International Fair Plovdiv and UFI have jointly announced “Experience the rush”, by senior art director, Parag Bandodkar and senior visualiser, Kamlesh Murudkar, from Informa Markets India as the Grand Winner of the 24th International Fair Poster Competition.
Strong rebound of U.S. B2B exhibition industry continues, CEIR economist weighs in on State of U.S. economy, implications for the industry.
The inaugural Asia CEO Summit, taking place from 5 to 7 October 2022 at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, will gather around 100 leading senior representatives from global business events organisers to chart a sustainable pathway of growth for the region’s business events industry.
Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, introduces the new education program for IMEX America, taking place October 10 – 13 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, in partnership with GL Events South Africa, and in collaboration with the African Association of Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) will be organising the Africa Exhibition Industry Outlook on 13 September 2022.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), in partnership with Phuket City and Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, welcomed nine Enquiry Mission Members from Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the governing body of World Expos.
Fossil fuels, including oil, coal and natural gas, supply around 80% of the world’s energy, but as recent events have illustrated, there is a need of a workable model for energy transition - one that is resilient enough to absorb external shocks, such as geopolitics and pandemics, yet pragmatic enough to reduce emissions linked to human activities.
IMEX America is set to address the new needs of the industry head on, bringing together the global business events community in a four-day event designed to deliver a tailored, targeted and enjoyable business experience.
The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) welcomes the decision of the HKSAR Government to reduce hotel quarantine for inbound travellers from seven to three days, followed by four days under medical surveillance at home
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) together with the leading organisation,Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) is proud to announce that Malaysia has won the bid to host the prestigious Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) International Forum in November 2024.
The business event industry is making a steady comeback after Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed and witnesses a dramatic surge in inbound and outbound travel. With the very welcome news from the Thai government, international travelers can only show proof of vaccination upon arrival.
The WTC Binh Duong New City Expo (WTC Expo), launching on August 8, 2022, is a promising new facility within the MICE community in Southeast-Asia, and acts as an ideal platform for some of the largest trade shows, exhibitions, and events.
The event was a real challenge for the more than 1,200 Ifema staff and supplier partners who made a definitive contribution to the successful organisation and staging of what is already being hailed as a historic event.
Gastech today has announced the participation of key government-sponsored country pavilions on the exhibition floor, including pavilions from the USA, France, and Germany.
The global association of the exhibition industry, and TCEB, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, have renewed their long-standing Diamond Sponsorship Agreement.
Supattanapong Punmeechaow, deputy prime minister and minister of energy, The Kingdom of Thailand, says:
Ton Otten, director international at Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, sent us the following article with a few thoughts on the future of the exhibition business.
Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the leading international event on cities and smart urban solutions organized by Fira de Barcelona presented in Tel Aviv (Israel) an outline of its next edition to local companies and institutions.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently signed collaboration agreements with EMECA, the European Major Exhibition Centres Association and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.
The Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry in Singapore is expected to recover strongly, following the city’s reopening to fully-vaccinated visitors with no quarantine and testing requirements.
For the first time, from 14th to 15th September, the city of Miami (USA) will host Smart City Expo USA (SCEUSA), the main event on urban innovation to be held in the country.
Representatives of more than 100 American cities, 200 speakers and more than 50 companies and institutions are expected to focus on the role that technology can play when it comes to mitigating social inequalities in urban areas. This is the second event to be held by Fira in the United States after Smart City Expo Atlanta in 2019.
Organised by Fira de Barcelona in partnership with the National League of Cities and the Association of African-American Mayors, SCEUSA will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center under the motto “Building smart, equitable and sustainable 21st-century cities”.
With the aim of developing municipalities that can contribute to inclusion and reducing the wealth and racial divides by means of the use of technology, the event will bring together 200 specialists who, during about fifty sessions, will share their knowledge and debate major challenges, such as future mobility adapted to the present moment, the solutions that technology can offer in the fight against climate change and alleviating the effects of increasingly common heatwaves, the civic commitment of the digital city, electrification and the green and fair energy transition and the contribution that can be made by the so-called unicorns, venture capital funds and startups to the shift from traditional cities in smart cities.
The participants will include members of the Department of State and Commerce of the US Government, the Environmental Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Intergovernmental Affairs area of the White House and the Bank of the United States, among many others. As municipal representatives, the mayors of Miami, Miami Beach, Cleveland, New Orleans, Denver, Oklahoma, Saint Louis and Cincinnati will take part.
SCEUSA will also have an exhibition area, which will be attended by more than 50 companies and institutions showcasing products and services that can lead to a narrowing of the current inequalities that exist among the population living in urban areas of the country.
Ten years ago, with the aim of contributing to the opening of new markets for the country’s companies, Fira de Barcelona launched its external expansion strategy with the holding of several fairs all over the world.
This year the trade fair institution is co-organising 11 events in countries in North America, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. These will include the local versions of Smart City Expo World Congress, the world’s leading summit on smart cities and solutions, which will be held for the 11th time at the Gran Via venue from 15th to 17th November. More specifically, six foreign events have been organised, in Curitiba (Brazil), Mérida (Mexico), Doha (Qatar), the USA (Miami), Santiago del Estero (Argentina) and Shanghai (China).
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