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.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has renewed a five-year strategic partnership agreement with Agility’s Fairs and Events, a division of Agility Global Integrated Logistics. This MoU will continue to enhance ADNEC’s service offering to exhibitors and event organisers with a full range of logistics and freight forwarding services.
S. Balasubramanian Pillai, executive director & COO, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) and Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) was elected as the president of Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) at the 13th Annual General Meeting of IEIA held in Mumbai on 16th December 2019.
Continued growth including again record results for many EMECA members was reported during its General Assembly held at Viparis, Porte de Versailles. A good level of investments into infrastructure and digitalisation persists. Besides, all members continue broaden their offer and to increase their sales in services.
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.
Following a successful seven-year partnership, Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has been awarded an extended contract by ExCeL London exhibition and international convention center to continue being their venue preferred logistics partner.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition Industry, has recently welcomed Justine Evans as the new marketing and communications manager to the UFI team in Paris. Justine takes over the role from Monika Fourneaux-Ceskova who managed UFI’s marketing and communications activities for the past year and a half, and who has relocated to Dubai.
The Scandinavian Exhibition Group has recently acquired the majority in one of the leading PCO (Professional Congress Organizer) companies in Scandinavia – Meetagain Conferences. The acquisition means that the Group now strengthens its position as a full service provider for exhibition and congress organizers and becomes one of the leading companies in the industry sector in Scandinavia.
"We are very pleased to welcome Meetagain to the Scandinavian Exhibition Group", says Björn Delin, CEO of the Group. "With a top ranking PCO as part of the Group, we can now offer our conference and exhibition partners a complete range of services."
With over 25 years of experience and organizing more than 150 events per year, of which about half are international, Meetagain is one of the most experienced and well known PCO companies in Scandinavia. The event size ranges from smaller groups, DMC (Destination Management Company) services, to 15,000 delegates at an international congress.
"We have noticed a clear trend of a growing need by our clients and partners for more services connected to the events we organize", continues Björn Delin. "It was therefore an important strategic decision to acquire Meetagain Conferences when we had the opportunity. The company will play an important role in our expansion plans."
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