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IMEX America

October 11 - October 13

imex America

IMEX America is the largest trade show in the US for the global meetings, events and incentive travel industry.

Held at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, the show brings suppliers and buyers from every sector of the meetings industry come together.

The four-day program is free to attend and offers specialist education, networking, and much more, on and off the trade show floor.


Ori Lahav, CEO Kenes, IAPCO President

Ori Lahav, CEO Kenes and IAPCO President

Tuesday 11th October 4.00pm – 4.45pm

Title: Is disruption the ‘new norm’?

In this strategic session, you will hear about the megatrends that are shaping the future of the meetings industry and how meeting professionals can adapt their practices to navigate the endless uncertainties.

One of the major outcomes of this ‘new norm’ is Risk Management. In such a volatile environment, traditional risk management models are no longer valid. We will explore a new approach to risk management in the meeting industry and that will open the audience’s mind.

Key Learnings:

  • > Hear about industry megatrends
  • > Learn about behavioural changes and the impact on registrations
  • > Discuss shared financial risk management models

About the speaker

Ori Lahav joined Kenes in 2013 as AVP Marketing, bringing more than 15 years of marketing experience to the management team. 4 years later he took over the management of Client Accounts & Operations and was recently promoted to the role of chief executive of the Geneva-based group in June 2022.

His career began in the communications industry, where he held marketing positions at Internet, voice and mobile telecom providers. This was followed by a senior role in the automotive sector with a start-up that raised US$ 900M to manufacture electric cars. Ori holds a BA in Statistics from the University of Haifa and an MBA from the University of Derby, UK.

Ori is currently serving his third year as IAPCO President (IAPCO – the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers).


October 11
October 13
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Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, United States