Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), as the professional private management and operating company responsible for providing day to day management for the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”), announced today that it has kicked off a US$3.9 million project to rebuild the entire Wi-Fi system at the HKCEC.
True to it’s theme on “Pressures & Profits”, the programme for this year’s UFI Global Congress is loaded with sessions focused on overcoming obstacles and adapting to change. The sessions will feature a number of respected, experienced and knowledgeable industry professionals sharing case studies of successes and failures, unpacking research results and discussing the latest trends within the exhibition industry.
On August 1, the BRICS Trade Ministers’ meeting 2017 opened in Shanghai. The Chairman of this meeting and Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan presided over the conference and delivered an opening speech. The Minister of Economic Development of Russia Oreshkin, the Minister of Commerce and Industry of India Nirmala Sitharaman, the Minister of Industry and Trade of South Africa Davis and the Vice Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services Marcelo Maia attended the conference.
From 4-6 July, 2017, co-organized by China International Conference and Exhibition Magazine Agency (CICE), Machinery and Automobile Exhibitions Federation and China Union of City Convention and Exhibition Industry Associations, the 7th Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation (EPFIC 2017) was successfully held in Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention & Exhibition Center, Beijing.
The 2018 UFI European Conference will be held in Verona, Italy, and hosted by Veronafiere. It will take place from Wednesday, 2 May until Friday, 4 May. The collaboration was agreed upon in a joint meeting between Kai Hattendorf, UFI Managing Director/CEO and Veronafiere President, Maurizio Danese, in Verona at the end of June.
The theme for this year’s UFI Education Award was employee retention. Retaining talented individuals and helping them to continue to develop their skills is an important area of focus for all Human Resource departments.
From 4-6 July 2017, co-organized by China International Conference and Exhibition Magazine Agency (CICE) and Machinery and Automobile Exhibitions Federation, the 7th Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation (EPFIC 2017) will be held in Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention & Exhibition Center.
Today, 7 June 2017, is Global Exhibitions Day (GED17). With events all over the world, and an active online campaign, thousands of professionals and students are set to join celebrations highlighting the power of the exhibition industry, and the diverse career opportunities it creates.
The Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) has formed a partnership with dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa to bring the organiser’s leading portfolio of interiors, design and construction exhibitions to the GCC region. The partnership, which includes the regional launch of several of DMG’s leading events, also sees dmg establish an office in Qatar, following approval from the Qatar Financial Centre and Qatar Tourism Authority.
In its 25th anniversary year (celebrated at Euroexpo in Lyon, France), the European Major Exhibitions Centres Association (EMECA) is reporting a strong performance by its members, with growth in Europe, and due to their expansion efforts, outside Europe.
The UFI board of directors has elected Craig Newman, chief executive officer of the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC), as the president of UFI for 2019. The decision was made at a board meeting during UFI European Conference in Cologne (Germany).
UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, is bringing together exhibition organisers and venue managers from Europe and beyond to take a peek into the future of exhibitions. Changing event formats, shifting exhibitor and visitor expectations, global competition, and more digital venues will be the main topics at this year’s UFI European Conference, headlined “It’s time!”, on 10-12 May in Cologne (Germany).
Comexposium Group announced today that Simon Foster has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer as of August 2017. At that time, Renaud Hamaide will transition from CEO to Executive Chairman.
“Raising the Odds – Pressures and Profits in the Exhibition Industry”: With the exhibition industry showing signs of optimism despite global political turbulence, UFI decided on an economic focus for its UFI Global Congress 2017.
After five days, Thursday saw the world’s largest trade fair for retail investment requirements, Euroshop 2017, draw to a close in Düsseldorf with the best result in its 50-year history: the 2,368 exhibitors from 61 nations report unanimously on very good to excellent contacts and business deals.
The new partnership with Comexposium includes Haymarket’s Cereals and Fruit Focus exhibitions, the UK’s leading technical events for the arable farming and fruit industries respectively.
U.S. President Donald J. Trump has issued an order to temporarily ban visitors from seven countries from entering the United States. On this matter UFI, as the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry, states:
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has appointed Carine Sire to the newly installed role of Regional Manager Europe, based in UFI’s Paris headquarters. UFI created the new position in a drive to strengthen links with its more than 300 European members, raise awareness of Europe-based members and partner associations, and encourage more events professionals to get involved in UFI.
Comexposium is the latest major international organiser to join the Explori research platform. Explori now boasts a global client base of over 1,650 exhibitions and conferences contributing to the biggest dataset of event benchmarks.
Klaus Dittrich (61), CEO of Messe München, will be the new Chairman of FKM – the Society for the Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics. He was elected at the FKM partners‘ meeting on 15 December 2016 in Frankfurt.
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