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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The event will also present the latest technological developments, with the biggest and best critical communications companies in the world showcasing their products on the exhibition floor.
As usual, CCW will bring together numerous stakeholders, including manufacturers, users, operators and government representatives. Those not able to travel to Madrid meanwhile will have the opportunity to get involved online, with the conference sessions being livestreamed for the first time ever. This follows on from the success of Critical Communications Week and CCBitesize, virtual events which have taken place over the course of the past year. Online conference content will be available for a nominal fee, with exhibitors also being able to interact with visitors prior to the show through the fully featured networking platform.
Speaking of the event and its importance
to the critical communications sector, TCCA chief executive Tony Gray said:
“The past 12 months has been a difficult period for those operating in our
sector, something which has been compounded by the inability to meet colleagues
in person. With Critical Communications World now able to take place, that situation
will soon be rectified. “As anyone who has ever visited will know, CCW is a
special event, with a central role in driving the sector forward and setting
the future agenda. It facilitates global networking, while at the same time
enabling those involved to experience cutting edge technology, best practice,
and new ideas delivered from the conference stage. With the addition of this
year’s online element, we expect CCW 2021 to be one of TCCA’s most successful
Alongside the online element, another new addition for 2021 will be the Government Authority Global Village. This will provide an exclusive forum for national critical communications projects from around the world to come together to discuss ideas and best practice. With each national authority at different phase in their public safety communications programme, this new initiative is intended to provide the perfect platform for global stakeholders to combine and move forward together. It is designed to facilitate knowledge sharing and benchmarking, while also enabling organisations to shout about the great work carried out by them so far.
Also new for 2021 is the VR & AR Zone, which will explore how virtual and augmented reality is being used across a range of mission critical verticals. The zone will bring together the leading companies and suppliers in the field, enabling visitors to witness live demonstrations illustrating the potential benefits of the technology when it comes training, crime scene investigation and so on. CCW possesses a long and storeyed history of galvanising the sector and moving it forward into the future. Nowhere is this truer than in the aforementioned exhibition, which enables users and suppliers to network in a way which just wouldn’t be available to them in any other environment. Regular attendees include Motorola Solutions, Airbus, Ericsson, Nokia and many more.
Communications World 2021 takes
place from 3-5 November at the ifema in Madrid.
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