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  • 11.05.2021  UFI European Conference 2021 to take place on 9 – 10 June

    UFI’s European Conference will take place as a digital event this year, on 9 – 10 June, the global association of the exhibition industry announces today.

  • 06.05.2021  IFES MasterClass will run on 24 + 25 June 2021

    This goes to the members of the whole Exhibition and Event Industry: In Asia, in the US, in the MEA region and in large parts of Europe Trade shows will reopen this summer or latest early this fall.

  • 03.05.2021  Messukeskus Helsinki: entrance exams, vaccinations, virtual events, padel and advance voting in the municipal election

    Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre has persistently been looking for alternative uses for its halls emptied by the pandemic. This commencing May will be busy at Messukeskus, both in the halls and in the conference facilities, although it will not be possible to organize large trade events this spring.

  • 30.04.2021  New digital platform: IMEX BuzzHub

    The IMEX Group is set to create a buzz among the global business meetings and events community with the launch of a new digital platform, IMEX BuzzHub on 12 May. The new digital experience will run for over four months from May to September.

  • 27.04.2021  UFI Asia-Pacific Conference goes all digital in May

    UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has announced that it will hold the 15th UFI Asia-Pacific Conference online on 20 May.

  • 26.04.2021  German exhibition venues prove themselves as vaccination centres

    Around 1.7 million Corona vaccinations took place at 30 German exhibition venues in the 1st quarter of 2021. This is the result of a research by AUMA - Association of the German Trade Fair Industry.

  • 23.04.2021  Korea: New Convention Center opens in Ulsan Metropolitan City

    Korea is set to unveil its newest convention center, Ulsan Exhibition and Convention Center (UECO) on April 29, 2021. UECO will be the 17th convention center in Korea, anticipated to turn the Southeastern Metropolitan City of Ulsan into the next hub for the Korean MICE industry.

  • 14.04.2021  Trade show organisers and associations join forces to create safe, successful platforms for economic recovery

    As global economies look for opportunities to rebuild business in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, exhibition organisers and associations from around the world are joining together to form a coalition dedicated to bringing critical live event platforms back to market, with safety at the foundation of the collaborators’ approach.

  • 07.04.2021  Sonia Thomas to join jwc as senior consultant

    Sonia Thomas, ex-chief operations officer of UFI, the global association of the exhibition Industry, will join jwc GmbH as senior consultant 1st May 2021 onwards.

  • 01.04.2021  Happy Easter!

    The TFI team wishes you a Happy Easter 2021.

  • 22.03.2021  Europe’s exhibition industry welcomes European Commission’s green certificate proposal and common path to safe re-opening

    “European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA) welcomes the European Commission’s legislative proposal to create a Digital Green Certificate to resume safe travel in the EU. We now call upon the European Parliament and the Member States to ensure its quick approval and its swift technical implementation. We also expect that it will be interoperable with other international systems to facilitate travel on a global scale”, says Barbara Weizsäcker, secretary general.

  • 16.03.2021  HKTDC International Sourcing Show opens tomorrow

    As global sourcing becomes increasingly digitalised in the wake of the pandemic, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is debuting the HKTDC International Sourcing Show, a trade exhibition held in both online and physical formats, to help businesses adjust to the new sourcing model. The online section of the show begins tomorrow (17 March).

  • 15.03.2021  Ifema is back in business – with an ambitious health protection strategy for its fairs

    As the second most important economic engine of Madrid, Ifema is renowned for its capacity to boost employment and wealth. It is getting ready to start working at full capacity after a year of forced inactivity apart from some virtual events, and some hybrid meetings, such as the MBFWMadrid fashion show.

  • 11.03.2021  IMEX: Special interest and general education confirmed March – September

    Bespoke education and insights designed for different audiences within the business events community is set to be launched by the IMEX Group. Specialist programmes for corporate, association and agency buyers launch in April while general sessions, which are open to all, start this month (March).

  • 09.03.2021  The sixth annual Global Exhibitions Day will take place on 2 June 2021

    Global Exhibitions Day (GED) recognises the important role that trade exhibitions play in driving economies throughout the world. The Covid-19 pandemic has had significantly detrimental, and potentially lasting, effects on the global economy, across nearly all business sectors and regions. Exhibitions have traditionally played a role in bolstering and growing economic sectors, but this year they will play a new role – rebuilding and recovering communities.

  • 08.03.2021  Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre’s new Harbour Studio: One-stop solution for virtual events

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML) has launched Harbour Studio, a brand-new facility at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) for online and virtual events.

  • 04.03.2021  Exhibitions in 2021/22 – a global outlook

    As an international association, IFES (International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services) gets insights into many trade fairs markets worldwide. For this global outlook, Justin Hawes, president of IFES & MD of Scan Display (South Africa) talked to IFES members from 5 continents.

  • 22.02.2021  Biofach/Vivaness 2021 eSpecial inspires

    The organic food and natural and organic personal care products community came together for their annual sector gathering on 17-19 February 2021.

  • 16.02.2021  Eventmaker becomes an UFI software partner

    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.

  • 12.02.2021  IELA WS21 Building the Future of the Exhibition Logistics Industry – Post-Covid

    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).

UFI MEA Conference 2021 to be held on 26 May in Dubai, UAE

04.05.2021

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has announced that the UFI MEA Conference 2021 will take place in Dubai (UAE) on 26 May. Hosted by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), it will be UFI’s first in-person event this year.

Trixie LohMirmand, executive vice president at the DWTC, says: “Dubai has paved the way in the region for the global re-opening of events, in particular exhibitions, and the DWTC is perfectly placed to host the in-person UFI Regional Conference. As a member of UFI and the global exhibition community, we are mandated to support the industry. This gathering of event professionals from both the private and public sectors across the region is a much-awaited opportunity to re-connect, learn, celebrate our pursuits and exchange on expectations and aspirations for our industry.”

Kai Hattendorf, UFI CEO and managing director, adds: “UFI is witnessing the need and request from the industry to meet again. We are thrilled to offer the MEA Conference as an in-person event in Dubai! This year’s regional conference is the first face-to-face UFI event in 2021 and will explore what the future looks like for our industry and people.”

Led by Naji El Haddad, UFI regional director MEA, the conference will host expert speakers from KSA, Oman, Germany, UAE and other countries across the region. The aim is to deliver world-class content, as well as sharing case studies, lessons learnt, plans and a vision for the future.

His Excellency Helal Al Marri, CEO of the DWTC, will open the event. Delegates will also be briefed by Issam Kazim, CEO of the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), on how the Emirate has safely re-opened for tourism and exhibitions – two industries that the government understands and supports.

Other panellists include:
- Chiara Palieri, conferences and exhibitions advisor at the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, KSA
- Khalifa Al Qubaisi, CCO, ADNEC, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
- Sara Maria Boueri, senior HR director at Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Authority (UAE)
- Said Al Shanfari, CEO, OCEC, Oman

To register and for regular updates, visit www.ufimea.org

 
 

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