The Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC), Bangkok, and Coex Convention & Exhibition Center (Coex) from the Republic of Korea (South Korea), have jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
“The 2023 edition clearly reflected an industry pride and renewed confidence among exhibitors and, of course, a strong desire to do business with thousands of buyers,” said IMEX chairman, Ray Bloom at the IMEX Frankfurt closing press conference at Messe Frankfurt yesterday.
From tomorrow, 25th May, Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), will open the food&beverage and equipment shows in Singapore with IEG ASIA while the jewelry world awaits its turn in July.
The EMECA Members met at the premises of MCH in Basel for its spring General Assembly. “We see a very positive trend with a strong performance of nearly all EMECA members in 2022 and 2023”, explains Roland Bleinroth, EMECA president.
While the business model of exhibitions was challenged during the lockdowns, it has proven both its resilience and value proposition. Against this backdrop, the 2023 Global Exhibitions Day (GED) will take place one month from now.
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, hosted its annual Careers Insights event on Thursday 20 April
Exhibition World Bahrain’s first quarter of 2023 saw an eventful calendar during February and March. The venue successfully hosted a total of 8 events: 5 international and 3 local, during the months of February and March 2023, attracting more than 70,000 visitors.
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition (MyCEB) today announced that the non-profit organisation’s chief executive officer, Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, is retiring as government officer effective 21 April 2023.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has recently appointed Anna Lawrence as the association’s new programme manager, overseeing UFI’s Educational programmes and working groups.
TCEB unveils three key strategies on the utilisation of innovation and technology in its five-year action plan to enhance Thai MICE industry’s competitiveness in the global market.
The Global Sources flagship trade shows will take place from 11-14 and 18-21 April 2023 at AasiaWord-Expo. It is scaled to meet the rebound in demand from sourcing professionals worldwide,
Participants from Taiwan’s food & beverage company, Wow Prime Corporation are making Malaysia its preferred destination with support from Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has appointed two new members to its marketing & communications team, Noor Shalghen and Molly Thornberg. Both are working for the association’s headquarters office in Paris.
The starting signal has sounded: The Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) is the first event at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) to use the systems and services of Aditus Event Tech Middle East LLC.
Women in Exhibitions (WIE) founder, Oana Cipca, today announced that the first ever WIE World Summit will take place in Maastricht on the 13 – 14 June 2023 at the MECC.
Attendees and exhibitors at IMEX Frankfurt this May will have access to a brand-new online platform designed to add further value to their participation at IMEX shows.
Approximately 220 delegates from more than 20 countries and regions attended the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference in Malaysia.
The Belgium based developer and producer of the premium quality Exhibit & Event modular system inspired with a spectacular range of 16 innovative and circular designs.
The 39th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and the 9th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), have open today.
Fira de Barcelona Fira de Barcelona consolidated its recovery with a turnover of more than 211 million euros and a record EBITDA of around 37 million euros.
IMEX Frankfurt, taking place from 23 to 25 May, is set to welcome almost 3,000 exhibiting companies representing over 100 countries and more than 3,500 global buyers.
With strong demand from across the world and a significant bounce back from Asia, the 2023 IMEX show floor will offer a snapshot of the global event industry’s growth curve, most salient trends and future developments.
One of the differences compared to 2022 is the long-awaited return of Asia. With restrictions lifted, most of Asia is clearly on a return to international form. This will be most evident on the show floor where Indonesia, Taiwan, India, and Sri Lanka are all exhibiting. They are joined by Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong who are also set to deliver major press announcements. Newcomer Sarawak, the largest of Malaysia’s 13 states, will have its own stand for the first time and will also be joined by the region’s Tourism Minister.
Destinations, venues and suppliers from all corners of the world will line up for business next week, with strong representation from Europe, including Germany, France and Spain; North & South America – including Brand USA which is exhibiting for the first time, while Boston and Georgia have both increased their presence.
International hotel groups plus smaller boutique hotels will be showcasing their venues, with many introducing new service offerings or properties. Some big names have increased their presence for 2023 including Accor, IHG Hotels & Resorts, NH Hotels and Radisson.
Doing business remains at the heart of the show and thousands of appointments have already been booked. Buyers can now download the app, sponsored by Monaco Convention Bureau, which allows them to plan their time at the show and offers free lead scanning for buyers and exhibitors for the first time.
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The show’s learning programme has been stepped up with fresh formats, topical subjects and speakers who rip up the rulebook. This includes the Encore Ideation Station where the team will turn traditional education sessions on their head with snappy seven-minute presentations. They promise a ‘super-secret finish to the workshops’. Intrigued? Curious IMEX attendees are invited to meet them at the show and find out more.
The Google Experience Institute (Xi) CoLabs is a series of mini design-thinking sprints shining a light on the key topics the global Xi community is currently exploring. This is a unique opportunity to experience Google’s forward-thinking and highly inclusive collaboration models and techniques. Megan Henshall, global events strategic solutions lead at Google, explains: “Being champions for good in the world, using our discipline to promote cultural shifts that are going to put us all in a better place - we can do that. This is the stuff that’s going to attract the next generation.”
Headline speakers are lined up to share some solid, practical advice, designed to both power professional and personal development. Best-selling author, leadership and sales training expert Christopher Kai’s session Science-based sales strategies made simple will see him zone in on how to be more successful in sales by building rapport through science-based storytelling.
Headliner Alex Brueckmann works at the intersection of strategy, leadership, performance and empowerment. His sessions at the show – in both English and German language – focus on moving beyond purpose to impact. Alex explains: “For an organisation’s purpose to have meaning, it must go beyond simply making money or providing jobs. The answer lies in shifting the focus from purpose to impact.”
All these sessions form part of the extensive, free programme of 150 educational and networking events at IMEX Frankfurt. The learning journey starts with education for specialist audiences the day before the show, on Monday 22 May, followed by six tracks of general learning that run Tuesday to Thursday on the show floor’s Inspiration Hub.
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