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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The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announces it will hold the IAEE MENA Forum on 13-16 March 2022 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The Forum will offer exhibition and event professionals education sessions including women’s leadership and young professional programming, and Arabic Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning Program classes.
The forum will feature two days of networking via diverse activities and workshops highlighting important industry topics. Industry professionals will explore the latest trends in exhibitions and events through education sessions focusing on leadership, strategy, design, marketing, management and technology.
“We are pleased to present this outstanding program that has been developed with our valued partner 1st Arabia in Abu Dhabi,” said IAEE president and David DuBois. “We experienced delays in our original schedule due to Covid and subsequent economic conditions, but attendees will find the IAEE MENA Forum worth the wait.”
“This is an important region for the industry and we look forward to hosting the IAEE MENA Forum next year, which will bring buyers and sellers together for a very meaningful event,” noted IAEE MENA Chapter chairperson Bilal Al-Barmawi.
“Abu Dhabi has established itself as a vibrant and dynamic global hub for business events and the emirate continues to cement its position as a destination of choice within the region and beyond. We have cutting-edge technology, a state-of-the-art conference and exhibition centre, and outstanding hotels of all categories,” added director of Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau Mubarak Al Shamsi.
Complete details and registration will be available on the IAEE MENA Forum website in January 2022.
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