The organic food and natural and organic personal care products community came together for their annual sector gathering on 17-19 February 2021.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, is pleased to announce an agreement which will see Eventmaker become a dedicated software partner of the association.
During these challenging times, education is a crucial element in getting ready for the “New Now” and the restart of events in 2021. On January 28th, IELA launched a new agenda of online events to support its membership. It kicked off with the 2021 Online IELA Winter Seminar from January 28th to February 2nd, organised by the IELA Education & Training Programme Working Group (E&T WG).
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) brings forth the inaugural Thailand MICE Virtual Expo on February 24 to 25, 2021, matching 30 local exhibitors with international MICE industry players.
Malaysia’s status as Asia’s preferred destination for business events has been recognised at the 13th China MICE Industry Golden Chair Awards as the country has been awarded as No. 4th Most Expected MICE Destination for the year 2020. Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is truly honoured to be conferred the award presented by MICE Industry Golden Chair Awards for the 5th consecutive year.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has appointed Marie-Laure Bellon as its next chief operating officer. Currently the CEO and general manager at French exhibition organiser Eurovet, she will join UFI on 1 March, and work out of the organisation’s headquarters in Paris.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has released the latest edition of its flagship Global Barometer research, which takes the pulse of the industry. Results highlight the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the exhibition industry worldwide, in 2020. There are also positive signs regarding a quick recovery in 2021.
European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA) welcomes yesterday’s European Council decisions related to rapid antigen tests and vaccinations.
Exhibition organisers and venue operators state that service providers have a relatively high impact on overall event success. This is a core finding from the first edition of the new Industry Partners Benchmark Survey, released by UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry.
Reed Exhibitions has today announced its commitment to donate $1M over the next five years to selected charity partners around the world who are working to improve inclusivity and diversity in their local communities by supporting social change, fighting injustice and fostering development.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau and Thai MICE entrepreneurs reported their successfully participation at IBTM World Virtual 2020. They gained 52 leads and are confident in Thailand’s attractiveness in the European markets.
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The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) welcomes the latest HKSAR Government’s Policy Address recognising the importance of further supporting Hong Kong’s convention and exhibition industry by expanding the capacity of event space in the city.
UFI and Explori are today releasing the second part of the Global Recovery Insights 2020 report. The study was conducted by live events research specialists, Explori, in partnership with UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, and supported by SISO, the Society for Independent Show Organizers.
Reed Exhibitions today released its first ‘Covid-19 and How it’s Changing the Event Industry’ White Paper, highlighting findings from its Covid-19 Customer Needs and Mindset Barometer, the largest and most ambitious research project ever undertaken by the company.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA) are raising the idea of an Asia Convention Alliance to revive international conventions in Asia. The idea was put forward following an industry mapping exercise undertaken jointly by TCEB and TICA. The proposed founding members of the alliance are China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Taiwan and the proposed theme is ‘Asia Convention for Asia’.
Around 700 UFI members from more than 50 countries and regions attended the 87th UFI Global Congress, which took place online from 16 to 19 November.
Following a series of well attended physical trade and consumer exhibitions in October, another four trade fairs were held successfully at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) during 11 - 13 November 2020.
UFI is very pleased to announce the results of the elections for the new UFI Board of Directors for the 2020 – 2023 mandate.
TravelRevive - which will take place live from 25-26 November, 2020, at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre,will bring together the travel industry to exchange ideas, bridge knowledge gaps, and reimagine how the future of travel will look like.
Intensive B2B networking and many-faceted market insights: Bau Online’s offering proved to be an important anchor point for the construction industry in turbulent times. 247 exhibitors offered digital live presentations and one-on-one conversations.
The conference program explored topics such as
digitalization, the challenge of climate change, resources and recycling,
housing of the future, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on
architecture and the construction industry.
“The strong participation in Bau Online underlines the value our trade fair network has for the construction industry,” explains Reinhard Pfeiffer, deputy chairman of Messe München’s board. “We offered our customers and partners a bridge to Bau 2023 - for which almost all well-known exhibitors have already announced their participation.” Bau Online has “activated the construction industry in an impressive way,” says Dieter Schäfer, chairman of the advisory board of Bau Munich and chairman of the board of Deutsche Steinzeug Cremer & Breuer AG. “Digital B2B networking is making a critical contribution to keeping business running in these challenging times. However, this does not change the fact that Bau Online cannot replace the face-to-face Bau trade fair in Munich.”
The most important Bau Online figures
247 exhibitors from 29 countries participated in Bau Online offering 1,495 live presentations and 4,316 one-on-one talks. 23 exhibitors additionally supported the event as sponsors. During the three days, a total of 38.325 participants from 138 countries joined in; the platform was accessed a total of 218.756 times. The conference program comprised 31 forums with around 150 experts, providing insights into trending topics. The live stream was broadcast for three time zones (Europe/Berlin, U.S.A/New York, Asia/Shanghai). “Bau is and will be a constant in our calendar. For Schüco, it was a matter of course to be a Gold Partner at the premiere of Bau Online,” explains Georg Spranger, head of marketing, Schüco International KG. “The new format was very well received both by us and our guests. And, of course, we are already looking forward to Bau 2023.”
constant in the exhibitors’ calendar
Max Schöne, managing director of heroal says: “We were curious to see how the new, digital format would be received by visitors - and are pleased to report that Bau Online 2021 was a success. We were able to hold many valuable discussions with customers and prospects from all over the world and received a lot of positive feedback on our new products and services.” And Volker Höschele, country business director at Bosch Professional Germany, states: “Bau Online offered us the opportunity to communicate and exchange ideas with our distributors and users and to present our new products and innovations - even in these times of social distancing. That is extremely important for us. Our thanks go to Messe München for making such a format possible.“ And: “Bau has made the best of the situation,” comments Stefan Fischbach, CEO of Assa Abloy Sicherheitstechnik. “Especially the live presentations were very well received by our customers. However, virtual presentations cannot replace face-to-face meetings. Hence, we look forward to meeting customers and partners again in Munich in 2023.”
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