IELA’s recovery programme IELA Reload was a real Incubator of ideas for the future, spreading the fighting spirit to empower IELA members to succeed in the New Now, anticipating & rebounding by limiting losses and boosting strengths in profitable service areas. Launched on May 4th 2020, the programme had four pillars: E-Learning sessions – Regional IELA Talks – Recovery Talks and Rediscover of Tools.
The UFI presidential trio for the 2020/21 term will therefore comprise of: Monica Lee-Müller (managing director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML), Hong Kong), incoming president Anbu Varathan (Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association - IMTMA, India), president 2020/21 Mary Larkin (Diversified Communications, Portland, USA), outgoing president
Dmg events, organiser of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), and with the support of its strategic partner and host, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), has announced that the ADIPEC Strategic and Technical Conference will take place virtually between November 9 and 12, 2020.
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. The report highlights the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the exhibition industry worldwide. Globally, 85% of companies declared their overall level of activity was “normal” in January. This quickly dropped to 15% in March, to reach between 5% and 6% in April, May and June. For both April and May, 73% of companies worldwide declared “no activity”.
For months now, the trade show and event industry is on lock down. First steps into a “Corona-normal” are done with solutions like Hybr.id Space a showroom which is connecting onsite and online to a “phygital” marketplace. Using this innovative space shows even more: People are looking for face2face meetings, the need of running trade shows gets touchable.
Collaboration and a United Voice are key in the Advocacy work that is needed to be done. Being among one of the first economies to be shut down and now one of the last to be activated, IELA Reload invited with great interest a panel discussion from Africa to give their insight on the situation in their region in the event and exhibition industry.
The EMECA association, which represents the European major exhibitions centres, alerts on the urgency of their reopening and calls for strong financial support from European and national public authorities to ensure the survival and the economic recovery of an entire industry.
The 5th edition of Global Exhibitions Day (GED) 2020 spread the message “exhibitions are key to rebuilding economies” across the globe. From videos to meetings with policy makers, webinars to hybrid events, webcast to social campaigns, bingo, cakes, virtual running parties, and more, people and organisations from at least 114 countries/regions got involved in GED 2020.
The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) is ready to welcome events back to Hong Kong. With a series of preventive measures in place, the HKCEC welcomed the city's first exhibition since the Covid-19 pandemic. The 98th Hong Kong Wedding Fair, a three-day local consumer exhibition rescheduled from February, was held successfully during 22-24 May, attracting soon-to-weds and couples for wedding products and services.
As authorities around the world are increasingly clearing business events to run again, organisers of conventions and exhibitions, as well as venue and center operators need to put respective measures in place that create safe environments for participants.
Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) was awarded 3 prizes (2 gold and 1 silver) at the 10th-anniversary edition of Eventex Awards, a leading global event competition, which aims at spotlighting the best events, experiences, and suppliers in the industry worldwide. It is well known for the stellar jury panel and fair evaluation process.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has named Mina El Fazazi as head of global marketing and communications. Mina El Fazazi brings over 15 years of communications and marketing experience to her new position. She has a solid background within the exhibition industry (in both BtoB and BtoC trade shows) through her previous roles at Reed Midem, Reed Expositions France, Comexposium and SAFI.
Exhibition logistics suppliers are getting prepared for the “New Now” in the Exhibition Industry by joining the new IELA Reload Programme to be launched on May 4th 2020 to address and adapt to the fast-changing and still uncertain rules regarding international forwarding.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition ndustry, has named the winners of this year’s UFI Next Generation Leadership Grant (NGL), following expert deliberation by a jury of the industry’s leading lights.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, UFI announces that the UFI European Conference, which was due to take place from 3-5 June at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg, cannot take place as planned. The co-located Forum on HR which was due to take place from 2-3 June at the same venue has also been cancelled.
Emergency relief from government supports the self-employed and small businesses. AUMA’s managing director Holtmeier: trade fairs will play a crucial role after the Corona-crisis
COVID-19 presents business events and the exhibition industry with an unprecedented global challenge. IELA passionately believes in the considerable social and economic power of the face-to-face exhibition and event industry and is committed to it. We know that the negative long-term effects of speculation, hype and overreaction will not only harm our industry, but also our local communities and business as a whole.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, is today releasing the first global numbers that reflect the impact that trade show postponements and cancellations are having for both the exhibiting companies as well as for the trade show industry around the world.
Deutsche Messe, one of the world's leading exhibition organisers, and Singapore Tourism Board have signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding) to establish its first Southeast Asian headquarters – Hannover Fairs Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd - in Singapore. The new office will deepen Deutsche Messe's presence in Asia Pacific, providing greater support and expanding their trade fairs in the region. It will also look at creating new events in the medium term.
The Hi-LED 55+, Aluvision’s newest LED innovation, has just been launched and has already received its first prestigious, world-renowned award. The iF Design Award is a symbol of outstanding design achievements that focuses on the innovative power of design. The brand new LED tile is the most flexible and creative LED tile on the market.
The markets are currently experiencing trends that are stimulating new business opportunities that demand a bespoke occasion for in-depth analysis and discussions for professional operators in the sectors involved.
the emerging trends: the growing attention towards organic and free-from
products for people with food intolerances, the issue of traceability
and Blockchain, which enables the traceability of the entire production process
from shopping trolley all the way back to the producers of the raw materials
used; the growing variety of health-related products on offer, mass
catering, which through company choice or respect for directives, is
increasingly turning towards products from the organic production chain and, to
conclude, the greater presence on the shelves of the distribution channels of
healthy snacks and ready meals, a phenomenon that correlates to the progressive
reconfiguration of the concept of dinner and meals in general.
contemporary issues that BolognaFiere will highlight at a new fair, to
support the now consolidated exhibition MarcabyBolognaFiere and that will
offer opportunities for in-depth study and a showcase for the wide array of
innovative solutions that the market offers. A Fair that is the result of
the long-standing collaboration with ADM (the Italian Association for the
Grocery Retail sector) and the specific know-how of BolognaFiere in the organic
sector, which has generated a new synergy between two international reference
fairs hosted at the Bologna Exhibition Centre: Sana, the International
Exhibition of Organic and Natural Products, which began more than 30 years ago,
and MarcabyBolognaFiere, the Private Label Conference and Exhibition, now
approaching its 16th edition. The
new initiative will be an innovative “satellite fair” in which the latest
market trends will be explored in Focus sessions for professional operators
through a brand new formula in which the exhibition and cultural content will
be expressed in a highly flexible way.
Organic, free-from, traceability and mass catering are among the key
topics that the Fair will explore, on 15 and 16 January 2020, during the same
days as MarcabyBolognaFiere, amplifying the business opportunities and
potential for creating synergies. The initiative will take place in pavilion
28, which has recently been completed as part of the development and restyling
plan at the Bologna Exhibition Centre that, thanks to a total investment of
over 130 million euros, will increase the exhibition space by 30% on completion
of the project in 2024, further reinforcing BolognaFiere’s leadership position.
“Sana Up” will be the space in
which to provide visibility to the most innovative products in the organic
sector; the most recent edition of Sana, which concluded successfully in
September, highlighted with even greater emphasis, on one hand, the success of
organic products, the dynamism of the sector and the constant search for new distribution channels, and on the other,
the interest of the large grocery retail groups in this production chain that,
in just five years, has seen its revenues double. Sana Up therefore promises to
serve as a showcase to preview the latest innovations from the world of organic
products and to facilitate contact between producers in this sector (food and
non-food) and representatives of the large grocery retail groups and other
sales channels, which participate each year at MarcabyBolognaFiere.
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