Available exhibition space is one of the main drivers of the development of the exhibition industry, and venue space continues to grow in most regions of the world. Following the release of preliminary data last month, UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, released today its full report on the World Map of Exhibition Venues. In addition to analysing indicators on key regional trends, it lists the largest venues for all 28 markets whose total capacity exceeds 200,000 sqm of gross indoor exhibition space.
Russia will be represented for the first time at IBTM World by the Collective Stand: Russia Open To The World, organized by the Russian Convention Bureau Association together with the Russian Export Center. The purpose of organizing the Russian Collective Stand is to promote the regions of Russia on the foreign market, to attract new congress and exhibition events to the country and to create a national brand of Russia as a favorable place for any level of difficulty events.
Bangalore International Exhibition Centre’s newly constructed Hall 4 was conferred with a ‘Gold’ rating by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) under its ‘New Building’ rating system. The prestigious award instituted by IGBC was presented to Director General and CEO, BIEC, V. Anbu, on 5th October 2017 at an award function during the Green Building Congress 2017 held at Hotel Clarks Amer in Jaipur.
For the 20th anniversary of the annual IFES World Summit IFES has chosen the “windy city”, Chicago. From 25 – 27 June 2018 the Exhibiton and Event industry will meet at the famous Chicago Athletic Association - the place where Michael Jordan once trained. The venue is situated across from Millenium Park and the famous “Bean”, officially known as Cloud gate the sculpture created by the British artist Anish Kapoor.
The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) is pleased to celebrate their first year of business on 10 October 2017. To date, OCEC has hosted 101 events and welcomed over 750,000 visitors who have attended a variety of events and helped to boost the local economy.
Even in today’s age of digitisation, posters still play an important role in the promotion of the exhibition industry. Organised by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and International Fair Plovdiv (Bulgaria), this unique competition has been honouring exemplary contemporary poster art that promotes the international exhibition industry since 1997.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), as the professional private management and operating company responsible for providing day to day management for the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”), announced today that it has kicked off a US$3.9 million project to rebuild the entire Wi-Fi system at the HKCEC.
True to it’s theme on “Pressures & Profits”, the programme for this year’s UFI Global Congress is loaded with sessions focused on overcoming obstacles and adapting to change. The sessions will feature a number of respected, experienced and knowledgeable industry professionals sharing case studies of successes and failures, unpacking research results and discussing the latest trends within the exhibition industry.
On August 1, the BRICS Trade Ministers’ meeting 2017 opened in Shanghai. The Chairman of this meeting and Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan presided over the conference and delivered an opening speech. The Minister of Economic Development of Russia Oreshkin, the Minister of Commerce and Industry of India Nirmala Sitharaman, the Minister of Industry and Trade of South Africa Davis and the Vice Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services Marcelo Maia attended the conference.
From 4-6 July, 2017, co-organized by China International Conference and Exhibition Magazine Agency (CICE), Machinery and Automobile Exhibitions Federation and China Union of City Convention and Exhibition Industry Associations, the 7th Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation (EPFIC 2017) was successfully held in Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention & Exhibition Center, Beijing.
The 2018 UFI European Conference will be held in Verona, Italy, and hosted by Veronafiere. It will take place from Wednesday, 2 May until Friday, 4 May. The collaboration was agreed upon in a joint meeting between Kai Hattendorf, UFI Managing Director/CEO and Veronafiere President, Maurizio Danese, in Verona at the end of June.
The theme for this year’s UFI Education Award was employee retention. Retaining talented individuals and helping them to continue to develop their skills is an important area of focus for all Human Resource departments.
From 4-6 July 2017, co-organized by China International Conference and Exhibition Magazine Agency (CICE) and Machinery and Automobile Exhibitions Federation, the 7th Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation (EPFIC 2017) will be held in Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention & Exhibition Center.
Today, 7 June 2017, is Global Exhibitions Day (GED17). With events all over the world, and an active online campaign, thousands of professionals and students are set to join celebrations highlighting the power of the exhibition industry, and the diverse career opportunities it creates.
The Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) has formed a partnership with dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa to bring the organiser’s leading portfolio of interiors, design and construction exhibitions to the GCC region. The partnership, which includes the regional launch of several of DMG’s leading events, also sees dmg establish an office in Qatar, following approval from the Qatar Financial Centre and Qatar Tourism Authority.
In its 25th anniversary year (celebrated at Euroexpo in Lyon, France), the European Major Exhibitions Centres Association (EMECA) is reporting a strong performance by its members, with growth in Europe, and due to their expansion efforts, outside Europe.
The UFI board of directors has elected Craig Newman, chief executive officer of the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC), as the president of UFI for 2019. The decision was made at a board meeting during UFI European Conference in Cologne (Germany).
UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, is bringing together exhibition organisers and venue managers from Europe and beyond to take a peek into the future of exhibitions. Changing event formats, shifting exhibitor and visitor expectations, global competition, and more digital venues will be the main topics at this year’s UFI European Conference, headlined “It’s time!”, on 10-12 May in Cologne (Germany).
Comexposium Group announced today that Simon Foster has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer as of August 2017. At that time, Renaud Hamaide will transition from CEO to Executive Chairman.
“Raising the Odds – Pressures and Profits in the Exhibition Industry”: With the exhibition industry showing signs of optimism despite global political turbulence, UFI decided on an economic focus for its UFI Global Congress 2017.
The award ceremony took place on 23 January 2016 at India Expo Mart in Noida.
The association IMTMA won the best award for its flagship Imtex in the
categories of Top Exhibitor Value, Top Global Dominance and the first runner-up
in the Royal Show category. IMTMA’s
latest exhibition – the first edition of Delhi Machine Tool Expo bagged the top
prize in the Top New Show category. Additionally, Bangalore International
Exhibition Centre (BIEC), an entity fully owned and managed by IMTMA, was
conferred Excellence in Services award.
IMTMA has been conferred with these awards for its
capabilities, growth, performance, governance ethos, sustainable development,
corporate social responsibility and processes that are driven by customer
The award was instituted by Exhibition Showcase to honour the Indian exhibition industry for their effort in serving the industry. The nominations were handled by an eminent jury comprising of professionals from exhibition industry.
The awards ceremony was graced by exhibition organizers, venue owners, service providers from across India. Exhibition Excellence awards win adds another feather to IMTMA’s cap.
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