9 must-attend conferences for event professionals in 2022

February 24, 2022

Attending top industry events is one of the best investments anyone looking to excel in their career can make. The same goes for event professionals too.

But taking time from your busy schedule to attend events isn’t easy– after all, your day-to-day plate as an event manager is probably pretty full already. Nevertheless, attending relevant industry events is crucial; they’re how you stay ahead of the curve and they provide the unique opportunity for you to grow in multiple ways all at once, including:

  • to learn from industry leaders about emerging trends and changing audience expectations
  • keep up with the lightning speed of change in the events industry
  • meet other event professionals and grow your network
  • get inspired to reimagine event experiences
  • and discover new venues, suppliers, and vendors.

But with so many events out there, which ones should you attend?

To make it a little easier for you, we’ve curated a list of nine events you should consider attending in 2022.

International Confex

March 8-9, 2022 | London

With over 150+ speakers, 100+ sessions, and content themes ranging from sustainability and event tech to market innovation, it’ll be the largest gathering of event professionals in the UK. The event will host 300+ exhibitors. It can be a great place for you to discover the latest innovations in the industry, event products, suppliers, venues, and service providers. Get a glimpse of last year’s event here.

Mastering Immersive Experiences (MIX)

March 30-31, 2022 | Hybrid format, in-person events in San Francisco, New York, London, Munich, Singapore, and Bengaluru

MIX 2022 by Hubilo is a truly global and hybrid event. If you want to connect with the most innovative people and content that will empower you to execute the events of tomorrow, MIX 2022 is for you. Get an insider view on where the best minds in the industry are focused, how the leading companies see the future, and how they plan to get there. It’s also an opportunity to discuss new engagement strategies with peers and experts, immerse yourself in engaging experiences, learn about the latest in event technology, and find out how you can maximize it to drive results.

Hurry up! Register now for MIX 2022.

Experiential Marketing Summit (EMS)

April 27-29, 2022 | Las Vegas
A must-attend for event planners, EMS is the industry’s ultimate conference for B2B and B2C brand and event marketers, executives from leading event agencies, meeting planners, trade show organizers, event strategists, experience designers, and more. The agenda is divided into four broad tracks: leadership and growth, trends and ideas, logistics and planning, and strategy and survival. Register to attend EMS and get the guidance you need to address your challenges and find solutions to help you thrive in the next era of experiential marketing.

IMEX Frankfurt

May 31-June 2, 2022 | Frankfurt

With 10 tracks, 250+ educational and networking sessions, and 3,400+ exhibitors from 170+ countries, this global event is free of charge to attend. Apart from what you’d expect at most conferences, IMEX Frankfurt will also have a Discovery Zone dedicated to immersive activities. Be ready to indulge in the experience, get inspired from it, and stretch yourself creatively.

Event Tech Live Las Vegas and London

June 7-9, 2022 | Hybrid format, in-person event in Las Vegas

November 16-17, 2022 | Hybrid format, in-person event in London

Event Tech Live is a hybrid show dedicated to event technology. With an aim to connect global event professionals with the latest advances in event tech, it promises to be a one-stop shop for all your digital event requirements. Both their hybrid shows will be hosted on Hubilo’s hybrid event platform. The Las Vegas launch will feature 100+ educational sessions, 100+ exhibitors, and attendees from across the globe.

MPI World Education Congress (WEC)

June 21-23, 2022 | San Francisco

WEC is MPI’s signature event that delivers education, business, and networking opportunities for meeting and event planners. If you want to learn about designing more intelligent, effective experiences that drive revenue and achieve organizational objectives while benefiting host and participant communities, this event might just be the right fit for you.

Canadian Meeting and Events Expo (CMEE)

August 16-17, 2022 | Toronto

CMEE is Canada’s longest-running tradeshow and conference for meeting and event professionals. It will host 200+ companies from across Canada and around the world that will showcase the latest trends in the meeting and events industry. You’ll be able to discover new and innovative suppliers, get great ideas to enhance your events, source new venues, and try out new products and services.

The Event Planner Expo

October 11-13, 2022 | Hybrid format, in-person event in New York City

The Event Planner Expo hosts top business leaders in the events, marketing, and hospitality industry. “More knowledge, more connections, and more partnerships” are the conference’s main themes for attendees. In addition to a chance to learn from top industry leaders and hear about cutting-edge trends from top exhibitors, the event offers an opportunity to meet potential clients from Fortune 500 and 1000 corporations.

IMEX America

October 11-13, 2022 | Las Vegas

Whether you’re a meeting planner, an association executive, or an in-house event expert, IMEX America has something valuable to offer to you. You can learn about the latest event tech, hear from experts and innovators, and explore the themes of CSR (corporate social responsibility) and sustainability among many others. IMEX America is the chance for you to connect with a global network of event professionals, meet inspirational exhibitors, and find new event venues, vendors, and suppliers.

Are you ready to do more with a personal client experience team, captivate audiences with engaging experiences, and make your events an extension of your brand? Get on Hubilo today.

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