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  • 13.05.2019  UFI Conference in Birmingham

    UFI Conference in Birmingham

    From 15 to 17 May, Europe's trade fair experts will meet in the UK’s second-largest metropolis. The focus will be on the organisers and how to handle changing framework conditions.

  • 17.02.2019  Exhibition Logistics Training at IELA’s Winter Seminar 2019

    Exhibition Logistics Training at IELA’s Winter Seminar 2019

    Training is not only key in creating efficient service processes, but also in boosting business.Since 2002 IELA has qualified over 200 logistics specialists for future tasks in the industry. An educational programme is essential in order to receive unique training on the subject of exhibition and events logistics. IELA held its 9th edition of the biennial IELA Winter Seminar from January 16th to 20th 2019 in Zurich.

  • 05.02.2019  UFI Global Barometer reports overall dynamism for the year ahead

    UFI, the global association for the exhibition industry, has released the latest edition of its flagship “Global Exhibition Industry Barometer research”, taking the pulse of the industry, and reporting global and regional trends as well as a total of 19 market profiles, including – for the first time: Japan.

  • 15.01.2019  Reed Exhibitions announces definitive agreement to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions

    Reed Exhibitions, a division of Relx Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions in a move that will add an outstanding line-up of industry-leading brands to its global portfolio. It also promises access to innovation and new value in both face-to-face and digital formats for the more than 175,000 Mack Brooks customers around the world.

  • 30.11.2018  UFI’s 5 trends to watch in 2019

    UFI’s 5 trends to watch in 2019

    2018 has become a memorable year for the exhibition and business events industry around the world – with much of the attention on M&A, on changing event formats or “festivalisation”, and on a changing global landscape. As every year, the UFI team has used our association’s Global Congress as well as many separate conversations all around the world to isolate and identify the core themes that we feel will impact the global exhibition industry in 2019. So today, let me share with you “UFI’s 5 trends to watch in 2019”:

  • 31.10.2018  Nice Events Scandinavia launches a new exhibition organizing group

    Nice Events Scandinavia launches a new exhibition organizing group

    The owner of Nice Events Scandinavia, together with co-operation partners, has founded the new holding company the Scandinavian Exhibition Group. The Group’s mission is to offer top class, leading face-to-face and digital meetings to the Scandinavian business community.

  • 24.10.2018  EMECA Members forecast revenue growth for 2018

    EMECA Members forecast revenue growth for 2018

    2018 will again be a very good year for the major exhibition centres in Europe with revenue growth for nearly all Members. At the recent EMECA General Assembly held at Fira Barcelona, members gave positive feedback about their trade fairs in 2018, many even prepare for record results.

  • 10.09.2018  Big 5 launch in Qatar under the patronage of the Prime Minister

    Big 5 launch in Qatar under the patronage of the Prime Minister

    The exhibition by dmg events will host over 200 exhibitors, live product demonstrations, and 40+ free-to-attend education workshops from 24–26 September 2018 at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre. Dmg events Doha announce support from H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalaifa Al Thani The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior to The Big 5 Qatar.

  • 17.08.2018  Space sold at Asian trade fairs in 2017 grows faster than forecast

    UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, released the 14th edition of its Trade Fair Industry in Asia annual report, covering 17 markets including Greater China and Southeast Asian markets, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, Australia, Cambodia and Myanmar. The report provides complete data on these regions up to 31 December 2017, with additional figures and commentary on likely trends for the following year.

  • 05.07.2018  The 8th Expo Project Fair in China

    The 8th Expo Project Fair in China

    From 25-27th June 2018, the 8th Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation (EPFIC 2018), the leading B2B negotiation event for promoting the cooperation of the global exhibition industry, was held successfully in Hangzhou International Expo Center, Hangzhou, China. The event was co-organized by Hangzhou MICE Industry Coordination Office and China International Conference and Exhibition Magazine Agency. The theme was “Globalization·Interconnection·Create new heights of convention and exhibition”. This year, the event reached historical high in terms of B2B docking effect, participants number, and the level of internationalization.

