The Ultimate Guide to 2024 Meetings and Conferences for Event Planners.

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Posted on January 17, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to 2024 Meetings and Conferences for Event Planners.

Introduction 

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to the must-attend events, meetings, and conferences for event planners in 2024. The new year is a perfect time to start planning and budgeting for your professional development as an event planner. Attending industry events is one of the best ways to expand your knowledge, network with peers and potential clients, and stay on top of emerging trends. Here is my curated guide to some of the most important gatherings taking place in 2024 that should be on your calendar. 

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​​January 2024 Conferences for Event Planners.

Name of Event Event Date Event LocationEvent Details 
PCMA Convening Leaders 2024Jan. 7-10, 2024San Diego, CAExperience a transformative journey that will shape the future of your organization. Discover the power of exceptional business event strategy. Gain insights to think strategically, plan effectively, and create impactful events that drive tangible business outcomes and lasting success.

Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA) Annual ConferenceJan. 19-21, 2024Indianapolis, INESPA, stands as the sole association committed to propelling the professional growth of event service managers, thereby bolstering the financial success of the hotels, facilities, and CVBs they serve. We acknowledge and empathize with the daily obstacles service professionals face, tailoring our programs to empower you to achieve excellence, discover solutions, and advance your career.
BOE International (Best Of Events)Jan 17-18, 2024Dortmund, Germany Every year, the BOE INTERNATIONAL brings together many national and international exhibitors from various experiential marketing areas. More than 10,000 trade visitors from the industry gather to discuss projects, exchange ideas, and establish budgets right from the start of the year. This event serves as a platform for determined decision-makers, creative implementers, curious planners, and motivated newcomers to engage in matchmaking, networking, and impactful decision-making.
2024 NACE Evolve ConferenceJan 20-22, 2024Richmond, VAExperience an enriching 3-day event where you’ll gain invaluable insights into effective chapter leadership and peer networking. Elevate your chapter’s potential with a focus on membership, programs, and branding. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to make a lasting impact in your chapter and the wider NACE community. Join us now.
Independent Planner Education Conference (IPEC)Jan. 21-23, 2024Greenville, SCThe IPEC program is a premier conference designed specifically for independent planners who are not affiliated with third-party organizations. It offers a perfect blend of education, networking, and suppliers’ meetings, catering to hosted and non-hosted buyers. By booking new business, attendees have the opportunity to connect with a variety of suppliers who are eager to host their future events.
GO WEST Jan 28-31, 2024Edmonton, AB, Canada GO WEST is crafted by seasoned event professionals for those in the business of hosting events. Join fellow industry experts in Edmonton, Canada, and beyond as they convene for 3 days. Experience an opportunity to forge new connections, gain insights from global thought leaders, and access valuable resources in our field.
Washington International Association Forum (WIAF)Jan 31-February 1, 2024Washington, D.C.This year, WIAF aims to unite international and North America-based associations and non-profit organizations. Our primary mission is to facilitate knowledge transfer, peer-to-peer exchange, and sharing of best practices. We will develop joint initiatives to address common challenges, leading to enhanced outcomes and greater impact. Join us for an impactful collaboration.

