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.
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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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.
Having worked in various positions for PCOs as well as
Christian has an exceptionally successful career in the global conference
industry. From 1991 to 2019 he was CEO of the Vienna Convention Bureau; in
this role he was instrumental in developing Vienna to one of the leading
conference destinations globally. From 2009 to 2019 Christian was president
of the Austrian Convention Bureau, from 2001 – 2003 president of the
European Federation of Conference Towns and from 2002 – 2006 president
of ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association. Christian
holds large number of awards in the industry, amongst them the “Meeting
Industry Personality of the Year 2011 Award”, the “IBTM World Lifetime
Achievement Award 2016” and the “Joint Meeting Industry Council
Unity Award 2010”.
Christian’s responsibilities within jwc will be to
support jwc’s clients in the
areas of growth strategy, product development and organization. Christian
will also be involved in talent development, coaching and training with jwc’s
clients. jwc is a globally leading consulting company for the trade fair and conference
industry with a focus on growth strategy, venue development and
management, marketing and pricing. jwc’s clients are organizers, venue
owners/managers, associations, governments, private equity and service
Mutschlechner said. “I am very happy to join jwc; the company is the
leading consulting firm for the global exhibition and conference industry. It
offers a unique combination of outstanding long term practical experience
and consulting know how, which perfectly fits with my own ideas.”
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