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  • 02.07.2019  IELA Board of Management welcomes two new women

    IELA Board of Management welcomes two new women

    The newly elected IELA Board of Management (BOM) proudly confirms three women leaders in the exhibition logistics industry among its members: Mariane Ewbank, former IELA chairwoman 2016-2018, Priscilla Leong and Sandi Trotter, both new members elected for 2019-2021.

  • 24.06.2019  Think Before Plastic campaign wins the UFI Sustainable Award 2019

    Think Before Plastic campaign wins the UFI Sustainable Award 2019

    UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, is pleased to announce that the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”) is the winner of the UFI Sustainable Development Award 2019. HML is the professional private management and operating company responsible for providing day-to-day management for the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”).

  • 17.06.2019  Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation 2019 to be held in Beijing

     Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation 2019 to be held in  Beijing

    In the beautiful view of Yanqi Lake in Beijing, from 2 to 4 July, Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation 2019 (EPFIC 2019) will be held under the theme of “Connectivity for MICE Cooperation”. Organized by New Expo International Media Group, EPFIC is a B2B event for the global MICE and exhibition industry, and it has been successfully organized by 8 sessions. Since its launch, it has welcomed about 13,000 industry professionals from China and about 53 countries and regions.

  • 13.05.2019  UFI Conference in Birmingham

    UFI Conference in Birmingham

    From 15 to 17 May, Europe's trade fair experts will meet in the UK’s second-largest metropolis. The focus will be on the organisers and how to handle changing framework conditions.

  • 17.02.2019  Exhibition Logistics Training at IELA’s Winter Seminar 2019

    Exhibition Logistics Training at IELA’s Winter Seminar 2019

    Training is not only key in creating efficient service processes, but also in boosting business.Since 2002 IELA has qualified over 200 logistics specialists for future tasks in the industry. An educational programme is essential in order to receive unique training on the subject of exhibition and events logistics. IELA held its 9th edition of the biennial IELA Winter Seminar from January 16th to 20th 2019 in Zurich.

  • 05.02.2019  UFI Global Barometer reports overall dynamism for the year ahead

    UFI, the global association for the exhibition industry, has released the latest edition of its flagship “Global Exhibition Industry Barometer research”, taking the pulse of the industry, and reporting global and regional trends as well as a total of 19 market profiles, including – for the first time: Japan.

  • 15.01.2019  Reed Exhibitions announces definitive agreement to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions

    Reed Exhibitions, a division of Relx Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions in a move that will add an outstanding line-up of industry-leading brands to its global portfolio. It also promises access to innovation and new value in both face-to-face and digital formats for the more than 175,000 Mack Brooks customers around the world.

  • 30.11.2018  UFI’s 5 trends to watch in 2019

    UFI’s 5 trends to watch in 2019

    2018 has become a memorable year for the exhibition and business events industry around the world – with much of the attention on M&A, on changing event formats or “festivalisation”, and on a changing global landscape. As every year, the UFI team has used our association’s Global Congress as well as many separate conversations all around the world to isolate and identify the core themes that we feel will impact the global exhibition industry in 2019. So today, let me share with you “UFI’s 5 trends to watch in 2019”:

  • 31.10.2018  Nice Events Scandinavia launches a new exhibition organizing group

    Nice Events Scandinavia launches a new exhibition organizing group

    The owner of Nice Events Scandinavia, together with co-operation partners, has founded the new holding company the Scandinavian Exhibition Group. The Group’s mission is to offer top class, leading face-to-face and digital meetings to the Scandinavian business community.

  • 24.10.2018  EMECA Members forecast revenue growth for 2018

    EMECA Members forecast revenue growth for 2018

    2018 will again be a very good year for the major exhibition centres in Europe with revenue growth for nearly all Members. At the recent EMECA General Assembly held at Fira Barcelona, members gave positive feedback about their trade fairs in 2018, many even prepare for record results.

  • 10.09.2018  Big 5 launch in Qatar under the patronage of the Prime Minister

    Big 5 launch in Qatar under the patronage of the Prime Minister

    The exhibition by dmg events will host over 200 exhibitors, live product demonstrations, and 40+ free-to-attend education workshops from 24–26 September 2018 at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre. Dmg events Doha announce support from H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalaifa Al Thani The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior to The Big 5 Qatar.

  • 19.07.2018  Exhibition industry reports synchronised growth globally

    UFI, the global association for the exhibition industry, has released the latest edition of its flagship Global Barometer research, taking the pulse of the industry.

  • 05.07.2018  The 8th Expo Project Fair in China

    The 8th Expo Project Fair in China

    From 25-27th June 2018, the 8th Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation (EPFIC 2018), the leading B2B negotiation event for promoting the cooperation of the global exhibition industry, was held successfully in Hangzhou International Expo Center, Hangzhou, China. The event was co-organized by Hangzhou MICE Industry Coordination Office and China International Conference and Exhibition Magazine Agency. The theme was “Globalization·Interconnection·Create new heights of convention and exhibition”. This year, the event reached historical high in terms of B2B docking effect, participants number, and the level of internationalization.

