The European financial crisis has created an opportunity for business, said Ray Bloom, chairman of IMEX Group, as his Frankfurt trade show closed late last week. Business was fresh at the event, which saw a 21 percent rise in individual buyer appointments (40,000 of the 64,000 total) and just under 4,000 hosted buyers (of nearly 9,000 visitors). The 10th IMEX also delivered great education (some of which I reported on here, here and here), inclusive of nearly 140 separate seminars, workshops and short-session campfires on social media, event design, sustainable meetings and events and any number of other topics. But for now, it's time to look to the future—and IMEX America, Oct. 11-13 in Las Vegas. See you there!