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  • 25.03.2020  New Corona package to support the German exhibition industry network

    New Corona package to support the German exhibition industry network

    Emergency relief from government supports the self-employed and small businesses. AUMA’s managing director Holtmeier: trade fairs will play a crucial role after the Corona-crisis

  • 13.03.2020  IELA invites all event professionals to join the "Together Strong" initiative!

    IELA invites all event professionals to join the "Together Strong" initiative!

    COVID-19 presents business events and the exhibition industry with an unprecedented global challenge. IELA passionately believes in the considerable social and economic power of the face-to-face exhibition and event industry and is committed to it. We know that the negative long-term effects of speculation, hype and overreaction will not only harm our industry, but also our local communities and business as a whole.

  • 10.03.2020  UFI releases first global assessment of the economic impact that COVID-19 is having on trade shows and exhibitions

    UFI releases first global assessment of the economic impact that COVID-19 is having on trade shows and exhibitions

    UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, is today releasing the first global numbers that reflect the impact that trade show postponements and cancellations are having for both the exhibiting companies as well as for the trade show industry around the world.

  • 25.02.2020  Commitment with Singapore Tourism Board to set up its new regional headquarters

    Commitment with Singapore Tourism Board to set up its new regional headquarters

    Deutsche Messe, one of the world's leading exhibition organisers, and Singapore Tourism Board have signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding) to establish its first Southeast Asian headquarters – Hannover Fairs Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd - in Singapore. The new office will deepen Deutsche Messe's presence in Asia Pacific, providing greater support and expanding their trade fairs in the region. It will also look at creating new events in the medium term.

  • 11.02.2020  Aluvision presents the Hi-LED 55+

    Aluvision presents the Hi-LED 55+

    The Hi-LED 55+, Aluvision’s newest LED innovation, has just been launched and has already received its first prestigious, world-renowned award. The iF Design Award is a symbol of outstanding design achievements that focuses on the innovative power of design. The brand new LED tile is the most flexible and creative LED tile on the market.

  • 21.01.2020  ADNEC and Agility renew strategic partnership

    ADNEC and Agility renew strategic partnership

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has renewed a five-year strategic partnership agreement with Agility’s Fairs and Events, a division of Agility Global Integrated Logistics. This MoU will continue to enhance ADNEC’s service offering to exhibitors and event organisers with a full range of logistics and freight forwarding services.

  • 19.12.2019  Balasubramanian elected as IEIA president

    Balasubramanian elected as IEIA president

    S. Balasubramanian Pillai, executive director & COO, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) and Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) was elected as the president of Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) at the 13th Annual General Meeting of IEIA held in Mumbai on 16th December 2019.

  • 07.11.2019  2019 another year with revenue growth for EMECA members

    2019 another year with revenue growth for EMECA members

    Continued growth including again record results for many EMECA members was reported during its General Assembly held at Viparis, Porte de Versailles. A good level of investments into infrastructure and digitalisation persists. Besides, all members continue broaden their offer and to increase their sales in services.

  • 31.10.2019  A new fair to respond to new market trends

    The markets are currently experiencing trends that are stimulating new business opportunities that demand a bespoke occasion for in-depth analysis and discussions for professional operators in the sectors involved.

  • 08.10.2019  The Scandinavian Exhibition Group continues the expansion and acquires PCO company

    The Scandinavian Exhibition Group continues the expansion and acquires PCO company

    The Scandinavian Exhibition Group has recently acquired the majority in one of the leading PCO (Professional Congress Organizer) companies in Scandinavia – Meetagain Conferences. The acquisition means that the Group now strengthens its position as a full service provider for exhibition and congress organizers and becomes one of the leading companies in the industry sector in Scandinavia.

  • 24.09.2019  Agility extends contract with ExCeL London

    Following a successful seven-year partnership, Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has been awarded an extended contract by ExCeL London exhibition and international convention center to continue being their venue preferred logistics partner.

