The organic food and natural and organic personal care products community came together for their annual sector gathering on 17-19 February 2021.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, is pleased to announce an agreement which will see Eventmaker become a dedicated software partner of the association.
During these challenging times, education is a crucial element in getting ready for the “New Now” and the restart of events in 2021. On January 28th, IELA launched a new agenda of online events to support its membership. It kicked off with the 2021 Online IELA Winter Seminar from January 28th to February 2nd, organised by the IELA Education & Training Programme Working Group (E&T WG).
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) brings forth the inaugural Thailand MICE Virtual Expo on February 24 to 25, 2021, matching 30 local exhibitors with international MICE industry players.
Malaysia’s status as Asia’s preferred destination for business events has been recognised at the 13th China MICE Industry Golden Chair Awards as the country has been awarded as No. 4th Most Expected MICE Destination for the year 2020. Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is truly honoured to be conferred the award presented by MICE Industry Golden Chair Awards for the 5th consecutive year.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has appointed Marie-Laure Bellon as its next chief operating officer. Currently the CEO and general manager at French exhibition organiser Eurovet, she will join UFI on 1 March, and work out of the organisation’s headquarters in Paris.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has released the latest edition of its flagship Global Barometer research, which takes the pulse of the industry. Results highlight the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the exhibition industry worldwide, in 2020. There are also positive signs regarding a quick recovery in 2021.
European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA) welcomes yesterday’s European Council decisions related to rapid antigen tests and vaccinations.
Exhibition organisers and venue operators state that service providers have a relatively high impact on overall event success. This is a core finding from the first edition of the new Industry Partners Benchmark Survey, released by UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry.
Intensive B2B networking and many-faceted market insights: Bau Online’s offering proved to be an important anchor point for the construction industry in turbulent times. 247 exhibitors offered digital live presentations and one-on-one conversations.
Reed Exhibitions has today announced its commitment to donate $1M over the next five years to selected charity partners around the world who are working to improve inclusivity and diversity in their local communities by supporting social change, fighting injustice and fostering development.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau and Thai MICE entrepreneurs reported their successfully participation at IBTM World Virtual 2020. They gained 52 leads and are confident in Thailand’s attractiveness in the European markets.
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The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) welcomes the latest HKSAR Government’s Policy Address recognising the importance of further supporting Hong Kong’s convention and exhibition industry by expanding the capacity of event space in the city.
UFI and Explori are today releasing the second part of the Global Recovery Insights 2020 report. The study was conducted by live events research specialists, Explori, in partnership with UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, and supported by SISO, the Society for Independent Show Organizers.
Reed Exhibitions today released its first ‘Covid-19 and How it’s Changing the Event Industry’ White Paper, highlighting findings from its Covid-19 Customer Needs and Mindset Barometer, the largest and most ambitious research project ever undertaken by the company.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA) are raising the idea of an Asia Convention Alliance to revive international conventions in Asia. The idea was put forward following an industry mapping exercise undertaken jointly by TCEB and TICA. The proposed founding members of the alliance are China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Taiwan and the proposed theme is ‘Asia Convention for Asia’.
Around 700 UFI members from more than 50 countries and regions attended the 87th UFI Global Congress, which took place online from 16 to 19 November.
Following a series of well attended physical trade and consumer exhibitions in October, another four trade fairs were held successfully at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) during 11 - 13 November 2020.
UFI is very pleased to announce the results of the elections for the new UFI Board of Directors for the 2020 – 2023 mandate.
Shenzhen World, the largest trade fair venue globally, has successfully hosted the Shenzhen International Furniture Exhibition, which took place from August 20 until 23. With the gradual reopening of the exhibition business in China by the central Government many venues have restarted operations. To date, however, most shows have seen significant reductions in size and attendance.
In accordance with local health regulations, Shenzhen World together with the
organizer of the Shenzhen International Furniture Exhibition implemented strict
safety protocols. For attendees, social distance keeping and the wearing of
face-covering masks throughout the entire venue were mandatory. Additionally,
all attendees were obliged to be in possession of their respective green travel
passes (mobile). A further combination of health measures, such as body
temperature scanners, sanitization stations and regular cleaning enabled the
show to go forward in a safe environment.
The event’s overwhelming success can, amongst
other factors, also be attributed to the new product segments which were
introduced this year, such as "Challenging Impossibility" by Japanese
residence master Sadao Tsuchiya, or “WorkBox: Foreseeing the future 2025”. In
addition, a number of world leading brands, like Gensler, Vitra, Haworth or Vita
Home took part in the show.
As a result, Shenzhen International Furniture Exhibition,
in its first edition in Shenzhen World, advanced to the largest furniture show
globally. Exhibitor numbers increased by 75% compared to the previous edition
of the show, whilst visitor numbers increased by nearly 40% to 216.000. With
320.000 gross m² and more than 140.000 net rented m² the size of the show
Oliver Hou, executive chairman of the Shenzhen
Furniture Association, the organizer of Shenzhen International Furniture Exhibition,
expressed that he was extremely pleased with the outcome of the show. “In the
current circumstances we did not expect such an overwhelming success, but buyer
interest was very high and thus the show succeeded much better than expected.
For the next edition of the show in 2021 we expect that the show will use
400.000m², the entire space of Shenzhen World.”
Mr. Yun Ma, president and CEO of Shenzhen
World, said: “Hosting such a big show was a challenge for us but also very rewarding.
Shenzhen World, with its ample hall space, its large boulevards, its grand
meeting rooms and vast F&B areas is the only venue globally which can host
such shows and we are proud that the entire event took place smoothly and so
Gerd Weber, partner at jwc, said: “It is
clear that when we at jwc developed the Master Plan for Shenzhen World, we did
not foresee the extent of a Covid-19 situation. But of course, seeing today
that Shenzhen World was capable to host an event of this size in the current
circumstances, gives us great satisfaction and confirms our venue development
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