The compass needle – NürnbergMesse’s trademark – is pointing straight to the top once again. Despite an interruption forced by the pandemic during the first two months of the 2022 event year, trade fairs were able to gather in person again.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has released the latest, 30th edition of its flagship Global Exhibition Barometer research, which takes the pulse of the industry.
In accord, 3,500 exhibitors offer a first-hand gateway into the market by pulling in resources that amplify home-grown inventions and overseas capabilities in production and aftermarket solutions.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, will organise it’s full flagship series of Regional Conferences around the world in 2023 again onsite.
As a leading annual event returns to physical format, sustainability features strongly on the agenda, reflecting the importance the financial world places on the issue.
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is thrilled to welcome on board the new director of Convention & Exhibition, Mr. Noor Azlan Abu Bakar effective 3 January 2023, with a main task of increasing the number of international business events in Malaysia.
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UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, will hold its 16th UFI Asia-Pacific Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 2 - 3 March 2023.
At the end of each year, the IMEX Group traditionally announces a talking point for the year ahead. Today IMEX announces that human nature will be its talking point for 2023.
Data now released by UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, identifies the status of the European exhibition market in 13 countries. The certified data is gathered by a network of 10 collaborating industry bodies from across the continent.
The 24th Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress (“APLAR 2022”), where attracted 700 delegates, was held successfully at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) from 6-9 December 2022.
The International Congress and Convention Association ICCA) expresses confidence in the capacity of Thai MICE industry and Bangkok as a successful host of the 62nd ICCA Annual Congress 2023, with the expected 1,000 attendances.
First recovery in sight for trade fairs in Germany: At least 340 trade fairs are planned between Husum and Friedrichshafen in 2023. Thus, almost 25 percent more trade fairs will take place in the new year than were possible in Germany this year.
Messe München Shanghai is expanding its management team and appointing the experienced trade fair manager Evan Sha (51) as “president China” as of 1 December 2022.
UFI welcomed more than 400 UFI delegates, from over 50 countries and regions, to its 89th annual Global Congress in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, from 14 to 17 November.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has announced that its 91st UFI Global Congress will be held in Cologne, Germany. It will be hosted by Koelnmesse, and take place from 20-23 November.
November brings two major international events to the Arabian Peninsula. The UFI Global Congress is taking place in the Sultanate of Oman shortly before the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar.
Transformation is circulating Malaysia’s automotive market ahead of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2023. From both policy-driven and private sector initiatives, the country has ambitious plans to establish more influence on an international level.
EMECA members’ exhibition activity is back stronger and faster than expected. Full recovery in terms of turnover will be reached already in 2023 for most Members.
Over 200,000 professionals have visited since Ifema Madrid took over its management in 2019, with more than 100 events taking place in this iconic architectural landmark.
The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) welcomes the measures of the HKSAR Government to support the convention and exhibition (“C&E”) industry announced in the latest Policy Address.
The existing Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme (CEISS), which originally expires on 31 December 2022, will be extended to June 30, 2023. In addition, the HKSAR Government will launch a new HK$1.4 billion (US$ 179.48 million) scheme after the CEISS expires to subsidise more than 200 exhibitions to be staged in Hong Kong over three years. The AsiaWorld-Expo Phase 2 project and the Wan Chai North redevelopment project near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre will proceed to substantially increase large-scale convention and exhibition spaces to consolidate Hong Kong’s status as a premier venue for international C&E activities.
Mr Stuart Bailey, HKECIA chairman, commented, “The HKECIA welcomes Government’s support to convention and exhibition industry, helping ease financial burdens on the organisers who can therefore get ready for the industry revival. An additional HK$1.4 billion scheme and the commitment to the development plans are a strong recognition of the significance of the exhibition industry to Hong Kong’s economy and government’s declaration of intention to reestablish Hong Kong as an exhibition hub of Asia, supporting numerous crucial industries and boosting commerce.
“While the HKECIA appreciates Government’s measures, our industry urges the Government to lift travel restrictions and relax all social distancing measures as soon as possible. The exhibition industry and business sector need to be able to freely reconnect with the world to enable the economy to recover. Otherwise, the aforementioned new policies are not able to benefit the convention and exhibition industry, and our industry is unable to bounce back and Hong Kong will lose advantages to other Asian cities,” Mr Bailey added.
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