IMEX is set to provide a newly inspiring experience this year, one that’s been fine-tuned to fit the needs of a variety of visitors. The three-day travel trade show will be taking place from May 16-18, 2017 at Messe Frankfurt.Alongside a wealth of new exhibitors and networking opportunities, the IMEX team is launching a brand new education experience, EduMonday, taking place the day before the show on May 15.Carina Bauer, CEO, The IMEX Group, said, “IMEX is always evolving and this year is no exception. In response to feedback from our visitors and exhibitors as well as changes in the wider industry, we’re offering brand-new ideas, business opportunities, education sessions and networking programmes– all designed to help event planners and other visitors build their business and develop their industry knowledge and skills.”EduMonday combines contemporary learning styles with hot industry topics and the latest personal development teachings. With registration free of charge and open to all, this new pre-show day will offer training in event design, critical thinking, industry trends as well as education specifically for suppliers.IMEX will also offer Event Design Certificate Programme Level 1 of Mastery as part of a three-year agreement with the Event Design Collective. This will allow 30 English and 30 German-speaking event professionals to take their career to the next level by taking this certification free of charge on the day.Bauer further adds, “EduMonday is a chance for planners and exhibitors alike to immerse themselves in fresh ideas, new habits and different approaches. This pre-IMEX day is a core part of our overall aim to educate, innovate and help our clients make powerful connections with the right people.”An industry hot topic and new IMEX Talking Point, Purposeful Meetings, will be explored in a session by Janet Sperstad, recently rated as one of the top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry (Successful Meetings). She will present white paper research on the five ‘pillars’ of purposeful meetings: Meeting Design, Wellbeing, Behavioural Science, CSR/Legacy and Event Technology.This year’s show will be bigger than ever, with a wide range of opportunities to do business and find inspiration. New exhibitors include Saudi Arabia, Meet Puerto Rico, Barcelona, Vienna House Hotels, Hunt & Palmer Air Charter, The Peninsula Hotels, Moldova and tech suppliers – Kino-Mo, Boomset and EventsCase.