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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 17.08.2018  Space sold at Asian trade fairs in 2017 grows faster than forecast

    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.

  • 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).

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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