February 2024 Conferences for Event Planners

Name of Event Event Date Event LocationEvent Details
Montreal International Association Forum (MIAF)February 5, 2024.Montreal, QC, Canada At MIAF (Marketing and Advertising Forum), we actively engage in productive discussions and insightful conversations. Join us to explore the latest trends and strategies in the dynamic marketing and advertising world. Connect with like-minded professionals and stay ahead of the competition. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to enhance your knowledge and grow your network. Sign up for MIAF today.
Catersource+ The Special Event 2024February 12-15, 2024Austin, TXCatersource + The Special Event is a unique and influential annual gathering that brings together professionals, ideas, and innovative trends shaping the catering and events industry. Join this spirited event to stay updated on the latest in the industry and connect with like-minded individuals. Discover new opportunities and get inspired at Catersource + The Special Event.
Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) 2024February 19-21, 2024Melbourne, Australia AIME, the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event, stands as the foremost trade event for the meetings and event industry in the Asia Pacific region. At AIME, industry decision-makers come together to connect, create, and conduct business. Our event bridges the gap between international and local event planners, linking them with premier destinations, venues, and event suppliers from around the globe. Join us at AIME to unlock new possibilities for your events.
ADMEI Annual ConferencesFebruary 22-24Atlanta, GAADMEI presents a specialized conference for Destination Management Company (DMC) owners, general managers (GMs), sales, and operations staff. Join us to elevate your performance and mindset and achieve peak performance. Our annual ADMEI conference offers valuable tools and insights to help you excel in all aspects of your business. Get ready to ignite your success.
Connect NYC 2024 February 22-24New York, NYC Connect NYC provides a one-of-a-kind platform for seamless engagement and collaboration with top-tier planners and suppliers. Gain invaluable knowledge from industry luminaries, who will share priceless insights into the future of the meetings and events landscape. Join us to unlock new opportunities and stay ahead in this ever-evolving industry. 
SITE Global Conference February 26-29Istanbul, TurkeyDuring the Global Conference, amongst many themes and topics, we’ll explore how incentive travel fosters workplace relations, builds corporate culture, and ensures peak performance.
We’ll also look at how travel experiences, when well designed and executed, can truly transform individuals and organizations, acting as a bridge between cultures and building tolerance, acceptance, and mutual understanding. 
Meetings Africa February 27-28Johannesburg, South Africa Meetings Africa is a 2-day trade show with a dedicated Educational Day, which is executed in conjunction with the key global, continental, and national industry associations.
Meetings Africa exists to provide a platform for exhibitors to showcase their offerings to International and local buyers, African associations, and corporate planners. It is the most formidable platform on the continent for you to meet face-to-face with the world’s most influential buyers and be part of Africa’s growth.
Event Production Show February 28-29London, UKEPS has been bringing life to life for over 35 years. The lineup of content and exhibitors on the show is designed to help everyone involved with live events across music, sport, and culture, ensuring their events are delivered to the highest standards across creativity, engagement, and crowd safety.
International CONFEX February 28 – 29
London, UK Running for 40 years, Confex has become a household name for #eventprofs of all levels. The conference program is packed with 60+ industry-leading speakers. Featuring faces from all sectors of the industry, join forces to question, educate, and inspire attendees to reach their maximum potential and expand their horizons.
IAPCO Annual Meeting and General AssemblyFebruary 28 – March 2
Ljubljana, SloveniaIn the dynamic meetings industry, self-interest isn’t enough anymore. We must proactively champion the changes we seek, shaping smart policies and practices. Join us in our ambition to be a driving force for change and shape the industry’s future. In the 54th year, join IAPCO and other event professionals in discovering what it takes to be the flow.

March 2024 Conferences for Event Planners

Name of Event Event Date Event LocationEvent Details
MPI European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC)March 3 – 5
LuxembourgEMEC showcases MPI’s brand promise in Europe, uniting our global meeting and event community to address key topics for European professionals. We foster innovation, forge valuable partnerships, and deliver a truly enjoyable experience at EMEC. If you’ve attended EMEC before, you know it’s a serious dose of educational fun. Join us and unlock limitless opportunities for growth and networking.
ITB Berlin March 5-7 Berlin, Germany For over 50 years, ITB has been a global leader in industry knowledge, networking, and trendsetting events. Whether in virtual, in-person, or hybrid formats, ITB offers 365 days of unparalleled opportunities. Join the biggest travel trade show, ITB Berlin, where the international tourism community convenes every year in March. Discover the latest trends, connect with industry professionals, and unlock new business prospects.
Northstar Meetings Group’s SMU InternationalMarch 11-13, 2024New York, NYC The premier event for meeting and incentive travel buyers in North America, dedicated to sourcing programs globally. Join us to gain insights from industry experts, forge valuable business connections, and indulge in unforgettable experiences at iconic landmarks in New York City. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your travel and event planning expertise.
Destination Capitol Hill (DCH) March 19-20Washington, D.C.Destination Capitol Hill (DCH) is the leading legislative fly-in event in the U.S. travel industry. It brings together travel leaders nationwide to educate policymakers about the significant impact of travel. At DCH, delegates gain insights on upcoming travel-related legislation, connect with industry peers, and engage with members of Congress to emphasize the economic importance of travel. Join DCH to shape travel policies and drive economic growth.
Hotel, Restaurant, and CateringMarch 25-27, 2024London, UKHotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) is the UK’s leading business event for hospitality and food service professionals to test, taste and source the latest products available in the market.

