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  • 30.09.2020  HML welcomes Hong Kong Government’s announcement to launch Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited ("HML") today said it welcomes the announcement that the Hong Kong SAR Government will launch the Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme (“Subsidy Scheme”) on 3rd October 2020.

  • 24.09.2020  DWTC and MCH Group to host this year’s ‘glocalised’ UFI Global Congress

    UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, is pleased to announce the two congress hosts of the physical congress locations. The two on-site events will be hosted by Dubai World Trade Center (UAE) and by MCH Group (Switzerland).

  • 15.09.2020  AIPC, ICCA and UFI: “Good Practice Guide: addressing Covid-19 requirements for re-opening business events - version 2"

    An increasing number of markets around the world have begun to reopen business events with varying Covid-19 protocols in place. While some cities in China are now operating full calendars, increasing number of exhibitions and live events are taking place in Europe, the Middle East and North and South America. Despite the necessity to shift to digital only events in recent months, numerous studies have shown that companies are eager to return to meeting face-to-face at live events as their preferred marketing channel to reconnect with customers and suppliers and rebuild their businesses following the pandemic.

  • 08.09.2020  Shenzhen World successfully hosted the world’s largest furniture exhibition

    Shenzhen World successfully hosted the world’s largest furniture exhibition

    Shenzhen World, the largest trade fair venue globally, has successfully hosted the Shenzhen International Furniture Exhibition, which took place from August 20 until 23. With the gradual reopening of the exhibition business in China by the central Government many venues have restarted operations. To date, however, most shows have seen significant reductions in size and attendance.

  • 07.09.2020  TCEB helps international trade show organisers To Re-Energize their exhibitions in Thailand

    TCEB helps international trade show organisers To Re-Energize their exhibitions in Thailand

    The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has unveiled a new support scheme to help organisers of international tradeshows in Thailand get back to business in the wake of Covid-19.

  • 02.09.2020  EPFIC 2020 recorded 1300 participants, marking a glorious 10th anniversary

    EPFIC 2020 recorded 1300 participants, marking a glorious 10th anniversary

    From 19 to 21 August, the 10th Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation (Nanjing)2020 (EPFIC 2020) was successfully held in Nanjing Air-hub International Expo Center. The theme of this event was "ten years of dream building, rise in water". It was co-organized by the People's Government of Lishui District of Nanjing City, China International Conference and Exhibition Magazine Agency. The event made great breakthrough and remarkable achievements in the aspects of the number of participants and trade effect.

  • 01.09.2020  Business benefits directly from trade fairs - especially during the corona crisis

    The German economy is currently experiencing considerable declines in sales due to the corona pandemic. Investments and private purchases are often postponed or even cancelled. At the same time, the trade fair industry, otherwise the most important instrument of business-to-business communication, has difficulties getting back on track, partly because many exhibiting companies are now asking themselves: do we rely on trade fair participation to get our own business going? Or do we rather prefer waiting until the industry recovers, because then the success of the trade fair will probably be greater and other basic conditions will have improved?

  • 27.08.2020  UFI: New findings of the Global Recovery Project revealed

    UFI and Explori are today releasing new findings from the ongoing “Global Recovery Project” research. The study programme is conducted by live events research specialists, Explori in partnership with UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry and supported by SISO, the Society for Independent Show Organizers.

  • 17.08.2020  Hong Kong government urged to provide more support to help Hong Kong exhibition and convention industry ride out Covid-19 storm

    The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (“HKECIA” and “the Association”) presented results of the latest member survey “Impact of Covid-19 to Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry” (“Survey”) to representatives of Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) on 11 August 2020 and urged the authority to provide more support to help Hong Kong exhibition and convention industry ride out Covid-19 storm.

  • 14.08.2020  Meet in Malaysia @ Malaysia Business Events Week (MBEW)

     Meet in Malaysia @ Malaysia Business Events Week (MBEW)

    The event will once again bring enormous impact in developing Malaysia’s business events tourism sector. Brought to you by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), MBEW will take place on 24 and 25 August 2020 at the World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

  • 02.08.2020  IELA Reload: 11 weeks, 24 live sessions, 48.350 minutes heightening resilience

    IELA Reload: 11 weeks, 24 live sessions, 48.350 minutes heightening resilience

    IELA’s recovery programme IELA Reload was a real Incubator of ideas for the future, spreading the fighting spirit to empower IELA members to succeed in the New Now, anticipating & rebounding by limiting losses and boosting strengths in profitable service areas. Launched on May 4th 2020, the programme had four pillars: E-Learning sessions – Regional IELA Talks – Recovery Talks and Rediscover of Tools.

  • 29.07.2020  UFI elects Monica Lee-Müller as president for 2021/22

    UFI elects Monica Lee-Müller as president for 2021/22

    The UFI presidential trio for the 2020/21 term will therefore comprise of: Monica Lee-Müller (managing director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML), Hong Kong), incoming president Anbu Varathan (Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association - IMTMA, India), president 2020/21 Mary Larkin (Diversified Communications, Portland, USA), outgoing president

  • 23.07.2020  New dates announced for the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference

    Dmg events, organiser of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), and with the support of its strategic partner and host, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), has announced that the ADIPEC Strategic and Technical Conference will take place virtually between November 9 and 12, 2020.

