First recovery in sight for trade fairs in Germany: At least 340 trade fairs are planned between Husum and Friedrichshafen in 2023. Thus, almost 25 percent more trade fairs will take place in the new year than were possible in Germany this year.
Messe München Shanghai is expanding its management team and appointing the experienced trade fair manager Evan Sha (51) as “president China” as of 1 December 2022.
UFI welcomed more than 400 UFI delegates, from over 50 countries and regions, to its 89th annual Global Congress in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, from 14 to 17 November.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has announced that its 91st UFI Global Congress will be held in Cologne, Germany. It will be hosted by Koelnmesse, and take place from 20-23 November.
November brings two major international events to the Arabian Peninsula. The UFI Global Congress is taking place in the Sultanate of Oman shortly before the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar.
Transformation is circulating Malaysia’s automotive market ahead of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2023. From both policy-driven and private sector initiatives, the country has ambitious plans to establish more influence on an international level.
EMECA members’ exhibition activity is back stronger and faster than expected. Full recovery in terms of turnover will be reached already in 2023 for most Members.
The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) welcomes the measures of the HKSAR Government to support the convention and exhibition (“C&E”) industry announced in the latest Policy Address.
Over 200,000 professionals have visited since Ifema Madrid took over its management in 2019, with more than 100 events taking place in this iconic architectural landmark.
Vincentz Network, a leading provider of information and networking services for the coatings industry, and NürnbergMesse are joining forces to establish a new must-do event for the paint and coatings industry in the Middle East.
Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) continues its journey to showcase Malaysia’s best offerings of the business events industry at IMEX America 2022.
The MICE industry in Asia is on course to catalyse its potential after global industry leaders and government representatives agreed on five key areas of collaboration at the Joint Leadership Summit (JLS) in Singapore on 5 October.
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.
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.
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.
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 Hebrew country has a tradition for innovation and many disruptive companies. In addition, its cities have been committed to becoming international benchmarks for smart cities for years.
The meeting took place at the Spanish embassy in Israel and was attended by the Spanish ambassador to Israel, Ana Sálomon; Ugo Valenti, director of SCEWC; Sigal Weizman representative of the Tel Aviv City Council; and the general director of the Bar Ilan Center for Smartcities, Ran Goldstein, among other personalities. In recent years, SCEWC has hosted some 70 exhibitors from Israel, including Adasky, Checkpoint, Magna, Mobileye, Moovit, SaferPlace, Tondo Smart and Viisights, as well as the municipalities of Ashdod, Haifa, Jerusalem, Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv.
The director of Smart City Expo World Congress, Ugo Valenti, said that "Israel's companies and institutions are strategic for Smart City Expo. For years the innovation and development work being done here has become an international benchmark and for an event like ours, which brings together every year the most important players in the broad urban innovation ecosystem, Israel is essential to show the world some of the most disruptive projects and solutions that are being implemented worldwide".
SCEWC will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors at its 11th edition, held on November 15-17, 2022. Under the theme Cities inspired by people, the show and congress will boast pre-pandemic figures and will spread over two halls of Barcelona's Gran Via venue. The congress program will focus on the tools and strategies that local governments, organizations and citizens can seize to ensure a better future for the coming generations.
The event will bring together over 400 international experts to share knowledge and tackle the most pressing challenges of urban transformation. To cover every approach and angle, the SCEWC congress program will be structured in eight topics: Economy, Enabling Technologies, Energy and Environment, Governance, Infrastructures and Buildings, Life and Inclusion, Mobility and Safety.
Infrastructure and mobility, critical elements
The meeting in Israel also served to present the second edition of Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress, the international mobility summit focused on promoting the design and adoption of new models of urban mobility. Co-organized with EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a body of the European Union, the event is also supported by leading companies and institutions. Key issues to be addressed include mobility as a service, micro-mobility, public transport, last mile logistics, future and digital transport, transport infrastructure, and energy transition and efficiency, among others.
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