  • 03.09.2019  Justine Evans joins UFI as marketing and communications manager

    Justine Evans joins UFI as marketing and communications manager

    UFI, the global association of the exhibition Industry, has recently welcomed Justine Evans as the new marketing and communications manager to the UFI team in Paris. Justine takes over the role from Monika Fourneaux-Ceskova who managed UFI’s marketing and communications activities for the past year and a half, and who has relocated to Dubai.

  • 07.08.2019  Priscilla Leong named CEO of Agility Fairs & Events

    Priscilla Leong named CEO of Agility Fairs & Events

    Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has promoted Priscilla Leong to be chief executive of Agility Fairs & Events, one of the world’s top exhibition forwarding specialists. Leong, COO of Agility Fairs & Events since 2011, will oversee all aspects of the business globally and continue to serve as regional director of its operations in Asia-Pacific.

  • 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.

UFI's Global Barometer

28.07.2019

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. One of the key findings is a weaker first half of 2019 in terms of revenue growth compared to 2018, but there is still an overall positive trend for the year in relation to revenue.

With regard to operating profit, 80% of companies maintained a good level of performance in 2018, and more than 40% of companies from all regions declared an increase of more than 10% compared to 2017. However, the prospects for 2019 are currently lower globally, in line with the worldwide slowdown of economic growth. Results also indicate that the top business issue within the industry remains the “State of the national/regional economy” (selected by 24% of all respondents), ahead of “Competition within the industry” and “Global economic developments” (each selected by 19%). 

The barometer also includes a section on the state of digital conversion within the industry. The results show a “Digitisation Implementation Index” of 27, indicating that the commitment towards digitisation is not wholly spread.“ Exhibitions mirror markets – therefore a slowdown in global economic growth also affects the exhibition industry, as this latest edition of our UFI Global Barometer shows. But the data also proves that exhibitions are not just resilient, but show a consistently strong performance and growth opportunities in many core markets around the world,” says Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director.

Size and scope

This latest edition of UFI’s bi-annual industry survey was concluded in July 2019 and includes data from a record 322 companies in 57 countries and regions. The study delivers outlooks and analysis for 16 countries and regions: Argentina (for the first time), Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Macau, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, the UK and the US. In addition, four aggregated regional zones have been analysed.

Economic developments

While a majority of companies in all regions – with the exception of Middle East/Africa – expect an increase in gross turnover for the two halves of 2019 and the first half of 2020, the first half of 2019 appears to be weaker compared to recent years. However, current forecasts for the second half of 2019 and the first half of 2020 show a return to robust levels. Eight of the surveyed countries and regions have, for all three periods surveyed, a majority of companies declaring turnover increases. These are Australia, Brazil, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Thailand, the UK and the US. For the second half of 2019 and the first half of 2020, this is also the case for India, Indonesia, Germany, Macau and Russia.

In terms of operating profit, 80% of companies maintained a good level of performance in 2018, with around 40-50% declaring an increase of more than 10% compared to 2017. The highest proportion of companies declaring such an increase in 2018 are located in Brazil, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the UK and the US. For 2019, only Europe has, on average, a higher proportion of companies expecting an increase of more than 10% of their operating profit compared to 2018. In all other regions, the share of companies projecting this decreases from 2018 to 2019. The highest proportions of companies declaring such an increase in 2018 are located in Russia (71%), the UK (55%), India (53%) and the US (45%).

Top business issues

When asked about the most important issues for their business in the coming year, companies remain concerned about the following four topics: “State of the economy in home market” (24% in the current survey, down 1% compared to six months ago), “Competition within the industry” (19%, unchanged), “Global economic developments” (19%, down 1%) and “Internal challenges” (16%, up 1%).

Digitisation

Results show that the majority of companies are responding to the accelerating process of digitisation within the exhibition industry. The “Digitisation Implementation Index”, which measures progress towards a state of “full digitisation”, is at 27 globally. China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the UK and the US are identified as the exhibition markets that are currently most advanced in terms of digital transformation.



 
 

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