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Planet IMEX: a virtual world, an unprecedented time

13 May 2020

We were proud to take part in Planet IMEX, a virtual community space enabling event professionals to gather, despite being unable to meet face-to-face. We're also working to ensure you can still visit and see the best of London... virtually!


Planet IMEX

The team at ExCeL would like to say hats off, chapeau and hut ab IMEX Group for launching #PlanetIMEX. Although it’s not the same as seeing everyone face to face, it’s a great way of staying connected to our industry.  

IMEX Group only hinted at PlanetIMEX on April 16th yet have launched a dedicated website to support a rich online experience in that time. Planet IMEX has three islands: the Education Island, the Community Island, and the Networking Island.   

The original dates of IMEX Frankfurt featured a five-day line-up of education, networking, and fun events, including EduMonday Live, educational sessions led by PlanetIMEX experts, a 5-km solo run challenge, as well as IMEX Introductions, a day for buyer-supplier connections.

Carina Bauer, IMEX Group CEO said they decided early on that they wanted to gift something back to the industry and opted for innovation through transformation combining education, community, and business introductions with wellbeing. 


Virtual London 

ExCeL has been working with London & Partners, the convention bureau for London to launch the Virtually London feature for events

With plenty of content showcasing our CSR credentials,  virtual venue tours and testimonials from our team about why they love living and working in London, we were able to share a virtual experience with those of our venue with those who we would have been meeting with in Frankfurt.  Great job IMEX Group and we hope we can see you in person in Frankfurt in 2021.

During this time, you can still contact the ExCeL team via or take a tour of the venue, via the following link:



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