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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The TFI team wishes you a Happy Easter 2021.
“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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has announced that it will hold the 15th UFI Asia-Pacific Conference online on 20 May.
Exhibition industry leaders from over 20 different markets will gather online to discuss and debate life after Covid-19, as well as other pressing issues facing our changing industry in Asia and around the world. The event is open to all industry professionals. Moderated by Mark Cochrane, UFI regional director for the Asia-Pacific region, the event will offer members the opportunity to network and share ideas. The conference will also host a strong line-up of speakers from around the region.
Keynote speaker Margaret Ma Connolly, president and CEO of Informa Markets in Asia, will share her views on the future of multichannel events and discuss how the Informa Markets Asia portfolio has changed through COVID – and, more importantly, where it’s headed. Wendy Lai, vice president of Global Sources Exhibitions in Hong Kong, will lead a session on building digital communities. Keeping communities engaged year-round is a challenge for many exhibition organisers, so delegates can look forward to learning some tips and tricks to bring back to their own events.
Pre-pandemic, China was the largest exhibition market in the region and it has been one of the first markets to return to organising events. With that in mind, UFI has invited Jor Zhou, CEO China at GL Events, to present “Growth Strategies in China in a Post-Pandemic World”. And: “The past year has been challenging for UFI members everywhere, but we are starting to see progress as events have restarted in markets like China, Japan and Australia. So we are excited to hold the 15th UFI Asia-Pacific Conference and give the industry a chance to get together and look ahead to better days. We look forward to welcoming everyone at our first all-digital UFI Asia-Pacific Conference,” says Mark Cochrane.
Kai Hattendorf, UFI CEO and managing director, confirms: “The UFI Asia-Pacific Conference is going all digital in 2021 – at a time when the internet is flush with industry content from countless sources it is ever more important to offer quality. To deliver relevance, our content-driven line-up here is intentional – this year’s event will be the ‘one-stop shop’ to get all the latest updates and trends from and for the region. With over five hours of new content, networking opportunities and fresh perspectives on where we go post-pandemic, this year’s UFI Asia-Pacific Conference is ‘all signal, no noise’.”
Over the last 15 years, the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference has evolved into the region’s most important annual event serving exhibition industry professionals. It brings together industry leaders from organisers, venues, service providers and government bodies.
To register and to see the full programme, visit our website at www.ufiasia.org
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