The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) welcomes the decision of the HKSAR Government to reduce hotel quarantine for inbound travellers from seven to three days, followed by four days under medical surveillance at home
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) together with the leading organisation,Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) is proud to announce that Malaysia has won the bid to host the prestigious Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) International Forum in November 2024.
The business event industry is making a steady comeback after Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed and witnesses a dramatic surge in inbound and outbound travel. With the very welcome news from the Thai government, international travelers can only show proof of vaccination upon arrival.
The WTC Binh Duong New City Expo (WTC Expo), launching on August 8, 2022, is a promising new facility within the MICE community in Southeast-Asia, and acts as an ideal platform for some of the largest trade shows, exhibitions, and events.
The event was a real challenge for the more than 1,200 Ifema staff and supplier partners who made a definitive contribution to the successful organisation and staging of what is already being hailed as a historic event.
Gastech today has announced the participation of key government-sponsored country pavilions on the exhibition floor, including pavilions from the USA, France, and Germany.
The global association of the exhibition industry, and TCEB, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, have renewed their long-standing Diamond Sponsorship Agreement.
Supattanapong Punmeechaow, deputy prime minister and minister of energy, The Kingdom of Thailand, says:
Ton Otten, director international at Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, sent us the following article with a few thoughts on the future of the exhibition business.
Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the leading international event on cities and smart urban solutions organized by Fira de Barcelona presented in Tel Aviv (Israel) an outline of its next edition to local companies and institutions.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently signed collaboration agreements with EMECA, the European Major Exhibition Centres Association and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.
The Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry in Singapore is expected to recover strongly, following the city’s reopening to fully-vaccinated visitors with no quarantine and testing requirements.
Global Exhibitions Day 2022 takes place tomorrow, 1 June and recognises the important role that trade exhibitions play in driving economies throughout the world.
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.
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).
Sudhir Dhavan, R.E. Rogers India & chair of the IELA E&T WG, overwhelmed with the announcement of the students’ performance results, highlighted “the value of education and training events is what will make the return to exhibitions and events smoother and faster, with professionals well-trained and ready, as always, to adapt to any situation. With almost 0 activity within the Exhibition department for our members over the past year, exhibition freight forwarders can assure they are ready to resume activities as soon as events restart.
Ute Wiezorrek, Cretschmar MesseCargo GmbH & vice chair of the IELA E&T WG added “The programme sessions were run again primarily by our senior IELA colleagues who are outstanding experts and offers high quality educational sessions focused on the day-to-day life of exhibition freight forwarders and On-site operations - all volunteers to whom we extend our immense gratitude. We thank also the external keynote speakers giving special insight into important vertical aspects linked to the global exhibition logistics.”
emphasis of the programme is on real-life
experience. All the topics are linked to the hands-on job of an international
exhibition freight forwarder: all steps in the delivery chain are covered from
export, domestic & on-site agents to customs, communicating with the organiser,
customer service, packing, and insurance. This is all carried out in appliance
to IELA Standards and the latest Safety Measures and Covid Guidelines.
Fiona Ostoja, Agility Fairs & Events Pty
(Australia) Ltd & vice chair of the IELA E&T WG highlighted “We thank all those who invested their time
and effort in this exercise. We hope that this first online edition gave the
students the extra knowledge and strength to combat the challenges at the
return of events in 2021.“
The students were divided into 6 teams. Each group was accompanied by a coach who is a senior expert of the Exhibition Logistics industry. Teams met in special teamwork sessions & presentations on “Lessons Learned - Our Industry Post-Covid”.
On Wednesday, February 10th, the International Exhibition Logistics Association concluded the 10th Edition of the IELA Winter Seminar rewarding Performance, Innovation, and Teamwork, adding the “Best Team Award” to the traditional « Best Student Award ». Associations no longer only reward intellectual performance but also place value on specific management skills like innovation, coordination and engagement.
During the Certificate Hand-out & Awards Ceremony, the Masters of Ceremony, Alexandra Erdmann from Swiss Expo Logistics Ltd. Switzerland & IELA Board Member and Ute Wiezorrek, warmly congratulated all the students for their commitment throughout the programme and announced the WS21 Best Student, Ujjwal Gupta from BIG Logistics India Pvt Ltd, India, and the WS21 Best Team, Team 1.
The Best Student was closely followed by Jeffrey Ochsner, Swiss Expo Logistics Ltd., Switzerland in second place & Nicole Lau Li Ting, Agility Fairs & Events Singapore, Singapore in third place.
Together with the support of their coach Sudhir
Dhavan, Team 1 members included:
- Neha Bharadwaj, from P S Bedi & Co PVT Ltd, India
- Ujjwal Gupta, from BIG Logistics India Pvt Ltd, India
- Neethu KB, from Schenker India Pvt. Ltd, India
- Nicole Lau Li Ting, from Agility Fairs & Events Singapore, Singapore
- Steven Ma, from Sinotrans Beijing Company, P.R. China.
team performance was evaluated by all coaches (except by their own coach) and
they agreed that the overall quality level was high. Emmanuel Pitchelu, coach
of Team 6, highlighted ”It was really
difficult to choose between the groups! Every group has shown a tremendous
effort in delivering top notch analysis, proposals and innovations.”
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