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October 20, 2015

Americas: Leading off With Mindfulness at IMEX

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Lee PapaThe definitive writer and researcher on mindfulness is Harvard professor of psychology Ellen Langer, whose seminal book on the topic came out more than 25 years ago. But it's more recently that the topic of mindfulness and business has been appearing in nearly every business magazine and even on the docket at Davos. (Meditation teacher and writer Jon Kabat-Zinn led daily meditations at the 2015 World Economic Forum.)

In Las Vegas, attendees at IMEX America 2015 had several opportunities to join in guided meditation before the tradeshow even opened. Keynote speaker Lee Papa led off Smart Monday October 12, IMEX America’s day of education developed in partnership with Meeting Professionals International. Papa is a trainer, author, and former stressed-out, "Type A" businessperson who now lives an entirely different life and makes it her mission to help others do the same.

Introducing Papa, Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group, explained that mindfulness and well being are close to the hearts of the IMEX team, and that this year IMEX America incorporated a wellness track throughout the pre-show education day and during the event itself.

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