With just two weeks until IMEX in Frankfurt, over 2,800 buyers from across the world – spanning agencies, corporates, independents and associations – are busy building their show schedules and making appointments to meet and do business with an international roster of suppliers for the first time in three years.
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has chosen Bangkok as the host city of its annual general meeting next year. The 62nd ICCA Congress will be held from November 12-15, 2023.
The 2022 UFI European Conference took place over the course of three days, putting the spotlight on important industry topics and challenges faced by exhibition and event industry professionals.
The UFI board of directors has today elected Geoff Dickinson as UFI president for the 2023-24 period.
Christian Mutschlechner, the former CEO of the Vienna Convention Bureau and ICCA President, has joined the board of jwc in Germany as of March 1st, 2022.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has named the winners of this year’s UFI Next Generation Leadership Grant (NGL), following expert deliberation by a jury of exhibitions industry leaders.
Forty-three MICE entrepreneurs from 15 markets, who visited Thailand as part of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)’s first familiarisation trip after a two-year pause, expressed their confidence in Thailand and the seven-day trip produced 57 leads with a business value estimated at 1,900 million baht.
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.
A temporary emergency shelter for war refugees from Ukraine is being set up at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center.
Organised by the German trade show company fairtrade, the 7th edition takes place from 22 to 24 March 2022 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos.
Thailand is chosen to host the International Horticultural Expo 2026 in Udon Thani, a northeastern province. It will be the first landmark global event in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
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.
Numbers released by the IMEX Group reflect the strong demand for the global community to get back to business, with a truly international spread of participants confirmed for IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place 31 May – 2 June.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has today announced an adapted format for its Asia-Pacific Conference 2022.
The revamped Queen Sirikit National Convention Center includes a new retail mall “BALM” developed under the concept of ‘Bangkok’s Active Lifestyle Mall’ to attract and serve health and fitness enthusiasts, urban workers and families with a variety of over 100 leading retail brands, restaurants and amenities.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has today announced the location of its next European Conference, which will take place, in-person, in Poznan, Poland, from 4-6 May.
The trade show pairing has been rescheduled in close consultation with exhibitors.
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is gratified to assist the Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons (MSCRS) in winning the bid to host the 20th Congress of Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology & 14th Asian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation Congress in March 2025.
The change allows the team to stage the 20th anniversary of its trade show from Tuesday 31 May – Thursday 02 June, giving the global meetings, incentive travel and events industry an additional five weeks to prepare.
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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”) announced that from 14 July 2021 to 31 August 2021, a total of 25 physical exhibitions were held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) with over 1.29 million in attendance.
HML attributed the success of the events to effective Covid-19 preventative measures and flexibility of event rescheduling, adding that the attendance figures also reflect the true value of physical exhibitions.
Due to the impact of the third wave of Covid-19 in Hong Kong over the same period in 2020, all recurrent public exhibitions at the HKCEC were either cancelled or postponed, inevitably impacting the city’s exhibition industry. However, the improving Covid-19 situation in Hong Kong and HML’s adherence to strict anti-Covid protocols have led to renewed confidence among organisers in holding physical exhibitions. Exhibitors and visitors have also enjoyed more peace of mind to participate in these events, as evidenced by the more than 1.29 million visitors attending exhibitions over just a six-week period.
Ms Monica Lee-Müller, managing director of HML, said, “HML has adopted a series of stringent preventative measures, introduced new technology and maintained close communication with event organisers. We are delighted that HML has been able to ensure the smooth execution of multiple local exhibitions during the summer as a result, bringing forth long-awaited high patronage and positive sentiment. However, reviving the exhibition and convention industry depends not only on reopening local exhibitions, but also, and more importantly, staging international trade fairs and conferences in Hong Kong. To this end, we have actively maintained close liaison with international organisers and made all preparations for the return of various international activities with a view to injecting impetus to the local economy.”
and organisers co-operated closely to host the exhibitions despite the
pandemic. The 25 exhibitions
included 17 local public exhibitions, seven public and trade fairs, and
one trade fair. Themes included books, sports and leisure, comics and
animation, food, education, household appliances, baby products, wedding
products, wine and jewellery. One highlight
is the International Immigration and Property Expo, a brand-new
exhibition that was hosted at the HKCEC for the first time in March 2021
and again in August 2021.
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