  • 16.07.2020  UFI Global Barometer shows global impact of Covid-19 pandemic

    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. The report highlights the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the exhibition industry worldwide. Globally, 85% of companies declared their overall level of activity was “normal” in January. This quickly dropped to 15% in March, to reach between 5% and 6% in April, May and June. For both April and May, 73% of companies worldwide declared “no activity”.

  • 13.07.2020  IFES AGM @ Hybr.id Space started with a panel discussion “Key factor trade shows -how to get back on the fast track”

    IFES AGM @ Hybr.id Space started with a panel discussion “Key factor trade shows -how to get back on the fast track”

    For months now, the trade show and event industry is on lock down. First steps into a “Corona-normal” are done with solutions like Hybr.id Space a showroom which is connecting onsite and online to a “phygital” marketplace. Using this innovative space shows even more: People are looking for face2face meetings, the need of running trade shows gets touchable.

  • 10.07.2020  IELA: Winning Confidence Back is a team effort of the whole value chain and a joint responsibility

    IELA: Winning Confidence Back is a team effort of the whole value chain and a joint responsibility

    Collaboration and a United Voice are key in the Advocacy work that is needed to be done. Being among one of the first economies to be shut down and now one of the last to be activated, IELA Reload invited with great interest a panel discussion from Africa to give their insight on the situation in their region in the event and exhibition industry.

  • 10.06.2020  The largest European exhibition centres heavily impacted by the crisis are mobilising for a reopening on 1 September 2020 at the latest!

    The EMECA association, which represents the European major exhibitions centres, alerts on the urgency of their reopening and calls for strong financial support from European and national public authorities to ensure the survival and the economic recovery of an entire industry.

  • 04.06.2020  Global Exhibitions Day 2020

    The 5th edition of Global Exhibitions Day (GED) 2020 spread the message “exhibitions are key to rebuilding economies” across the globe. From videos to meetings with policy makers, webinars to hybrid events, webcast to social campaigns, bingo, cakes, virtual running parties, and more, people and organisations from at least 114 countries/regions got involved in GED 2020.

  • 28.05.2020  HKCEC: First exhibition since Covid-19 pandemic held successfully with preventive measures

    HKCEC: First exhibition since Covid-19 pandemic held successfully with preventive measures

    The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) is ready to welcome events back to Hong Kong. With a series of preventive measures in place, the HKCEC welcomed the city's first exhibition since the Covid-19 pandemic. The 98th Hong Kong Wedding Fair, a three-day local consumer exhibition rescheduled from February, was held successfully during 22-24 May, attracting soon-to-weds and couples for wedding products and services.

  • 26.05.2020  Good Practice Guide: Addressing Covid-19 Requirements for Re-Opening Business Events

    Good Practice Guide: Addressing Covid-19 Requirements for Re-Opening Business Events

    As authorities around the world are increasingly clearing business events to run again, organisers of conventions and exhibitions, as well as venue and center operators need to put respective measures in place that create safe environments for participants.

Global group of recipients announced for UFI’s 2020 Next Generation Leadership Grant

21.04.2020

UFI, the global association of the exhibition ndustry, has named the winners of this year’s UFI Next Generation Leadership Grant (NGL), following expert deliberation by a jury of the industry’s leading lights.

The jury, chaired by UFI president Mary Larkin, met earlier this month to evaluate all qualifying entries submitted from all around the world. The UFI NGL Grant promotes emerging leadership in the global exhibition industry, and is awarded to professionals demonstrating a clear drive towards change and innovation.

This year’s winners are:

Alexis Zamudio, events manager, Finnovista (Mexico);
Christina Rabl, conference manager command control at Messe München (Germany);
Erika Karlsson, project manager at Elmia (Sweden);
Matthew Funge, managing director & founder of Your Stand Builder (UK); and
Vijay Sharma, head: partnerships & business development, Koelnmesse (Singapore).

UFI president Mary Larkin described this year’s grant programme – sponsored by Comexposium – as a clear and positive news story in an otherwise complicated period for the exhibition industry. 

“These are turbulent times for our industry, and strong leadership such as we have seen from the recipients of this year’s grant will count towards the recovery as we emerge on the other side, with all the fresh challenges that we will face,” she said.

Renaud Hamaide, president of Comexposium, said: “We are delighted to support any programme that encourages development in this wonderful industry, as is clearly the case with the UFI NGL Grant. The foremost programme of its kind, the grant takes an innovative approach to the development of talent that will ultimately help forge the path of our industry for the future.”

Spread over a period of 18 months, the programme enables up to five grant recipients to share their story on the way in which their leadership, commitment and experience is helping them to achieve success, whilst fulfilling their daily work obligations.

To qualify, applicants must have a maximum of 10 years of work experience within the exhibition industry, and continue to be employed on a full-time basis (within the industry). They must also be willing and able to work on the programme.  

Commenting on their role on the 2020 NGL Grant jury, 2019 grant winner Fuad Musafir, business development manager exhibition and live events at OCEC (Oman) said: "Being a former winner of the UFI NGL Grant made my involvement in this year's jury a very rewarding experience. While I had insight into the bids from 2019's eventual winners, I did not realise until now the breadth and quality of the applications that UFI receives each year. It's fair to say there is a lot of untapped talent and creativity in this industry." 


 
 

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