International Fair Plovdiv and UFI have jointly announced “Experience the rush”, by senior art director, Parag Bandodkar and senior visualiser, Kamlesh Murudkar, from Informa Markets India as the Grand Winner of the 24th International Fair Poster Competition.
Strong rebound of U.S. B2B exhibition industry continues, CEIR economist weighs in on State of U.S. economy, implications for the industry.
The inaugural Asia CEO Summit, taking place from 5 to 7 October 2022 at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, will gather around 100 leading senior representatives from global business events organisers to chart a sustainable pathway of growth for the region’s business events industry.
For the first time, from 14th to 15th September, the city of Miami (USA) will host Smart City Expo USA (SCEUSA), the main event on urban innovation to be held in the country.
Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, introduces the new education program for IMEX America, taking place October 10 – 13 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, in partnership with GL Events South Africa, and in collaboration with the African Association of Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) will be organising the Africa Exhibition Industry Outlook on 13 September 2022.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), in partnership with Phuket City and Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, welcomed nine Enquiry Mission Members from Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the governing body of World Expos.
Fossil fuels, including oil, coal and natural gas, supply around 80% of the world’s energy, but as recent events have illustrated, there is a need of a workable model for energy transition - one that is resilient enough to absorb external shocks, such as geopolitics and pandemics, yet pragmatic enough to reduce emissions linked to human activities.
IMEX America is set to address the new needs of the industry head on, bringing together the global business events community in a four-day event designed to deliver a tailored, targeted and enjoyable business experience.
The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) welcomes the decision of the HKSAR Government to reduce hotel quarantine for inbound travellers from seven to three days, followed by four days under medical surveillance at home
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) together with the leading organisation,Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) is proud to announce that Malaysia has won the bid to host the prestigious Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) International Forum in November 2024.
The business event industry is making a steady comeback after Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed and witnesses a dramatic surge in inbound and outbound travel. With the very welcome news from the Thai government, international travelers can only show proof of vaccination upon arrival.
The WTC Binh Duong New City Expo (WTC Expo), launching on August 8, 2022, is a promising new facility within the MICE community in Southeast-Asia, and acts as an ideal platform for some of the largest trade shows, exhibitions, and events.
The event was a real challenge for the more than 1,200 Ifema staff and supplier partners who made a definitive contribution to the successful organisation and staging of what is already being hailed as a historic event.
Gastech today has announced the participation of key government-sponsored country pavilions on the exhibition floor, including pavilions from the USA, France, and Germany.
The global association of the exhibition industry, and TCEB, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, have renewed their long-standing Diamond Sponsorship Agreement.
Supattanapong Punmeechaow, deputy prime minister and minister of energy, The Kingdom of Thailand, says:
Ton Otten, director international at Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, sent us the following article with a few thoughts on the future of the exhibition business.
Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the leading international event on cities and smart urban solutions organized by Fira de Barcelona presented in Tel Aviv (Israel) an outline of its next edition to local companies and institutions.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently signed collaboration agreements with EMECA, the European Major Exhibition Centres Association and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that 40% of construction work for the biggest exhibition hall in the Middle East and North Africa has been completed.
This hall, the first of
its kind in the region, is being built on a space of 1,000 square metres in the marina area opposite the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre overlooking the
waterfront, with work proceeding at a fast pace, two weeks ahead of the set
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri,
managing director and group chief executive officer of ADNEC, visited the site
and inspected the progress being made on the hall that is scheduled to open in
October 2022. This is part of the expansion plans for the centre to bolster
ADNEC’s competitiveness and ability to organize major global events in all
fields, thereby consolidating its leading position in the business tourism
sector on the regional and global levels.
Al Dhaheri said: “Construction work on the new hall, which is the first of its kind in the region, is progressing at a rapid pace, and it will become a valuable asset to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. It will support our efforts to consolidate Abu Dhabi’s position as a global destination for business tourism and leisure tourism. Additionally, it will contribute to consolidating ADNEC’s standing as a major and influential player in the business tourism sector by enhancing our ability to host and organize more special and major international exhibitions and events in all fields.”
Ahmed Al Mansoori, director of engineering services at ADNEC, said: “The new hall is fitting for the high standing of ADNEC in the tourism and business sectors. Its global style provides a wide and distinctive array of facilities, services and advanced infrastructure and equipment. The hall is built using a solid metal frame covered in aluminium plates to provide flexibility with the ability to host events of various scales and types in all fields. Vehicles and persons can enter it via gates on all sides through roads surrounding it from all directions, which will help provide an exceptional experience for all participants and visitors.”
The construction of the
new multi-purpose hall at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre is in line with
ADNEC’s plan for diversifying its portfolio and developing its centres. This
will help provide additional economic and social revenues for the tourism
sector in Abu Dhabi by offering a diverse package of services and providing
advanced facilities and equipment according to the highest international
criteria and standards. It aims to exceed the expectations and requirements of
all stakeholders, partners, event organizers, international federations, visitors,
Once it opens, the new hall will boost ADNEC’s ability to service more sectors and bring in more international exhibitors and organizers of major exhibitions, conferences, and events from around the world.
In 2021, ADNEC unveiled
an ambitious plan for developing the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and
increasing the overall indoor exhibition area by 12% to reach 92,000 square
metres, increasing the overall area of the centre to more than 151,000 square
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