  • 13.06.2018  Inaugural “Belt and Road International Food Expo” at AsiaWorld-Expo

    Inaugural “Belt and Road International Food Expo” at AsiaWorld-Expo

    Born from China’s high-profile Belt and Road Initiative, which will benefit over 63% of the world’s population in over 70 countries, including China, ASEAN, the Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe, AsiaWorld-Expo is pleased to welcome the inaugural “Belt and Road International Food Expo” in June 2018.

  • 06.06.2018  DECC celebrates the Global Exhibitions Day

    DECC celebrates the Global Exhibitions Day

    On occasion of UFI’s Global Exhibitions Day, the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) has adjusted the lighting of its roof sun-wells to reflect the name of the event (GED18).

  • 31.05.2018  EMECA members disclose positive figures

    EMECA members disclose positive figures

    Stable growth for all and best 2017 figures ever for some are the impressively good news reported at the EMECA general assembly celebrated at Deutsche Messe in Hanover. Economies in European countries that have suffered most during the crisis are back with steady growth rates which is reflected in the results of the EMECA members in these countries.

  • 02.05.2018  UFI elects Mary Larkin as future president for the 2019/20 term

    UFI elects Mary Larkin as future president for the 2019/20 term

    The decision was made at the board meeting during the UFI European Conference in Verona (Italy). It becomes effective at the conclusion of the 85th UFI Global Congress, which runs from 31 October to 3 November 2018 in St. Petersburg.

  • 28.04.2018  Russian Convention Bureau represents Russia at Imex 2018

    From May 15 till May 17, 2018, a key exhibition event in the field of event industry and incentive tourism, Imex 2018, where market professionals from 150 countries take part on an annual basis, will be held in Frankfurt. For the first time Russia will be represented at Imex with a collective stand Russia Open To The World, organised by the Russian Convention Bureau.

  • 18.04.2018  EPFIC welcomes high profile international VIP guests

    EPFIC welcomes high profile international VIP guests

    As a leading B2B negotiation event for promoting the cooperation of global exhibition industry, the 8th Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation (EPFIC 2018) will be held from 25-27 June 2018 in Hangzhou International Expo Center, Zhejiang, China. Currently, registration is being filled quickly and a line up of industry VIPs from renown global exhibition associations and exhibition companies have confirmed to be speaking guests at this scale event.

  • 14.04.2018  MICE exhibition destinASEAN in Indonesia

    MICE exhibition destinASEAN in Indonesia

    On Thursday the first edition of destinASEAN held at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) in BSD City/Jakarta closed its doors.

  • 26.03.2018  UFI expands team in Paris, and welcomes new staff member

    UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, serves over 50,000 employees of exhibition organisers, venues, service providers, and industry associations in close to 90 countries around the world. To foster and manage the dialogue with this global membership, the exhibition industry as a whole, and industry stakeholder groups, UFI has recently welcomed Monika Fourneaux-Ceskova as the new marketing and communications manager to the UFI team in Paris. Monika takes over the role from Angela Herberholz who has managed UFI’s marketing and communications activities for the past three years, and who is taking on a new position within UFI as programme manager.

  • 06.03.2018  Durban ICC appoints new marketing, sales and events director

    Durban ICC appoints new marketing, sales and events director

    The Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Langley to the role of marketing, sales and events director.

  • 04.03.2018  Exhibition Industry EU Dialogue

    The second edition of the “Exhibition Industry EU Dialogue” organised on 21st February 2018 by the European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA) in Brussels was again a success. Over 50 participants from all over Europe gathered for a day of policy insights, open discussions, advocacy work and political networking.

Exhibition industry reports synchronised growth globally

19.07.2018

UFI, the global association for the exhibition industry, has released the latest edition of its flagship Global Barometer research, taking the pulse of the industry.

One of the key findings: for the first time in the past ten years, all four global regions have reported a positive turnover development simultaneously. In terms of operating profit, most companies maintained a good level of performance in 2017, and more than 40% of companies from all regions declared an increase of more than 10% compared to 2016. However, the prospects for 2018 are currently lower globally. Results also indicate that the top business issue for the industry remains the “state of the national/regional economy” (listed by 24% of all  respondents), ahead of “Competition within the industry” and “Global economic developments” (listed by 18% of each respondents). For the second year running, the barometer included a section focusing on the state of digital conversion in the industry. The headline “Digitisation Implementation Index – DIX”, has moved slightly up to +32 (up +1 from last year).

