With IMEX America just around the corner, a new research undertaken by the group brings forward that Health and Well-being are the top priorities for MICE Professionals around the world. IMEX America has designed a series of initiatives for meetings professionals to recharge and make the most of the three days in Las Vegas
Shekhar | Editor | MICE INDIA | 14 August 2016
Well-being top slot
Well-being occupies the top slot when it comes to Meeting professionals, as research confirms healthy habits are super priority. This edition of IMEX America one can experience a host of well-being initiatives. Over the last three quarters reports indicate and confirm the importance of well-being during business travel – 79.5% of hosted buyers, 78% visitors and 83% exhibitors all stated that this was important to them in a survey of nearly 1200 people.
A series of well-being initiatives will be available for meeting professionals at IMEX America this year to ensure they recharge and make the most of their busy days at the show which takes place 18 -20 October in Las Vegas.
At the popular IMEXrun, participants can start their day on the right foot with a 5km route along the Strip as dawn breaks over Vegas. Developed by Sports by TLC and inspired by Rio, the IMEXrun takes place on Wednesday 19 October.
Well-being – Be Well Lounge
Following its launch last year, the Be Well Lounge returns, sponsored by Hilton Worldwide. Mindfulness trainer Lee Papa and her expert team believe ‘business and mindfulness go hand in hand’ and will offer regular sessions on yoga, mindfulness and meditation. Well-being education sessions on the show floor include Why you should include wellness in your conferences by Dr Kim Bercovitz and The road warrior: staying healthy on the road, detailing ways to fit healthy eating and fitness into busy travel schedules.
Delegates at IMEX America can enjoy some ‘netwalking’ 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.
Volunteers can join IMEX staff and the Outside Las Vegas Foundation to help clean up the city’s walking trails and parks. Part of IMEX’s overall commitment to CSR and legacy programs, sponsored by Costa Rica Tourism Board and supported by AlliedPRA, Exclusive Destinations with 3D Destinations, GES and MeetGreen, the event will take place on Smart Monday, 17 October and will be a great way to give back and ‘netwalk’ through the city’s green spaces with other meeting professionals.
Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group, concludes: “It’s widely recognised that physical activity contributes to well-being in both our business and personal lives and many meeting professionals are keen to maintain healthy habits despite packed schedules. Our wide range of well-being 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.”