by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 29, 2013

 Nearly 9,000 visitors attended the 2013 edition of the annual IMEX trade show, which took place May 21-23 in Frankfurt, Germany. Of that group, 39 percent were hosted buyers from 75 countries. Twenty-seven percent of the hosted buyers came from long-haul markets, up from 25 percent in 2012. In other show results, more than 53,000 individual appointments were made between buyers and exhibitors, an increase of 33 percent over 2012 numbers.