April 2024 Conferences for Event Planners

Name of Event Event Date Event LocationEvent Details
Connect Spring Marketplace 2024 April 2-4, 2024Las Vegas, NevadaUnlock unparalleled opportunities for growth and success at Connect Spring Marketplace, the paramount event designed exclusively for event professionals. Join over 2,000 passionate event experts from around the globe for unparalleled networking, one-on-one business meetings, innovative education sessions and a dynamic tradeshow overflowing with the latest event solutions.
Northwest Event Show April 3-4, 2024Seattle, WADigital Travel Connect is an executive-level meeting of digital marketing leaders in travel who come together to benchmark, network, and share strategies. Expect to meet at least 75 of the most senior-level executives from North America’s most successful and innovative travel agencies, hotels, and OTAs. You’ll be shaking hands with Chief Digital Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, VPs/Heads/Directors of eCommerce, User Experience, Personalization, and many more.
Digital Travel Connect 2024 April 3-5, 2024San Diego, CAUnlock unparalleled opportunities for growth and success at Connect Spring Marketplace, the paramount event designed exclusively for event professionals. Join over 2,000 passionate event experts from around the globe for unparalleled networking, one-on-one business meetings, innovative education sessions, and a dynamic tradeshow overflowing with the latest event solutions.
GMITE 2024 April 7-10, 2024Orlando, FLGMITE has connected the largest selection of high-volume meeting and incentive travel buyers with global suppliers since 2005. As the industry’s only one-to-one event held in private suites, GMITE selects locations that provide a powerful platform for productive one-to-one meetings in private suites tailored to specific business objectives.
Business Events Industry Week (BEIW)April 8-11, 2024Washington, D.C.Business Events Industry Week (BEIW) is more than just a regular industry event. It is a global movement that celebrates the purpose of our industry – bringing people together to make a positive impact on our businesses, communities, and audiences. We are all part of this movement, and your contributions truly matter. Join us at BEIW to be part of something bigger.
SISO CEO SummitApril 8-11Amelia Island, FLThe SISO CEO Summit continues to be ‘THE’ networking and information-sharing event of the year for the global show organizers, both large and small.
IBTM AfricaApril 10-12, 2024Capetown, South Africa IBTM Africa is a premier conference for the meetings, incentives, conferences, and events (MICE) industry, held annually at WTM Africa as part of Africa Travel Week. As the demand for business events continues to grow, more corporations are investing in various types of gatherings, such as trade exhibitions, gala dinners, incentive drives, and conferences. Our conference aims to inspire the business events world to deliver exceptional experiences to their customers. Join us to connect with the right people, gain invaluable industry insights, and engage in unparalleled networking opportunities.
NPC24 National Planning ConferenceApril 13-16, 2024 Minneapolis, MNThe premier hosted-buyer event is designed to connect top suppliers and destinations with planners looking for creative solutions to elevate their small and boutique-sized meetings in the U.S. and beyond.
PCMA: “The Business of Events”April 15-16, 2024 Singapore The Business of Events is not just a conference; it’s a unique opportunity for our community to forge meaningful connections, engage in co-learning, and shape a new horizon.
The Meetings Show APACApril 17-18, 2024SingaporeThe Meetings Show Asia Pacific is proudly presented by Northstar Meetings Group, a renowned name in the MICE industry known for delivering excellence. This new show marks the expansion of the original brand, The Meetings Show, an annual event held in the UK since 2013. It brings together thousands of event professionals from the UK and Europe, providing valuable face-to-face connections desired by planners and suppliers. Join us to experience the best in the industry and make meaningful connections at The Meetings Show Asia Pacific.
IACC Americas Knowledge ExchangeApril 18 – 20, 2024
Basking Ridge, NJIACC’s flagship annual members conference is heading to Basking Ridge, New Jersey in 2024IACC members in North America and beyond will come back together to continue the journey of rebooting and reinventing live meetings, and it starts with knowledge exchange being the best way to outgrow the competition for IACC venues.
Small and Boutique Meetings | SpringApril 21-23, 2024Montgomery, TexasThe premier hosted-buyer event designed to connect top suppliers and destinations with planners looking for creative solutions to elevate their small and boutique-sized meetings in the U.S. and beyond.
Experientials Marketing Summit (EMS)April 24-26, 2024Las Vegas, NVEMS is designed to prepare you for what’s next. Hear from brand-side event marketers leading the ultimate three-day conversation. Commiserate with your peers and meet new partners inside our Hall of Ideas. Address your challenges and find the solutions you need to lead and thrive in the next era of experiential marketing. If experiential marketers are talking about it, we’re talking about it.
Incentive LiveApril 28-30, 2024Las Vegas, NVThe “must-attend” incentive, loyalty, and motivation event welcomes you! The biggest trends, the biggest influencers, the biggest spenders – all come together for three highly productive days.

