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.
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.
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.
From 19 to 21 August, the 10th Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation （Nanjing）2020 (EPFIC 2020) was successfully held in Nanjing Air-hub International Expo Center. The theme of this event was "ten years of dream building, rise in water". It was co-organized by the People's Government of Lishui District of Nanjing City, China International Conference and Exhibition Magazine Agency. The event made great breakthrough and remarkable achievements in the aspects of the number of participants and trade effect.
reached highest of all editions
According to statistics, the total number of EPFIC 2020 participants reached a new level compared with last year and welcomed 1300 people, including nearly 300 trade visitors (mobile exhibition organizers) invited by the Organizing Committee. During the 3-day event, a total of 20 parallel activities were held, and 7 sought-after annual reports of the exhibition industry were released. After 10 years of accumulation, EPFIC has gained high popularity and reputation at home and abroad, attracting many exhibition bureaus, exhibition associations and exhibition enterprises from across the country to participate. Nanjing, Changsha, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Yiwu, and other exhibition cities participated as groups, demonstrating the brand attraction and outstanding industry appeal of EPFIC.
High-quality speeches at the opening
Chu Xiangyin, executive vice president of China Convention and Exhibition Society, was invited to moderate the opening ceremony. Zhang Decai, vice governor of Lishui District People's Government of Nanjing City, and Zhao Wei, president of New Expo International Media Co., Ltd., delivered opening speeches. During the opening ceremony, the greeting videos from foreign exhibition industry representatives were also shown to all attendees. Due to the limitation caused by the epidemic, many foreign guests could not come to the 10th EPFIC in person, but some international guests such as Mary Larkin, president of UFI; Marco Spinger, international marketing director of AUMA; Aloysius Arlando, president of AIPC, and others also sent videos to express their opinions and suggestions on the International Convention and exhibition situation. At the same time, they also congratulated the 10th birthday of EPFIC.
Ms. Zhang Dongyun of China Foreign Trade Center, on behalf of Xu Bing, vice president of China Foreign Trade Center (Group), delivered a keynote speech on "Daring to take the lead in leading the innovation and development of China's exhibition industry". Wu Zhijian, director of the Convention and Exhibition Office of Lishui District People's Government of Nanjing; David Dubois, president and CEO of IAEE; Song Kexin, vice president of Tencent Cloud Exhibition, and Wan Tao, CEO of the 31 conference, delivered keynote speeches, covering topics such as the crisis and opportunities of the exhibition industry, smart exhibition reform after the epidemic, and online exhibition under the new normal. EPFIC 2020 was strongly supported by many leaders in the exhibition industry, the they shared on hot industry topics through forum speeches, keynote speeches or dialogues, providing industry colleagues with insight into the future.
City leaders explore the new development pattern of exhibition cities
In an important seminar of EPFIC 2020 - "High end forum for leading exhibition cities", with the theme of "protecting and stabilizing the exhibition economy", 38 government exhibition bureaus from 24 cities were invited to attend the symposium. The leaders of the cities generally believed that although the industry suffered a major blow due to the epidemic situation, all cities should fully support the resumption of the exhibition and the meeting. Under the new normal of the epidemic situation, all cities will orderly carry out and strengthen the guidance of the exhibition industry, learn from each other's experiences, share information, take active action, actively respond to the call of the Central Government, make joined efforts to boost market confidence and empower the industry. Following the fine traditions of previous years, EPFIC 2020 also featured several parallel forums to help participants to discuss industry trends.
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