“We are pleased to see that the growth for 2018, anticipated 6 months ago, appears to be confirmed, and that this is the case in all regions of the world; at the same time, geopolitical uncertainty and specific industry shifts lead to cautious expectations in terms of profits. We also notice that a wide range of companies around the world are embracing the digitisation of our industry,”  says Kai Hattendorf, UFI Managing Director / CEO.
Size & Scope. This latest edition of UFI’s semi-annual industry survey was concluded in July 2018 and includes data from a record 312 companies in 55 countries. The study delivers outlooks and analysis for fourteen major markets: Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, the UK and the US. In addition, four aggregated regional zones have been analysed.

Economic developments
Regarding turnover for the two halves of 2018 and the first half of 2019, all four global regions report that a majority of companies declare an increase in turnover, even when taking into account the companies who are uncertain about their turnover for the coming year: this is the case for around 7 companies out of 10 in the Americas, in Asia/Pacific and also in Europe. In addition, in Europe more than 8 companies out of 10 have positive expectations for the first half of 2019. In the Middle East and Africa the levels are a bit lower (6 companies out of 10, with higher levels of uncertainty). In terms of operating profit, 44% of companies from all regions declared an increase of more than 10% for the year 2017 compared to 2016. The highest proportions of companies declaring such an increase are observed in India (72%), Germany and the U.S. (70%).

However, the prospects for 2018 are currently lower globally, with 37% of companies expecting a profit increase of more than 10%. Thus, while there is still a very healthy share of companies (35% to 45%) who, in each of the markets analysed, expect their profits to rise by more than 10% in 2019, this share of optimistic companies is generally lower than one year ago. This indicates a rather more cautious approach in light of international developments.

Top Business Issues
When asked about their top business issues, companies report four main concerns: “State of the economy in home market” (24% in the current survey, down 1% compared to 6 months ago); “Competition from within the industry” (18%, down 3% compared to  6 months ago); “Global economic developments” (18% in the current survey, up 2% compared to 6 months ago); and “Internal challenges” (17% in the current survey, up 1%  compared to 6 months ago). For several national markets, specific issues are very high on the agenda: “State of the economy in home market” in Brazil (37% of respondents), Russia (33%), South Africa (32%), Iran and Mexico (31%); “Competition from within the industry” in Indonesia (33% of respondents) and Macau (32%); and “Global economic developments” in Germany (31% of respondents).

Digitisation
With digitisation accelerating in businesses around the world, this edition of the Global Barometer survey included questions on the state of digital activity for the second time. The results of this edition indicate that the “Digitisation Implementation Index” (DIX) towards a  “full digitisation” is now at 32 globally, up slightly (+1) from last year’s inaugural research. Sixty-four percent of survey participants reported that they have added digital services/products (like apps, digital  advertising, digital signage) around existing exhibitions and 54% stated that they have changed internal processes and workflows to be more  digital. Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. are identified as the exhibition markets who are currently most active in the digital transformation  process, with respective DIX scores of 46, 44 and 42.

Background
The 21st Global Barometer Survey, conducted in June 2018, provides insights given by 312 companies from 55 countries. It was conducted in collaboration with 12 UFI Associations Members: AAXO (The Association of African Exhibition Organizers) and EXSA (Exhibition and Events Association of Southern Africa) in South Africa, AEO (Association of Event Organisers) in the UK, AFIDA (Asociación Internacional de Ferias de América) for Central and South America, AMPROFEC (Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales de Ferias y Exposiciones y Convenciones) in Mexico, EEAA (The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia) in Australia, IECA (Indonesia Exhibition Companies Association) in Indonesia, IEIA (Indian Exhibition Industry Association) in India, MFTA (Macau Fair Trade Association) in Macau, SISO (Society of Independent Show Organizers) in the USA, TEA (Thai Exhibition Association) in Thailand and UBRAFE (União Brasileira dos Promotores Feiras) in Brazil. In line with UFI’s objective to provide vital data and best practices to the entire exhibition industry, the full results can be downloaded at www.ufi.org/research.

The next UFI Global Barometer Survey will be conducted in December 2018.

 
 

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