Philadelphia, PA (PressExposure) December 03, 2009 -- i-Meet.com, the professional and social network for people who plan meetings and events, announced today its partnership with IMEX, bringing a virtual community of buyers and suppliers to this global industry gathering. Join the IMEX online Group today.
The agreement, which includes technology and marketing components, is among the first to deliver a solution that extends the collaboration window between buyers and suppliers beyond exhibition dates. Participants can communicate and network within the IMEX Community @ i-Meet, and enjoy and leverage people connections virtually at any time, transcending the fixed-date nature of the show. Of prime importance is the ability to keep dialogues open with suppliers through information requests for future business opportunities, which is enabled by i-Meet's proprietary RFI processing engine. IMEX will create a "community within the community" at i-Meet, and offer various ways for its attendees to join, including an option for automatic registration to i-Meet off of the IMEX registration process.
"As one of the leading gatherings for the MICE market globally, it's great to be working with IMEX to bring even more innovation to their industry-leading exhibition," said John Pino, i-Meet's Founder and CEO. "It's always about relationships, and creating a community where buyers and suppliers can continue their dialogue in a social community post-Expo makes sense for everyone."
"What our exhibition starts in terms of relationships and opportunities, our new IMEX community will continue when everyone goes home", said Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group. "We're excited about connecting with i-Meet's global community, which represents the meeting, incentive and event industry very well and in over 120 countries. IMEX has always put a strong focus on building business opportunities, and we believe our partnership will enhance those efforts."
Planners will benefit from the ability to connect and network with other professionals, and to easily request information from suppliers. Exhibitors and supplier members enjoy the same networking opportunities, and are exposed to permission-based qualified leads from IMEX participants through i-Meet's RFI engine.
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