May 2024 Conferences for Event Planners

Name of Event Event Date Event LocationEvent Details
Event Tech Live Las VegasMay 1-2, 2024Las Vegas, NVEvent Tech Live (ETL) is the premier event portfolio exclusively focused on event technology. At Event Tech Live, our mission is to connect event professionals worldwide with cutting-edge advances in Event Tech. We are committed to thought leadership, fostering a vibrant community, and providing year-round engagement opportunities. Join us today and stay ahead of the game in the ever-evolving world of event technology.
IMEX Frankfurt May 14-16, 2024Frankfurt, GermanyIMEX is the premier annual gathering for the global business events community. Over four exciting days, more than 3,800 meeting planners converge with 2,900 suppliers from around the world. At IMEX, meaningful business connections are forged, offering tangible ROI. 
Meeting Professional International World Education Congress (MPI WEC24)May 20-22, 2024Louisville, KYExperience the most spirited event in 2024 with MPI’s WEC Louisville. Designed for event professionals, this future-focused and adventurous event is perfect for honing your strategic event mindset. Our mantra is simple: We take the event risks, so you can focus on what matters most. Join us for an unforgettable experience.
C2 (Commerce + Creativity) MontréalMay 21-23, 2024Montréal, CanadaC2 Montréal meaningfully connects people and organizations from diverse backgrounds, fields, and industries in order to drive development in all its forms. We believe that society is at the heart of business. Which is why we put people’s stories and perspectives at the center of the conversation.
ITB China May 27-29, 2024Shanghai, ChinaITB China is the leading B2B-exclusive trade show focused on the Chinese Travel Market. At ITB China in Shanghai, we bring together top and hand-selected buyers from Greater China with industry professionals from all over the world. We provide various networking events and a unique state-of-the-art matchmaking system to enhance networking and maximize business opportunities at our travel expo.
EsportsTravel SummitMay 29-31, 2024
Raleigh, NCThe EsportsTravel Summit is the world’s largest gathering of esports tournament and video-game event organizers and the only event focused on the travel side of the esports industry.
Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF)May 29, 2024Washington, D.C.For 22 years, through every business cycle, ECEF has connected executives at associations and independent organizers to information they use immediately. Take away actionable ideas and valuable contacts that will benefit your brand, your event, your organization, and your career.
Destination West May 2024TBADestination West is the premier hosted-buyer event for qualified meetings and incentive professionals sourcing programs in the West. Formerly Discover Colorado, Destination West will also include other destinations and hotels in the Western U.S.

