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’s Board of Directors has elected Michael Duck as future president of UFI for the 2022/23 period.
Gastech 2021, the world’s largest exhibition and conference for the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry will be relocated from Singapore to Dubai due to Covid-19 uncertainties and travel restrictions.
Global Exhibitions Day 2021 takes place today, 2 June. The GED 2021 campaign focuses on just how instrumental exhibitions are in creating platforms for growth and recovery, while also instilling confidence in others to participate in organised events that prioritise safety and success in equal measure.
Thousands of art lovers, luxury goods and antique collectors, and connoisseurs flocked to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) over 10 days for three long-awaited events – Art Basel Hong Kong 2021, Art Central, and Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Auctions 2021.
UFI’s Asia-Pacific Conference reconnected a pandemic-affected exhibition industry community digitally across the Asia-Pacific, as different markets in the region are in different stages of re-opening for business.
Paul Kanjanapas, chief executive officer of Bangkok Land Public Company, shares his concerns over a new wave of the virus outbreak that not only affects every walk of life and the nation as a whole but also exacerbates shortages of hospital beds and intends to give support to the government and covid-19 patients.
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.
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