Tourism - including MICE - accounts for almost one in ten jobs in the rainbow nation. And this figure is set to increase over the next few years.
Bologna has Italy’s second-largest trade fair centre and hosts a variety of leading international events. TFI spoke with Antonio Bruzzone, the general director of BolognaFiere.
The big new trade fair centre just outside Warsaw has been open for three years now. It currently hosts 30 of its own trade fairs and 15 guest fairs a year – on a rising trend.
The Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has been open for a year now. The event industry in Malaysia has reaped tangible benefits.
Despite recent political tensions in the region, many events are thriving in Qatar. You only need to look at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) to see that.
More than 200 trade fair professionals are to meet at the European Conference of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) from 2 to 4 May. Registrations have been open since February.
Qatar gears up for tomorrow. The emirate on the east cost of the Arabian Peninsula is working intensively on its future. Also with its MICE business.
The Olympic Games are taking place in Tokyo in 2020. Many existing buildings will be used for it as well as new ones. That could have a dramatic impact on the trade fair scene.
The Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) has been open for a year and a half now. Some prestigious event organisers have been brought on board. Others are expected to follow.
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