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.
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.
Global Exhibitions Day 2022 takes place tomorrow, 1 June and recognises the important role that trade exhibitions play in driving economies throughout the world.
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.
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.
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.
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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