A Complete List of Every Major Meetings Industry Event in 2024
With all the industry events in 2024, we compiled a list of all the most important industry events to keep your eye on in the coming year.
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PCMA Convening Leaders – January 7-10, San Diego, CA
“At Convening Leaders 2024, you will be challenged to think bigger about the boundless potential of your career and the future of the business events industry. Let’s boldly explore the possibilities of a new year inspired by San Diego’s entrepreneurial spirit, cultural diversity, innovative research and wellness benefits.”
EXHIBITORLIVE – February 25-28, Nashville, TN
"Choose from nearly 100 conference sessions and workshops. Learn winning techniques to plan, manage, measure, and streamline your trade show exhibit and event marketing programs."
SITE Global Conference – February 26-29, Istanbul, Türkiye
“Istanbul is the perfect destination for a conference seeking to build and bridge cultures, our chosen theme for 2024. During Global Conference, amongst many themes and topics, we’ll explore how incentive travel fosters workplace relations, building corporate culture and ensuring peak performance.”
Destinations International Marketing & Communications Summit – February 27-29, Salt Lake City, UT
“The summit is the preeminent gathering place of marketing, communications and public relations professionals dedicated to helping destination organizations thrive.”
MPI European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC) – March 3-5, Luxembourg
“Located in the heart of Europe, this fascinating and unique country fits the bill for Europe's one-of-a-kind conference for European meeting and event professionals.”
Destinations International CEO Summit – April 2-4, Boston, MA
“Join your industry colleagues at CEO Summit and learn how to navigate and overcome the complexities of your role. You will hear from thought leaders about the areas that stand out in our industry as topics to discuss in-depth in order to come up with strategies and solutions.”
Destinations International Convention Sales & Services Summit – April 8-9, Washington, D.C.
“The Convention Sales & Services Summit is a cross-functional gathering of sales and services professionals dedicated to helping clients plan and execute successful meetings and events.”
PCMA Destination Showcase – April 10, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
“Join us for Showcase, an annual one-day event to connect with 100+ destination organizations that can help you elevate your meetings and events experiences.”
IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum – April 10-11, Washington, D.C.
“The forum will provide knowledge and strategies for attendees to succeed in their current positions, as well as motivation and inspiration to take your career to the next level. The Forum will give you the tools and resources while balancing life along the way.”
IACC Americas Knowledge Exchange – April 18-20, Basking Ridge, NJ
“IACC 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.
Meetings Today LIVE! National – April 28-May 1, San Antonio, TX
“Join Meetings Today LIVE! National—a fully-hosted buyer event for qualified planners at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Enjoy networking and offsite activities, round-trip coach airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, food and beverage are covered!”
MPI WEC – May 20-22, Louisville, KY
“By day three of WEC, you'll be brighter, connected, and ready to distill what you’ve learned and whom you've met into invaluable takeaways and lasting business relationships. You'll hone your craft so you can craft unique experiences that your attendees will want to raise a glass to.”
IMEX Frankfurt – May 14-16, Frankfurt, Germany
“IMEX is where the global business events community comes together for four exhilarating days every year. Where more than 3,800 meeting planners meet with 2,900 suppliers from every corner of the globe. This is where powerful business connections that offer real ROI are made.”
Cvent CONNECT – June 10-13, 2024 San Antonio, TX & Virtual
“Cvent CONNECT is an annual user conference and industry event for production pros, experience makers, and engagement experts. Experience cutting-edge event tech innovation and leave with new ideas, best practices, inspiration, and creative strategies to maximize your total event program.”
Destinations International Annual Convention – July 16-18, Tampa, FL
“Annual Convention is the destination organization industry's premier event to meet your peers and gain cutting-edge knowledge to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.”
NACE Experience Conference – July 21-23, Denver, CO
"The NACE Experience Conference for Catering and Events offers unmatched opportunities to meet and network with the brightest minds in the industry, discover the newest trends moving the industry, and learn from experts in sessions that enhance skills, grow businesses, and advance careers."
GBTA Convention – July 22-24, Atlanta, GA
“Join us for the 55th annual GBTA Convention, the premier global event for the business travel industry where diverse voices come together for a common purpose.”
Meetings Today LIVE! West – August 4-7, Boise, Idaho
“Boise is swiftly rising as one of America's hottest destinations. With inviting meeting spaces, a stroll-worthy downtown, and an after-hours scene that's hard to beat, attendees can't get enough!”
ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition – August 10-13, Cleveland, OH
“The ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition is where thousands of association professionals and industry partners gather to exchange knowledge, resources, strategies, solutions, and more. “
U.S. Travel Association Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) – August 19-22, Savannah, Georgia
“ESTO is a leading annual learning and knowledge-sharing forum for destination marketing professionals. This dynamic and acclaimed conference features four nonstop days of relevant, engaging content.”
SITE Classic – September 9-12, Miami Beach, FL
“To date, SITE Foundation has raised over USD$10m in support of the business case for incentive travel. SITE Classic is our flagship fundraising event bringing incentive travel professionals to a truly motivational destination to connect, learn and discover.”
IACC Europe Knowledge Festival – September 13-15, Surrey, United Kingdom
“Invest in your future and your business at the IACC Knowledge Festival. A weekend preceded by a study tour of English IACC conference venues, culture and places of interest, this is a must attend event for members.”
IMEX America – Smart Monday October 7, Trade show October 8-10 Las Vegas, NV
“IMEX is where the global business events community comes together. In our exhibit hall, you'll meet exhibitors from hotel groups, event technology providers, convention bureaus, airlines to event management agencies...and many more.”
ICCA Congress – October 20-23, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
“With a focus on sustainability and celebrating the potential of what can be achieved when we work together – and after delivering a quite superb proposal - the 63rd ICCA Congress staged in this very modern metropolis promises to be a landmark event.”
Meetings Today LIVE! Corporate/Incentive – October 27-30, The Bahamas, Nassau
“Nassau the capital of the Bahamas presents a myriad of enticing experiences, encompassing its white-sand beaches and the pristine clarity of its waters, along with an exuberant local culture and a storied historical heritage, all of which collectively offer a diverse spectrum of activities.”
Meetings Today LIVE! South – November 17-20, Orlando, FL
“Boasting world-class event spaces, an extensive portfolio of over 480 hotels, dining establishments recognized by the prestigious Michelin guide, and a superlative entertainment landscape, Orlando offers an unparalleled and incomparable experience.”
IAEE Expo! Expo! – December 17-19, Los Angeles, CA
“Featuring three days of education sessions covering the most relevant industry topics, a show floor where attendees can connect with suppliers and engage in interactive learning activations, and networking events throughout, Expo! Expo! offers a unique advantage.”