With just two weeks until IMEX in Frankfurt, over 2,800 buyers from across the world – spanning agencies, corporates, independents and associations – are busy building their show schedules and making appointments to meet and do business with an international roster of suppliers for the first time in three years.
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has chosen Bangkok as the host city of its annual general meeting next year. The 62nd ICCA Congress will be held from November 12-15, 2023.
The 2022 UFI European Conference took place over the course of three days, putting the spotlight on important industry topics and challenges faced by exhibition and event industry professionals.
The UFI board of directors has today elected Geoff Dickinson as UFI president for the 2023-24 period.
Christian Mutschlechner, the former CEO of the Vienna Convention Bureau and ICCA President, has joined the board of jwc in Germany as of March 1st, 2022.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has named the winners of this year’s UFI Next Generation Leadership Grant (NGL), following expert deliberation by a jury of exhibitions industry leaders.
Forty-three MICE entrepreneurs from 15 markets, who visited Thailand as part of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)’s first familiarisation trip after a two-year pause, expressed their confidence in Thailand and the seven-day trip produced 57 leads with a business value estimated at 1,900 million baht.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that 40% of construction work for the biggest exhibition hall in the Middle East and North Africa has been completed.
A temporary emergency shelter for war refugees from Ukraine is being set up at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center.
Organised by the German trade show company fairtrade, the 7th edition takes place from 22 to 24 March 2022 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos.
Thailand is chosen to host the International Horticultural Expo 2026 in Udon Thani, a northeastern province. It will be the first landmark global event in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
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.
Numbers released by the IMEX Group reflect the strong demand for the global community to get back to business, with a truly international spread of participants confirmed for IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place 31 May – 2 June.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has today announced an adapted format for its Asia-Pacific Conference 2022.
The revamped Queen Sirikit National Convention Center includes a new retail mall “BALM” developed under the concept of ‘Bangkok’s Active Lifestyle Mall’ to attract and serve health and fitness enthusiasts, urban workers and families with a variety of over 100 leading retail brands, restaurants and amenities.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has today announced the location of its next European Conference, which will take place, in-person, in Poznan, Poland, from 4-6 May.
The trade show pairing has been rescheduled in close consultation with exhibitors.
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is gratified to assist the Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons (MSCRS) in winning the bid to host the 20th Congress of Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology & 14th Asian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation Congress in March 2025.
The change allows the team to stage the 20th anniversary of its trade show from Tuesday 31 May – Thursday 02 June, giving the global meetings, incentive travel and events industry an additional five weeks to prepare.
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UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has announced today that its LatAm (Latin America) Conference will take place as a digital event on 10-12 August.
The Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology – which works to improve quality of life and longevity through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure – will hold its next annual congress in Madrid.
To mark its 15th anniversary, AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) has kick-started a HK$600 million venue-wide renovation project that will further enhance the world-class facilities at AWE to offer business partners and visitors a thoroughly renewed experience.
In a move that will facilitate cross-border employment of MICE professionals, the teaching and training of MICE, and growth in ASEAN’s MICE workforce, the Thai cabinet has approved an amendment to the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement of Tourism Professionals that will benefit two more categories of workers – MICE professionals and event professionals.
Food and Hospitality industry welcomes next face-to-face edition of Alimentaria & Hostelco, one of the largest international platforms for the food industry, gastronomy and hospitality equipment, which will be held from April 4 to 7, 2022 at Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via venue.
The wait is now over: the 36th IELA Congress took place online from June 29th to July 1st 2021 and explored the perspective of a beginner’s mind.
After a standstill of almost eight months since the beginning of November 2020, trade fairs will take place again in Germany from the end of June 2021. Around 160 trade fairs still planned until the end of the year.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), part of ADQ, has launched “Tourism 365”. The new company will support in creating experiential travel opportunities for tourists coming to Abu Dhabi, and enhance the emirate’s regional and global positioning in the wider tourism sector.
Taking place over two afternoons, the 2021 UFI European Conference put a spotlight on European excellence and thought leadership in the global context.
TCEB-supported Lions Clubs International Thailand Convention proved a success, attracting over 2,000 attendees nationwide to a hybrid format event the association held for the first time under strict hygiene standards and enhanced sustainability considerations.
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