June 2024 Conferences for Event Planners

Name of Event Event Date Event LocationEvent Details
Associations World CongressJune 9-11, 2024Messe congress Graz, AustriaThis three-day event in Austria’s second city is open to leaders and event specialists working directly for international or European associations, societies, and federations. It offers 16 half-day sessions across five streams: Association Strategy, Conference and Events Strategy, Membership Strategy, Professional Development, and Executive Skills. Join us to enhance your skills and stay ahead in the ever-evolving landscape of associations and events. 
Cvent Connect June 10-13, 2024San Antonio, TX, and Virtual Cvent CONNECT is a premier user conference and industry event for production professionals, experience makers, and engagement experts. Join us to explore the latest event technology innovations and gain valuable insights, ideas, and strategies to optimize your event program. Maximize the impact of your total event program with Cvent CONNECT. 
Fiexpo Latin AmericaJune 10-13, 2024Panama FIEXPO Latin America is the place of excellence where destinations and suppliers specialized in the Meetings, Events, and Incentives Industry can connect with the most prominent buyers globally. We establish connections with the highest authorities and policymakers to ensure that the MICE Industry’s economic, intercultural, and social benefits in Latin America are understood and recognized.
UFI European ConferenceJune 11-13, 2024Zurich, SwitzerlandUFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, will hold its next European Conference in Zurich, Switzerland from 11-13 June 2024. Open to all exhibition industry professionals; the conference is the region’s most important annual gathering of exhibition industry leaders.
TEAMS EuropeJune 18-20, 2024London, UK Join sporting event rights holders, destinations, and suppliers at ExCeL London for an exclusive opportunity to network, share insights, and learn about the latest trends and best practices in sports events.
The Meetings ShowJune 19-20, 2024London, UK.Step into a world of endless possibilities. Let your imagination run wild as you connect with your community, explore the latest trends, and discover new ways to take your events to the next level. With hundreds of forward-thinking meeting and event suppliers from across the UK and worldwide, a comprehensive education program featuring influential leaders, and countless networking events happening both at the show and throughout London, The Meetings Show is THE place to be.
PCMA EduCon June 23-26, 2024Detroit, Michigan Business events are at a tipping point – event professionals like you are in a unique position to drive change and create lasting impact by leading bold transformations within your organization.​ This program will expand your thinking and empower you to generate new ideas and workshop solutions to confidently tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow.​

July 2024 Conferences for Event Planners

Name of Event Event Date Event LocationEvent Details
Destinations International Annual ConventionJuly 16-18, 2024Tampa, FLThe world of destination marketing and management is now completely different. Destination organization professionals of today must have a renewed focus on solutions to tackle the challenges of showcasing organizational strength and resilience that create welcoming communities and increase resident engagement.
Destinations International’s Annual Convention provides:
– An opportunity to connect peers and thought leaders from inside and outside the industry.
– An integrated approach to learning regardless of your budget size or discipline focus.
– Relationship-based exchanges among industry providers and destination organizations.
– Diversity of thought by assembling the best minds with local insight and global expertise.
NACE Experience Conference for Catering and EventsJuly 21-23, 2024Denver, COThe world of destination marketing and management is now completely different. Destination organization professionals of today must have a renewed focus on solutions to tackle the challenges of showcasing organizational strength and resilience that create welcoming communities and increase resident engagement.
Destinations International’s Annual Convention provides:
– An opportunity to connect peers and thought leaders from inside and outside the industry.
– An integrated approach to learning regardless of your budget size or discipline focus.
– Relationship-based exchanges among industry providers and destination organizations.
– Diversity of thought by assembling the best minds with local insight and global expertise.
GBTA Convention 2024July 22-24, 2024Atlanta, GAThe premier global event for the business travel industry where diverse voices come together for a common purpose.
– CONNECT in person with thousands of industry peers, suppliers, and partners as they benefit from unparalleled opportunities for professional and business growth
– LEARN from and be inspired by insightful speakers and leading experts on timely topics that matter most
– GROW your career and skills with unmatched sessions for learning, training and professional development tailored for all levels and interests.
– DISCOVER tools, research, and resources – from the latest industry outlook and trends to best practices and technologies – that empower you to advance your organization, travelers, and teams.
IAVM VenueConnect 2024July 28-31, 2024Portland, ORGuestX is a one-of-a-kind conference for everyone invested in crafting an exceptional, safe and extraordinary guest experience. GuestX provides attendees with invaluable content via skills-based workshops and networking sessions that empower them to put newly gained expertise into immediate action.

August 2024 Conferences for Event Planners.

