Highly respected business events professional, Tina Eggers has been appointed deputy director of business development at ASM Global (APAC).
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced that Hong Kong has won IBTM, one of the world’s leading MICE event brand, to organise its inaugural MICE trade show IBTM Asia Pacific 2025, in Spring 2025 in Hong Kong.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has launched a dedicated advocacy portal on the UFI website. The portal bundles information and materials on key industry initiatives, highlights relevant industry issues, and profiles partner institutions.
AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) and Korea International Exhibition Centre (Kintex) have recently signed the “Agreement on Strategic Partnership and Cooperation between AsiaWorld-Expo Management and Korea International Exhibition Centre”.
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Azman Haji Tambi Chik as the national bureau’s new chief executive officer, effective 20 November 2023.
Following its two resounding successes, first in New Delhi in 2014 and later in Chicago in 2018, World Hindu Congress 2023 with the theme of Jayasya Aayatnam Dharmah, which translates literally into English as “Dharma, the Abode of Victory”.
From November 14 to 16, Heavent Paris ‒ renowned as the exhibition of innovation, solutions and services for tradeshows ‒ takes place in Paris (France).
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, has strengthened its commitment to New South Wales (NSW) wine producers.
UFI, the global Association of the exhibition industry, welcomed around 500 participants from 50+ countries and regions to its 90th UFI Global Congress in Las Vegas, USA this 1-4 November, for four days of business exchange, content, and networking.
Representatives from UFI member companies from around the world met in Las Vegas (USA) today to review UFI’s activities throughout 2023 and to confirm plans for the year ahead.
From 29 November to 2 December 2023, Automechanika Shanghai will open for the 18th edition, housing more than 5,300 exhibitors in over 300,000 square metres.
Eco Expo Asia 2023 is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and co-organised by the Environment and Ecology Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
The EMECA members met at Feria Valencia premises for their autumn General Assembly. The meeting took stock of the current state of the industry.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry announced today that it has finalised work on the programme for the upcoming UFI Global Congress this 1-4 November.
Thailand: Impact Exhibition Management has made sustainability a priority for many years to help save the planet. It all starts from the inside out.
Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week (BBFW) , the world's leading bridal fashion event, unveils the campaign for its upcoming edition, inspired by the impact of new technologies on the world and society, and how to face the future positively and optimistically
Exhibition World Bahrain will be hosting the global association of the exhibition industry to hold their annual UFI Expert Day on the 1st of October 2023.
Gastech, the international exhibition and conference for the natural gas, LNG, hydrogen, low carbon solutions, and climate technologies will take place in Houston in 2024, organisers dmg events announced today.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, announced today that registrations for its annual Global Congress are going strong, with participants from more than 50 countries and markets already confirmed to attend.
The shorter second half of the trade fair year has begun: there are a further 110 internationally significant trade fairs scheduled to take place in Germany before the end of the year
Promoting and developing the potential of the blue economy and encouraging the preservation of marine and ocean resources as an engine for economic growth.
This is the aim of the Tomorrow.Blue Economy congress, which will gather experts from all over the world from 7 to 9 November at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via venue to address the opportunities and challenges of this sector, which is essential for the future of the planet.
The event, which will highlight the importance of the responsible use of ocean resources for economic growth, is organized by Fira de Barcelona with the collaboration of Barcelona City Council, through Barcelona Activa; Port de Barcelona; the World Ocean Council (WOC), the leading international business organization in the field of sustainable maritime economy; and Smart Ports: Piers of the Future, an alliance that promotes the digital and sustainable transformation of ports.
In its second edition, the congress will be attended by experts, scientists, companies, startups and institutions that will share solutions and experiences to advance along this path based on innovation, in an interdisciplinary approach and through public-private collaboration. The program will address key issues such as climate change, finance, offshore energy, water management, biodiversity, green shipping, smart ports, recreational boating, tourism and careers in the blue economy sector.
The Port of Barcelona, leading Smart Ports: Piers of the Future, a network that connects some of the world's most innovative ports such as Antwerp-Bruges, Busan, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Montreal and Rotterdam, will once again host a space dedicated to the future of ports, both from the point of view of digitalization and the environmental and economic opportunities offered by looking after our seas and oceans.
The founder and president of the World Ocean Council, Paul Holthus, stated that "Barcelona is a global hub for the Blue Economy, making it the perfect place to engage the global ocean business community worldwide to generate new business opportunities in support of smart and sustainable coastal cities and maritime industries”.
The councillor for economic promotion and employment of the Barcelona City Council, Raquel Gil, stressed that "it is very good news that a benchmark event on cities incorporates the sea as an active agent of the blue economy. Barcelona has a huge potential full of opportunities for people and companies through the maritime environment. The smarts cities take on the challenge of including the sea and this is possible thanks to the public-private collaboration with the Barcelona City Council, Fira, Port and WOC. It is along these lines that we have a roadmap to make the blue economy grow with the possibility of creating quality jobs and more organizations in the blue sector".
The president of the Port of Barcelona, Lluís Salvadó, explained that "after organizing four editions of Smart Ports: Piers of the Future, an event that places Barcelona as the world capital of port innovation, our commitment to lead the smart transformation of ports is now backed by a broader and more powerful strategy that includes the themes of the blue economy, which goes beyond ports and cities and takes the sustainable ocean as a reference to turn it into an economic powerhouse and a source of wealth".
Along these lines, the European Report on the Blue Economy 2023 published by the European Commission with the latest available data, corresponding to the year 2020, points out that the contribution of the Blue Economy to the GDP of the European Union in 2020 was 129.1 billion euros with a gross profit of 43.6 billion euros, generating 3.34 million jobs.
In recent years, Barcelona has made a firm commitment to the blue economy. According to data from Barcelona Activa, the blue economy generated a turnover of 3,938 million euros in Barcelona in 2019 and provided employment for more than 16,000 people. In this same line, entities such as the Port of Barcelona and Port Olímpic are developing projects to attract startups that have the blue economy at the core of their activity.
Tomorrow.Blue Economy, together with Tomorrow.Mobility and Tomorrow.Building, is part of the Smart City Expo World Congress 2023, the world's largest event on cities and urban innovation, which this year is expected to have more than 1,000 exhibitors and representatives from more than 800 cities and 140 countries.
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