The organic food and natural and organic personal care products community came together for their annual sector gathering on 17-19 February 2021.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, is pleased to announce an agreement which will see Eventmaker become a dedicated software partner of the association.
During these challenging times, education is a crucial element in getting ready for the “New Now” and the restart of events in 2021. On January 28th, IELA launched a new agenda of online events to support its membership. It kicked off with the 2021 Online IELA Winter Seminar from January 28th to February 2nd, organised by the IELA Education & Training Programme Working Group (E&T WG).
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) brings forth the inaugural Thailand MICE Virtual Expo on February 24 to 25, 2021, matching 30 local exhibitors with international MICE industry players.
Malaysia’s status as Asia’s preferred destination for business events has been recognised at the 13th China MICE Industry Golden Chair Awards as the country has been awarded as No. 4th Most Expected MICE Destination for the year 2020. Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is truly honoured to be conferred the award presented by MICE Industry Golden Chair Awards for the 5th consecutive year.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has appointed Marie-Laure Bellon as its next chief operating officer. Currently the CEO and general manager at French exhibition organiser Eurovet, she will join UFI on 1 March, and work out of the organisation’s headquarters in Paris.
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. Results highlight the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the exhibition industry worldwide, in 2020. There are also positive signs regarding a quick recovery in 2021.
European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA) welcomes yesterday’s European Council decisions related to rapid antigen tests and vaccinations.
Exhibition organisers and venue operators state that service providers have a relatively high impact on overall event success. This is a core finding from the first edition of the new Industry Partners Benchmark Survey, released by UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry.
Intensive B2B networking and many-faceted market insights: Bau Online’s offering proved to be an important anchor point for the construction industry in turbulent times. 247 exhibitors offered digital live presentations and one-on-one conversations.
Reed Exhibitions has today announced its commitment to donate $1M over the next five years to selected charity partners around the world who are working to improve inclusivity and diversity in their local communities by supporting social change, fighting injustice and fostering development.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau and Thai MICE entrepreneurs reported their successfully participation at IBTM World Virtual 2020. They gained 52 leads and are confident in Thailand’s attractiveness in the European markets.
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The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) welcomes the latest HKSAR Government’s Policy Address recognising the importance of further supporting Hong Kong’s convention and exhibition industry by expanding the capacity of event space in the city.
UFI and Explori are today releasing the second part of the Global Recovery Insights 2020 report. The study was 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.
Reed Exhibitions today released its first ‘Covid-19 and How it’s Changing the Event Industry’ White Paper, highlighting findings from its Covid-19 Customer Needs and Mindset Barometer, the largest and most ambitious research project ever undertaken by the company.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA) are raising the idea of an Asia Convention Alliance to revive international conventions in Asia. The idea was put forward following an industry mapping exercise undertaken jointly by TCEB and TICA. The proposed founding members of the alliance are China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Taiwan and the proposed theme is ‘Asia Convention for Asia’.
Around 700 UFI members from more than 50 countries and regions attended the 87th UFI Global Congress, which took place online from 16 to 19 November.
Following a series of well attended physical trade and consumer exhibitions in October, another four trade fairs were held successfully at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) during 11 - 13 November 2020.
UFI is very pleased to announce the results of the elections for the new UFI Board of Directors for the 2020 – 2023 mandate.
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).
After having decided to adjust the format of this year’s Global
Congress to a ‘glocalised’ and hybrid approach, two destinations were
chosen to enable a face-to-face event in two UFI regions, besides the
digital sessions and networking. The UFI Global Congress 2020 will take
place on-site in two different destinations as well as online over the
course of six days:
An on-site event in Dubai, UAE, from 15-16 November
Dedicated online sessions from Asia-Pacific and Americas, from 17-18 November
An on-site event in Basel, Switzerland, from 18-20 November
And online in parallel throughout the week from 15-20 November
Jonas Scharf; managing director venues; MCH Messe Basel AG said: "Our motto: Reloading Live! It is very important for us to prove that we are able to ensure the highest level of safety for all participants under these actual circumstances without compromising what we are best in: First Class Experience Marketing."
Trixie LohMirmand, executive vice president of DWTC, adds: “We are delighted to be the Host of the 87th UFI Congress for the MEA region. After the Dubai Tourism announcement of the resumption of local and International exhibitions and events 1st October, Dubai World Trade Centre is excited to kick off the year-end season with eight events, live, across the tech and lifestyle industries. We are strategically positioned to resume business with the highest standards of safety. The Congress is an occasion for us to showcase our world class health precautionary approach to the industry experts who will be in attendance, physically and virtually.”
Kai Hattendorf, managing director and CEO at UFI, said: “Like our members, we have to adapt to changing circumstances on an almost daily basis, as we work to put together this year’s UFI Global Congress. This event is there to bring our industry’s global community together – something that is needed now more than ever. The whole UFI team is grateful for the support we receive from so many members, who are helping to make this possible. Top of this list are our hosts: MCH and DWTC. They’re not only providing their venues, but are bringing their experiences and passion. We could not do this event without their support.”
Participants can secure their place now at www.ufievent.org/uficongress2020/ and benefit from a risk free registration. Sign-up options include on-site attendance at one or both physical events in Dubai and/or Basel, as well as digital attendance via UFI’s digital platform.
Open to more than 50,000 industry professionals globally who work for UFI member companies, UFI’s Global Congress is known as the exhibition industry’s largest global meeting of the year, combining international networking with unique content. It is an opportunity to gain insight into topics of strategic interest, as well as into the trends and challenges that the exhibition industry is currently facing.
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