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.
After five days, Thursday saw the world’s largest trade fair for retail investment requirements, Euroshop 2017, draw to a close in Düsseldorf with the best result in its 50-year history: the 2,368 exhibitors from 61 nations report unanimously on very good to excellent contacts and business deals.
The new partnership with Comexposium includes Haymarket’s Cereals and Fruit Focus exhibitions, the UK’s leading technical events for the arable farming and fruit industries respectively.
U.S. President Donald J. Trump has issued an order to temporarily ban visitors from seven countries from entering the United States. On this matter UFI, as the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry, states:
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has appointed Carine Sire to the newly installed role of Regional Manager Europe, based in UFI’s Paris headquarters. UFI created the new position in a drive to strengthen links with its more than 300 European members, raise awareness of Europe-based members and partner associations, and encourage more events professionals to get involved in UFI.
Comexposium is the latest major international organiser to join the Explori research platform. Explori now boasts a global client base of over 1,650 exhibitions and conferences contributing to the biggest dataset of event benchmarks.
Klaus Dittrich (61), CEO of Messe München, will be the new Chairman of FKM – the Society for the Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics. He was elected at the FKM partners‘ meeting on 15 December 2016 in Frankfurt.
Xing Events, the event industry’s expert in attendee management and event marketing, has significantly expanded its multilingual ticket shop. It now gives organisers the opportunity to communicate with their attendees in any language. This makes Xing Events the only provider in the world to offer this service at such a scale.
Sweden’s biggest industry event, Elmia Subcontractor, has again strengthened its position as the leading market place featuring new business deals and important discussions. “We address the industry’s key issues of today, show tomorrow’s technical possibilities and understand the power of a handshake when doing deals,” says Karla Eklund, press relations officer for Elmia Subcontractor.
The partnership will see adventics offer their own research agency services and support, with the Explori platform at its core, to exhibition organiser clients in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
In September 2017 Messe Düsseldorf Asia will again experience some hot weeks. Five exhibitions will take place in Bangkok, all within a few days of each other.
The Comexposium Group, one of the world’s leading event organizers, today announced that Stephen Corrick will be joining Comexposium Group in Los Angeles, to become USA Regional CEO. Stephen will lead the Group’s strategy in the region, sourcing new acquisitions in the USA, and pursuing the integration of existing activities across properties including MMS, iMedia and ad:tech.
IELA is pleased to share the 82nd edition of the association magazine IELA Report.
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, is currently participating at the IT&CM Asia in Bangkok, Thailand to establish and strengthen the existing collaboration with international buyers in securing more regional and international corporate meetings and incentive travel groups to come to Malaysia.
This year’s UFI Marketing Award recognises outstanding success stories in the branding of new trade shows. Launching a new brand for an event and establishing it in the market requires a strong marketing strategy, with active cooperation from a wide range of people.
Milos supplied support structures for the largest Ninja Warrior course in the United States! Located in the Slingshot Play facility in Peachtree Corners (a metro area of Atlanta, Georgia), the 12,000 m2 course features Milos QTL/QTV truss and was designed by “American Ninja Warrior” contestant, Jason Huewe. “American Ninja Warrior” is a wildly popular American television show that has about 40 difficult obstacles that contestants must overcome.
The 39th PATA Travel Mart (PTM) will take place in Indonesia, at the chosen venue Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE). This prestigious international event will be held on 7-9 September 2016, and it’s fully supported by PATA Chapter Indonesia and Indonesia ministry of Tourism.
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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