Exclusively Corporate event pre-IMEX

For corporate event organizers and meeting planners tasked with delivering top-notch events for clients, prospects and employees, there are several trends set to impact how future events are designed, measured and funded.

Exclusively Corporate, taking place on Monday, May 13 at IMEX Frankfurt, meets these trends head-on in a series of learning and networking sessions specifically designed for in-house planners.

Beating burnout, designing impactful events and resource constraints are all covered during the day long program, held at Melia Frankfurt City.

With networking and recharge moments blended into the program, Exclusively Corporate is designed to give corporate planners the-often rare–opportunity to meet their counterparts from other sectors and make connections with people who could be their next advisor, coach or speaker.

Exclusively Corporate program highlights include:

  • How do you motivate a team around a new idea? Pianist and composer Thilo Wolf (on photo) knows a thing or two about engaging people through his work with orchestras around the world. He’ll lift the lid on his experience and share lessons from the world of music.
  • With seven out of 10 people in the events industry on the road to burnout, Mike Ford’s advice on how to embrace unapologetic recovery is essential. The founder of Grateful Lemon explains: “Burnout and overload are now commonplace – it’s the number one reason people leave their jobs and it’s a major problem in our industry.”
  • Planners from global corporates including Eszter Mattiassich-Aszody from Siemens Healthineers, Kate Scully from Howden Group Holdings and Stephanie Dubois from SAP will share how they’re navigating the realities of their roles: from integrating AI, managing rising costs to fostering belonging.
  • Disabled adventurer Darren Edwards has had to adopt a new approach to leadership when tackling record-breaking expeditions in high-risk and high-pressure environments. He’ll show how there’s a different, more authentic way to lead: “After a fateful day when my life hung in the balance on the edge of a rockface, I learned several powerful lessons that have shaped my ability to adapt and remain resilient during difficult times. These lessons are incredibly relevant to businesses and their leaders.”

Exclusively Corporate brings together corporate planners from around the world for a day of personal and professional development and networking before the IMEX Frankfurt trade show begins.

CEO Carina Bauer explains: “We know that corporate event planners have their work cut out—budget constraints continue, resources are tight and costs show no sign of reducing. Our education sessions have been crafted to provide honest, real-world answers.

“However, we know that attending an event isn’t just about what you learn, it’s about who you meet. Connections–be they new or existing–are everything. We’ve designed Exclusively Corporate to be an exciting exchange of ideas and a great way to kick start the IMEX Frankfurt experience.”

  • Exclusively Corporate is invitation-only and takes place on Monday, May 13-the day before IMEX Frankfurt takes place from May 14 to 16.
  • Darren Edwards is part of IMEX’s Meet the Speakers webinar on Wednesday, March 13–click here for more details and to register.
  • ELX Forum will run alongside the show from May 13 to 14-an invitation-only networking event and forum for the ELX (Event Leaders Exchange) community of global heads of events from the world’s largest corporations.
  • Register to attend IMEX Frankfurt–for free-here.

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