  • 13.06.2018  Inaugural “Belt and Road International Food Expo” at AsiaWorld-Expo

    Inaugural “Belt and Road International Food Expo” at AsiaWorld-Expo

    Born from China’s high-profile Belt and Road Initiative, which will benefit over 63% of the world’s population in over 70 countries, including China, ASEAN, the Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe, AsiaWorld-Expo is pleased to welcome the inaugural “Belt and Road International Food Expo” in June 2018.

  • 06.06.2018  DECC celebrates the Global Exhibitions Day

    DECC celebrates the Global Exhibitions Day

    On occasion of UFI’s Global Exhibitions Day, the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) has adjusted the lighting of its roof sun-wells to reflect the name of the event (GED18).

  • 31.05.2018  EMECA members disclose positive figures

    EMECA members disclose positive figures

    Stable growth for all and best 2017 figures ever for some are the impressively good news reported at the EMECA general assembly celebrated at Deutsche Messe in Hanover. Economies in European countries that have suffered most during the crisis are back with steady growth rates which is reflected in the results of the EMECA members in these countries.

  • 02.05.2018  UFI elects Mary Larkin as future president for the 2019/20 term

    UFI elects Mary Larkin as future president for the 2019/20 term

    The decision was made at the board meeting during the UFI European Conference in Verona (Italy). It becomes effective at the conclusion of the 85th UFI Global Congress, which runs from 31 October to 3 November 2018 in St. Petersburg.

  • 28.04.2018  Russian Convention Bureau represents Russia at Imex 2018

    From May 15 till May 17, 2018, a key exhibition event in the field of event industry and incentive tourism, Imex 2018, where market professionals from 150 countries take part on an annual basis, will be held in Frankfurt. For the first time Russia will be represented at Imex with a collective stand Russia Open To The World, organised by the Russian Convention Bureau.

  • 18.04.2018  EPFIC welcomes high profile international VIP guests

    EPFIC welcomes high profile international VIP guests

    As a leading B2B negotiation event for promoting the cooperation of global exhibition industry, the 8th Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation (EPFIC 2018) will be held from 25-27 June 2018 in Hangzhou International Expo Center, Zhejiang, China. Currently, registration is being filled quickly and a line up of industry VIPs from renown global exhibition associations and exhibition companies have confirmed to be speaking guests at this scale event.

  • 14.04.2018  MICE exhibition destinASEAN in Indonesia

    MICE exhibition destinASEAN in Indonesia

    On Thursday the first edition of destinASEAN held at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) in BSD City/Jakarta closed its doors.

Space sold at Asian trade fairs in 2017 grows faster than forecast

17.08.2018

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, released the 14th edition of its Trade Fair Industry in Asia annual report, covering 17 markets including Greater China and Southeast Asian markets, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, Australia, Cambodia and Myanmar. The report provides complete data on these regions up to 31 December 2017, with additional figures and commentary on likely trends for the following year.

Looking at the growth of Asian exhibitions in terms of net space sold, there was an average increase of 7%, reaching 22 million sqm. More than half of the total net space sold was in China (58%), totalling 13 million sqm, which is over six times the amount of space sold in Japan, Asia’s second largest trade fair market (2 million sqm).
Cambodia was the fastest growing small market, with net space sold up by 28%, while India was the fastest growing large market, up 11% from 1.07 million to 1.18 million sqm. Several other large markets reported less significant growth. Net space sold expanded by 5.1% in Australia and 4% in Taiwan. Other Southeast Asian markets that exceeded the regional average included Malaysia (12.1%), the Philippines (8%), Thailand (7.6%) and Singapore (7.5%). Vietnam (7%) and Indonesia (6.7%) posted growth in line with the regional average.

For the first time, Korea surpassed one million net sqm sold, with a market increase of 4.4%. Japan’s market expanded by 2.9%, while space constraints limited Hong Kong’s growth to 2.2%, bringing it close to 1 million net sqm sold (967,750 sqm). According to the Trade Fair Industry in Asia annual report’s forecast, by the end of 2018, the venue capacity in Asia will reach over 9 million sqm and the number of venues operating in Asia will increase to 230. In 2019, the opening of a new venue in Shenzhen, China, will add 400,000 sqm of gross indoor capacity to the regional total causing this figure to rise again.

Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director, commented: “We are pleased to publish the 14th edition of this report. As our industry changes and evolves, UFI’s growing portfolio of research reports offers our members valuable insights into the direction exhibitions are heading and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.” UFI Asia-Pacific regional manager and BSG managing director, Mark Cochrane stated: “The trade fair industry in Asia strengthens year by year. Not only did the market expand by 7% in 2017, but there are also now four markets with over 1 million net sqm sold – China, Japan, India and Korea. Hong Kong and Taiwan are poised to surpass that milestone in the next few years. All of this reinforces Asia’s position as one of the most dynamic trade fair markets worldwide.”

The 14th edition Trade Fair Industry in Asia annual report provides detailed information on the development of trade fairs and supporting facilities in 17 markets: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. The report also includes analysis on actual market performance in 2017 as well as forecasts and commentary on key trends in each market. The research was once again undertaken for UFI by Business Strategies Group (BSG) in Hong Kong. As an added-value service, each UFI member is entitled to receive an executive summary of the research and to purchase the full report at a substantial discount. For more information on this report, please contact UFI in Asia at: asia@ufi.org

 
 

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