Name of Event Event Date Event LocationEvent Details
CEMA Summit 2024Aug. 4-6, 2024Seattle, WAThe Corporate Event Marketing Association enhances strategic event marketing and marketing communications for senior-level event marketers and industry professionals. Our goal is to provide valuable insights, resources, and networking opportunities to help you succeed in this dynamic field. Together, let’s drive success in the world of corporate events.
Destination Midwest by Northstar Meetings GroupAug. 5-7, 2024Wichita, KSThe premier hosted-buyer event for Midwest suppliers to connect with meeting professionals sourcing programs throughout the Midwest. Meet with the top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from across the Midwest in prescheduled one-on-one appointments and network with your industry peers.
ASAE Annual Aug. 10-13, 2024Cleveland, OHThe ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition is where thousands of association professionals and industry partners gather to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies, solutions, and more. Over three days of learning, growing, and finding inspiration, attendees are equipped with a year’s worth of support in their daily responsibilities as leaders in the association industry.
Canadian Meeting + Events Expo (CMEExpo)Aug. 13-14, 2024Toronto, CanadaThe Canadian Meeting + Events Expo (CMEExpo) is Canada’s premier event show, attracting a vast audience and boasting a rich history since its inception in 1991 as the Canadian Incentive Travel Symposium. Held annually in downtown Toronto, this two-day extravaganza provides invaluable networking opportunities, and top-notch education and features participation from over 200 companies. Join us to connect, learn, and grow in the thriving meetings and events industry.
Destination Southeast Aug. 18-20, 2024 Point Clear, ALDestination Southeast — Northstar’s destination-specific hosted-buyer event — brings together the most highly qualified meeting and incentive buyers with top destinations, hotels/resorts, cruise lines, attractions, DMCs, DMOs, and tourism offices from the Southeastern states.
IBTM AMERICAS Aug. 21-22, 2024 Mexico City The Canadian Meeting + Events Expo (CMEExpo) is Canada’s premier event show, attracting a vast audience and boasting a rich history since its inception in 1991 as the Canadian Incentive Travel Symposium. Held annually in downtown Toronto, this two-day extravaganza provides invaluable networking opportunities and top-notch education and features participation from over 200 companies. Join us to connect, learn, and grow in the thriving meetings and events industry.
Connect Marketplace 2024 Aug. 27-29, 2024Milwaukee, WIIBTM Americas is the premier trade show for meeting and event planners, as well as experienced creators from Mexico, Latin America, and North America. Our goal is to:- Foster connections with a wide range of suppliers to meet your event needs.- Inspire and enhance your skills through our comprehensive educational program.- Engage in valuable networking opportunities and celebrate our vibrant community of EXPERIENCE CO-CREATORS. Join us at IBTM Americas.

September 2024 Conferences for Event Planners.

Name of Event Event Date Event LocationEvent Details
Destination California Sep. 5-7, 2024Huntington Beach, CAThe leading hosted-buyer event for elite meetings and incentive professionals looking to book business in California will congregate with California’s top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues for three highly productive days.
Destination Caribbean Sep.11-14, 2024Bahamas Join the premier hosted-buyer event for high-level, prequalified meetings and incentive professionals seeking to book business in the Caribbean. Connect with top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from the Caribbean for three incredibly productive days. Enhance your networking and make valuable connections in this thriving destination. 
ITB India Sep.11-13, 2024Mumbai, IndiaThis 3-day B2B travel and tourism trade fair in India is designed to showcase various aspects of the Indian travel market. Join us to explore the vibrant Indian Travel Market and unlock new business opportunities.
Skift Global Forum 2024Sep. 17-19, 2024Manhattan, NYEach year, Skift Global Forum attendees are a mix of both experienced veterans and forward-thinking newcomers who seek greater insight into the business of travel. Since 2014, they’ve welcomed over 21,000 attendees from all over the world.
Here’s why you should attend:
– Create meaningful connections with industry peers from around the world.
– Learn from top creatives and executives during exclusive interview sessions and talks.
– Chart your path forward for 2024 and beyond based on your conversations and experiences at the Forum.
Convening EMEASep. 30-Oct. 2, 2024Barcelona, Spain Convening EMEA is PCMA EMEA’s annual flagship event bringing together the global business events industry for an immersive 3-day program in Europe. The event attracts 500+ business event leaders from over 40 countries to challenge each other and develop ways to move forward together. It is the platform to share knowledge, make meaningful connections, learn, do business, be inspired, and grow as an individual, team, and organisation.

October 2024 Conferences for Event Planners.

