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  • 24.11.2020  The 87th UFI Global Congress welcomed a united and resilient industry

    Around 700 UFI members from more than 50 countries and regions attended the 87th UFI Global Congress, which took place online from 16 to 19 November.

  • 19.11.2020  Trade buyers eagerly return to HKCEC

    Following a series of well attended physical trade and consumer exhibitions in October, another four trade fairs were held successfully at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) during 11 - 13 November 2020.

  • 03.11.2020  UFI elects its new Board of Directors for 2020-2023

    UFI is very pleased to announce the results of the elections for the new UFI Board of Directors for the 2020 – 2023 mandate.

  • 02.11.2020  TravelRevive to debut this November in a brand-newformat

    TravelRevive - which will take place live from 25-26 November, 2020, at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre,will bring together the travel industry to exchange ideas, bridge knowledge gaps, and reimagine how the future of travel will look like.

  • 15.10.2020  TCEB’s Unveils Operational Plan FY2021: Four Strategies for Business Recovery and Sustainable Growth

    Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has unveiled its Operational Plan for fiscal year 2021 (FY2021) aimed at lifting Thailand’s meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry out of crisis and strengthening the industry’s fundamentals for sustainability.

  • 13.10.2020  UFI Global Congress goes digital from 16 to 19 November

    UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, confirms that this year’s Global Congress will be a digital-only event, taking place from 16 to 19 November. The event’s main theme is “Resilience”.

  • 30.09.2020  HML welcomes Hong Kong Government’s announcement to launch Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited ("HML") today said it welcomes the announcement that the Hong Kong SAR Government will launch the Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme (“Subsidy Scheme”) on 3rd October 2020.

  • 24.09.2020  DWTC and MCH Group to host this year’s ‘glocalised’ UFI Global Congress

    UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, is pleased to announce the two congress hosts of the physical congress locations. The two on-site events will be hosted by Dubai World Trade Center (UAE) and by MCH Group (Switzerland).

  • 15.09.2020  AIPC, ICCA and UFI: “Good Practice Guide: addressing Covid-19 requirements for re-opening business events - version 2"

    An increasing number of markets around the world have begun to reopen business events with varying Covid-19 protocols in place. While some cities in China are now operating full calendars, increasing number of exhibitions and live events are taking place in Europe, the Middle East and North and South America. Despite the necessity to shift to digital only events in recent months, numerous studies have shown that companies are eager to return to meeting face-to-face at live events as their preferred marketing channel to reconnect with customers and suppliers and rebuild their businesses following the pandemic.

  • 08.09.2020  Shenzhen World successfully hosted the world’s largest furniture exhibition

    Shenzhen World successfully hosted the world’s largest furniture exhibition

    Shenzhen World, the largest trade fair venue globally, has successfully hosted the Shenzhen International Furniture Exhibition, which took place from August 20 until 23. With the gradual reopening of the exhibition business in China by the central Government many venues have restarted operations. To date, however, most shows have seen significant reductions in size and attendance.

  • 07.09.2020  TCEB helps international trade show organisers To Re-Energize their exhibitions in Thailand

    TCEB helps international trade show organisers To Re-Energize their exhibitions in Thailand

    The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has unveiled a new support scheme to help organisers of international tradeshows in Thailand get back to business in the wake of Covid-19.

  • 02.09.2020  EPFIC 2020 recorded 1300 participants, marking a glorious 10th anniversary

    EPFIC 2020 recorded 1300 participants, marking a glorious 10th anniversary

    From 19 to 21 August, the 10th Expo Project Fair for International Cooperation (Nanjing)2020 (EPFIC 2020) was successfully held in Nanjing Air-hub International Expo Center. The theme of this event was "ten years of dream building, rise in water". It was co-organized by the People's Government of Lishui District of Nanjing City, China International Conference and Exhibition Magazine Agency. The event made great breakthrough and remarkable achievements in the aspects of the number of participants and trade effect.

  • 01.09.2020  Business benefits directly from trade fairs - especially during the corona crisis

    The German economy is currently experiencing considerable declines in sales due to the corona pandemic. Investments and private purchases are often postponed or even cancelled. At the same time, the trade fair industry, otherwise the most important instrument of business-to-business communication, has difficulties getting back on track, partly because many exhibiting companies are now asking themselves: do we rely on trade fair participation to get our own business going? Or do we rather prefer waiting until the industry recovers, because then the success of the trade fair will probably be greater and other basic conditions will have improved?

  • 27.08.2020  UFI: New findings of the Global Recovery Project revealed

    UFI and Explori are today releasing new findings from the ongoing “Global Recovery Project” research. The study programme is conducted by live events research specialists, Explori in partnership with UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry and supported by SISO, the Society for Independent Show Organizers.

  • 17.08.2020  Hong Kong government urged to provide more support to help Hong Kong exhibition and convention industry ride out Covid-19 storm

    The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (“HKECIA” and “the Association”) presented results of the latest member survey “Impact of Covid-19 to Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry” (“Survey”) to representatives of Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) on 11 August 2020 and urged the authority to provide more support to help Hong Kong exhibition and convention industry ride out Covid-19 storm.

