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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Supported by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and co-organised by Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS), Association of Event Organisers (AEO), Society for Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, the Asia CEO Summit will facilitate the exchange of insights on global markets’ experience in the resumption of physical business events. As the definitive networking and learning event for leading global CEOs of business events organising companies with a strong interest in the growing Asian business events market, the Asia CEO Summit will bring together the industry’s collective knowledge and thought leadership from around the world. CEOs from the leading global and regional exhibitions companies1 will be attending the invite-only event to evaluate opportunities to grow their presence in the region.
Kick-starting the three-day event will be the Joint Leadership Summit (JLS) on 5 October 2022. The JLS will see regional government and industry leaders engage in a high-level discussion on key industry issues that will set the course to realise the potential of business events in the region. Measures of collaboration to facilitate and ease the organisation and dissemination of business events will also be discussed. Carina Bauer, AEO chair, said: “Business events in the UK have seen a remarkable comeback and we are excited about the growth of the global exhibitions industry over the next few years. However, Asia has always been a major player in the global exhibitions market, and we remain confident about its potential as the region’s reopening picks up pace. While countries in Asia are experiencing varying stages of recovery, it has further underlined the importance for the region to come together in its efforts to create a sustainable pathway of 1 Please refer to Asia CEO Summit Delegate List and Programme here growth. We look forward to building stronger relationships and collaboration with our stakeholders in Asia.”
Richard Ireland, president, SACEOS, said: “As the business events industry in Asia continues to experience a strong comeback in a post-Covid world, there has never been a more pertinent time for the industry to collaborate, share knowledge and create new pathways of growth together. SACEOS is delighted to be hosting the first-ever Asia CEO Summit in Singapore, which will bring together CEOs of major global exhibition companies who have a strong interest and commitment in the ever-growing business events market in Asia.” Cassandra Farrington, SISO chair, said: “The Asia CEO Summit serves as the definitive networking and thought-leadership platform to bring the industry together and facilitate a pathway of growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Global industry leaders are gathering here in Singapore, as a concerted and consolidated global effort to move forward together.”
Monica Lee-Müller, president, UFI, said: “Around the world, business events are catching up to their pre-pandemic levels faster than expected – but Asia is lagging behind. In Singapore, we will work with government stakeholders and representatives to identify and overcome obstacles around regulations and travel restrictions. The world needs Asia to fully reopen. Asia has always been and remains a major player in the global exhibitions market. And Asia can benefit from the reopening experience of other global regions.”
Poh Chi Chuan, executive director, exhibitions & conferences, Singapore Tourism Board, said: “Singapore is pleased to host the inaugural Asia CEO Summit in 2022, and over the next two years. This affirms Singapore’s position as a leading global business and Meetings, Incentive, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) hub in Asia. We look forward to welcome regional government and key industry leaders to Singapore. We believe the robust and insightful discussions as well as exchanges will be valuable to help the regional industry recover and set it on a long-term trajectory of growth.”
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