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One month until Global Exhibitions Day


While the business model of exhibitions was challenged during the lockdowns, it has proven both its resilience and value proposition. Against this backdrop, the 2023 Global Exhibitions Day (GED) will take place one month from now.

Coming up on the 7th of June, we’re looking forward to further promoting and highlighting the importance that exhibitions have in all of our lives.

Set up in 2016, Global Exhibitions Day (GED) is held annually on the first Wednesday of June to drive visibility of the exhibition industry locally, regionally and on a global scale. In recent years, it saw activations and activities from industry players in over 100 countries and regions around the world.

This year, the main theme highlights that the exhibitions and events industry “runs the meeting places and marketplaces for everyone”. We’re shining a light on how integral our work is to the continuation of all businesses and industries. We hope to encourage greater recognition for the influence and effect on economy that exhibitions hold.

“Ever since we launched GED in 2016 as an industry, it has been growing in reach and relevance, and the campaign was crucial to keep decision makers aware of us throughout the dark times of the pandemic. Now, after the post-pandemic recovery, GED allows us to focus and highlight the critical role we play for every industry, every community that we serve. More than ever, we have the opportunity to be seen by policymakers and decision makers as the important sector that we are. I encourage everyone to join this year’s activities”, says Michael Duck, UFI president.

As in previous years, UFI is serving as the central project office for GED. To facilitate the community’s activities for Global Exhibitions Day 2023, UFI has prepared an online toolkit on GED 2023 for interested parties to use when promoting GED.

All businesses and professionals in the sector are encouraged to join the GED celebrations on 7 June 2023 by highlighting the impact of exhibitions on facilitating the communication and collaboration of all types of industries and marketplaces.

How you can get involved:

Share your GED23 activities and keep updated on industry preparations by visiting www.globalexhibitionsday.org
Create or take part in a #GED2023 initiative
Follow the hashtag #GED2023 on all social media platforms
Share social posts promoting #GED2023 using the correct tags and logos
Create posts that share stories, product launches, notable event attendees, quotes, and statistics
Highlight the importance of exhibitions wherever possible
Ask government officials for endorsement and recognition of the day

This day of advocacy is supported by more than 60 national and international industry associations and facilitated by the UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry.


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