybrid & Tech; Restarting Business; Equality & Diversity and more.

In IAPCO’s session, Olympians and meeting professionals – not so different after all, British Olympic rower Victoria Thornley will detail how she dealt with the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, adjusting her training regime and mental preparation. She is joined by Panos Tzivanidis, Director of Corporate Events and Services at the International Olympic Committee, who will explain what it will take to ensure the rescheduled event takes place in 2021.

Mandalay Bay also looks ahead to 2021 as the new host venue for IMEX America, beginning next year. Are you ready for some IMEX? is a virtual tour behind the scenes of the 43-storey luxury resort and the south side of the famous Las Vegas Strip.

The health of the incentive travel industry is detailed in an exclusive preview of research by industry associations SITE, IRF and FICP. They have collaborated again on an industry-wide survey and are set to reveal the preliminary results on Community Day.

During PlanetIMEX #EventCanvas is inviting people to become part of the largest gathering of the global community of #EventCanvas users and trained practitioners of the Event Canvas™ methodology. A hands-on exercise led by Dennis Luijer and the team at Event Design Collective, Drawing out change – A Global #EventCanvas Community Gathering, will celebrate how event design works visually.

Over 30 free learning sessions take place on Community Day, many of which are EIC and ILEA accredited. Community Day on Friday 16 October makes a finale to the week-long PlanetIMEX, October edition, taking place 12- 16 October. Registration is available at

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