Name of Event Event Date Event LocationEvent Details
IMEX America October 8-10, 2024Las Vegas, NVIMEX America is the largest trade show in the US for global meetings, events, and the incentive travel industry. This award-winning show brings the meetings industry together to do a year’s worth of business under one roof. You can’t afford to miss this one. After all, What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. 
Forrester B2B Summit EMEAOct. 7-9, 2024London, UK The five tracks presented at B2B Summit EMEA are designed to help B2B marketers make smarter decisions and improve outcomes by aligning, advancing, and accelerating their organisations’ priorities. Insightful breakouts, hands-on case studies, lasting peer connections, and inspiring keynotes all contribute to empowering the strategies of marketing, sales, and product leaders to foster results that surpass goals.
Event Planner Expo 2024 Oct. 15-17, 2024New York, NYThe Event Planner Expo 2024 is the ultimate conference for Event and Marketing professionals. This highly anticipated event attracts top-tier executives, business owners, marketing experts, and event professionals. Join us to gain valuable insights, network with industry leaders, and stay ahead in the world of events and marketing. Don’t miss out on this premier event! Register now for the Event Planner Expo 2024.
Event Organisers SummitOct. 16-17, 2024London, UKThe Event Organiser Summit is a premier gathering of senior event professionals and their service suppliers. This exclusive event is a catalyst for business growth and fostering new relationships. Join us to unlock opportunities, build connections, and create valuable partnerships in the event industry. 
Travel Tech Asia Oct. 23-25, 2024Singapore IMEX America is the largest trade show in the US for global meetings, events, and the incentive travel industry. This award-winning show brings the meetings industry together to do a year’s worth of business under one roof. You can’t afford to miss this one. After all, What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. 
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November 2024 Conferences for Event Planners.

Name of Event Event Date Event LocationEvent Details
Cvent CONNECT EuropeNov. 5-7, 2024London, UKCvent CONNECT offers a conference programme packed with expert insights, alongside demonstrations and product updates.
Global Incentive Summit Nov.4-7, 2024Killarney, Ireland The global hosted buyer event for the incentive travel industry brings together the most highly qualified incentive travel buyers with top hotels/resorts, cruise lines, DMCs, DMOs, and tourism offices from around the world.
Martech SummitNov. 13-14, 2024London, UK With an attendance of over 85% senior leadership positions, this two-day summit is the place to meet and network with other CMOs. It offers a program filled with case studies, panel discussions, fireside chats, keynotes & Q&As on the latest MarTech trends and topics.
IBTM WORLD Nov. 19-21, 2024Barcelona, Spain IBTM World is the leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences, and events industry, taking place annually in Barcelona. Our event has one goal: to inspire the events world to deliver exceptional experiences for their customers. We bring together the global meetings industry, with everyone having that one common purpose – to meet the right people that can create better business results for their organisation.
Event Tech Live London/Event Sustainability Live Nov. 20-21, 2024London, UK Event Tech Live (ETL) is the only event portfolio dedicated to event technology. Our mission at Event Tech Live is to join global event professionals with the latest advances in Event Tech championing thought leadership and bringing together the community 365 days per year.

December 2024 Conferences for Event Planners

Name of Event 
Event Date 
Event LocationEvent Details
IAEE Expo! Expo!December 2024Dallas, TXExhibitions and events industry professionals attend this premier show to learn about the latest industry trends and technology, as well as network with professional peers. Lessons learned from fellow organizers and content provided from both inside and outside the industry will set you up for success in the coming years.

To wrap this up.

In conclusion, attending events, meetings, and conferences is an essential part of professional growth for event planners. The year 2024 offers a plethora of exciting opportunities to expand your knowledge, network with industry professionals, and gain valuable insights to enhance your event planning skills.

From large-scale conferences to niche-specific gatherings, there is something for everyone in the event planning industry. Make sure to mark your calendar and plan ahead to attend these must-attend events. Remember, investing in your professional development will pay off in the long run as you stay ahead of the curve and position yourself as a top-notch event planner. 

So, gear up, pack your bags, and prepare to embark on a journey of learning, networking, and inspiration in 2024. We wish you a successful and fulfilling year ahead.

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