IMEX America 2013

At Distill Strategic, we’re getting excited about the upcoming IMEX conference – the biggest exhibition for the meetings, events and incentive travel industries. The conference hosts 2,500 exhibitors (hotels, DMCs, Tourist Boards and Solution Providers) from close to 150 countries in the largest hosted buyer program in America. For a quick 3 minute experience of the 2012 conference, check out a video on their YouTube channel here.

A full schedule of events can be found here , but we’re particularly excited to see the MPI Keynote, Elleen McDargh speak about “Radical Resilience” and developing skills that put you in control to methodically tackle tough issues and defy downturns. We’ll also be attending some of the 100 educational sessions as well as the Inspiration Centre for drop-in workshops, campfires, 20-minute Lightning Learning Labs and Research Pod as well as the Networking, Sustainability and Tech Hubs.

Human behaviour has been a constant source of fascination for Adrienne. From university through each step of her career it’s been the common thread – first leading her to event and incentive management and ultimately to providing strategic consultation on employee productivity and business effectiveness. Adrienne knows from experience that collecting and distilling information is essential to generate insight. She views this process as a necessary discipline for all organizations seeking to elevate employee engagement and performance results. Adrienne is a sharp strategic thinker with a keen attention to detail. Her extensive expertise in employee engagement and corporate communications allows Adrienne to deliver strategic recommendations that energize businesses and generate results. Adrienne was the chief catalyst and founder of Dentsu Canada Inc’s Employee Engagement and Meetings & Events division. She has produced results for clients like Lexus, EMI Music Canada, City of Brampton, Toronto Hydro, Cognos Incorporated, National Bank of Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys, Computershare and UNICEF.

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