  • 14.08.2020  Meet in Malaysia @ Malaysia Business Events Week (MBEW)

     Meet in Malaysia @ Malaysia Business Events Week (MBEW)

    The event will once again bring enormous impact in developing Malaysia’s business events tourism sector. Brought to you by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), MBEW will take place on 24 and 25 August 2020 at the World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

  • 02.08.2020  IELA Reload: 11 weeks, 24 live sessions, 48.350 minutes heightening resilience

    IELA Reload: 11 weeks, 24 live sessions, 48.350 minutes heightening resilience

    IELA’s recovery programme IELA Reload was a real Incubator of ideas for the future, spreading the fighting spirit to empower IELA members to succeed in the New Now, anticipating & rebounding by limiting losses and boosting strengths in profitable service areas. Launched on May 4th 2020, the programme had four pillars: E-Learning sessions – Regional IELA Talks – Recovery Talks and Rediscover of Tools.

  • 29.07.2020  UFI elects Monica Lee-Müller as president for 2021/22

    UFI elects Monica Lee-Müller as president for 2021/22

    The UFI presidential trio for the 2020/21 term will therefore comprise of: Monica Lee-Müller (managing director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML), Hong Kong), incoming president Anbu Varathan (Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association - IMTMA, India), president 2020/21 Mary Larkin (Diversified Communications, Portland, USA), outgoing president

  • 23.07.2020  New dates announced for the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference

    Dmg events, organiser of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), and with the support of its strategic partner and host, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), has announced that the ADIPEC Strategic and Technical Conference will take place virtually between November 9 and 12, 2020.

  • 16.07.2020  UFI Global Barometer shows global impact of Covid-19 pandemic

    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. The report highlights the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the exhibition industry worldwide. Globally, 85% of companies declared their overall level of activity was “normal” in January. This quickly dropped to 15% in March, to reach between 5% and 6% in April, May and June. For both April and May, 73% of companies worldwide declared “no activity”.

IFES AGM @ Hybr.id Space started with a panel discussion “Key factor trade shows -how to get back on the fast track”

13.07.2020

For months now, the trade show and event industry is on lock down. First steps into a “Corona-normal” are done with solutions like Hybr.id Space a showroom which is connecting onsite and online to a “phygital” marketplace. Using this innovative space shows even more: People are looking for face2face meetings, the need of running trade shows gets touchable.

IFES panel discussion

Andreas Gruchow (Deutsche Messe AG), Kai Hattendorf (UFI), Jörn Holtmeier (AUMA), Nils Passoter (Weidmüller) and Barbara Weizsäcker (European Exhibition Industry Alliance) discussed the challenges and possibilities to run trade shows and – with this – give the economy the chance for a fast recovery. But, until exhibitors and visitors are confident to attend shows, we must save the industry on a global level.

This experience was underlined by Jörn Holtmeier, who was stating: “SME’s are calling AUMA that they need their platforms back- meaning trade shows”. Taking this into account and knowing that there are concepts which allow organizers to run their first shows this autumn, Andreas Gruchow underlines: We all have to tell the story of how to run a successful trade show in Corona times. The association – on national, european and global level are doing a really good job. And of course we as organizer and venue owners tell the story - but you as service providers, you are in direct contact with exhibitors too, we all have to tell the story that technical it is feasible and manageable being on exhibitions. This is not way different of being in a supermarket. But we have to convince them ’how much bigger the value is to be on an exhibition instead of canceling their participation. To run business we all need face2face meetings”.

As an exhibitor Nils Passoter sees it the same way: “Trade shows are an efficient marketing instrument, which will also be highly relevant in the future. Budget increases are predicted by additional costs occurring due to increasing organizational efforts, but they are of course not unlimited. So, we must know how to proceed in detail”, Rules are needed on installation, use of space, running a show and dismantling.  “We need defined rules and we all have to stick to these rules. No exceptions accepted”, he stresses. Weizsäcker argues in the same direction: “Besides the confidence and the trust in trade shows the legal aspect is key: Rules need to be really very clear. If you do not stick to the rules certain exhibits might to be closed down. In the beginning we have to be super strict.” And she states: "On European level there will be money earmarked for the recovery of our industry, but beyond that, everything will be under the topics ‘digitalization’ and the ‘Green Deal’ So for lager funding by the EU we need to use the transition period to develop concepts for our customers to help them to do the transition with us.

It is as always: If you want the right answer bring an idea to the table, states Kai Hattendorf. ”We are here to learn how you can manage an audience flow. So if you can come up with thoughts, ideas, models on what will be different in the build up for a “Corona fair” this will be a basis for discussions”. And :The time it takes to answer these simple questions it the time to come up with standards right now. We have never been that fast to come up with ideas for solutions”, he stresses which is underlined by Holtmeier: ”It is time for partnering up and it is the time to come along with some ’work in progress results’. Be rather fast than final!”

And there is a statement that goes out to all goverments arround the globe: ”We have the advocacy ongoing that we need financial support to get through this crises. To get through this phase, where there is nearly no revenue coming in: Credit lines are fine but we need subsidies. We need financial support and we need it now!”
It is ”red allert” for the global exhibitons + events industry.

 
 

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