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Coronavirus Fells IMEX Frankfurt Show

IMEX executives explain why they’ve canceled the May event for 14,000 event industry professionals.

The big IMEX Frankfurt conference, which draws thousands of event industry professionals from throughout the world every year, has been canceled for 2020, reports our sister publications group MeetingsNet: 

Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus has caught the meetings and business-travel sector in a wave of cancellations. The latest victim is one of the largest meetings-industry shows in the world: IMEX Frankfurt, scheduled for May 12-14 in Germany and expecting more than 14,000 meeting and event planners and exhibitors, is off.

Ray Bloom, chairman of IMEX Group, and Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group, yesterday announced the reasons for cancellation in a statement: "This is not a decision we have taken lightly" … MeetingsNet

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