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.
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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.
The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) today announced its pledge to Net Zero Carbon Events, a promising to produce a net zero carbon footprint events by 2050 as it creates and supports a greener future for the MICE industry.
This pledge is part of a global new initiative, which arises from the work of an organising task force initiated by leading events industry stakeholders through global industry trade associations. These include the Global Association of The Exhibition Industry (UFI), International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) and International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), in addition to representatives from global key stakeholders in events industry.
Among the first UAE entities to make a Net Zero Carbon Events pledge, ADNEC is committed to the ensuring the sustainable development of the MICE industry in the UAE, region and world, and is leading the industry as it actively promotes and advocates for environmentally-friendly industry efforts throughout the value chain.
ADNEC’s pledge also supports the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative to reduce carbon, which will see the country spend over AED 600 billion on renewable energy during this time period. This progressive approach aligns with the UAE’s leading position in the region to take wide-ranging climate change action, being the first country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) nation to make a Net Zero pledge.
Additionally, ADNEC is supporting global efforts to tackle climate change. The announcement follows the signing of the Net Zero Carbon Events pledge, a new industry initiative to address climate change, which also coincides with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
The important global event, COP26 aims to bring the world together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Through its commitment, ADNEC will be able to support the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming to 1.5°C and reduce total global GHG emissions by 50 percent by 2030.
Commenting on the signing of the pledge, Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, managing director and CEO for ADNEC Group said: “It is a critical time for global action, and we are honoured to be in a position to support the sustainable future of the MICE industry. As the global hub for major events, entities have the opportunity to follow in the inspirational example of our wise leaders, who have made climate change action a much-needed priority. Through our Net Zero commitment, we aspire to bring about meaningful change for the entire value chain of the MICE industry.”
He added: “The signing of this pledge is augmented by our long-term partnership with the Global Association of The Exhibition Industry (UFI), who play a key role in shaping important conversations in our business, and we are thrilled to join them and other venues, organisers, exhibitors and suppliers in driving the sector towards Net Zero. Events are a key driver of conversations and we are looking forward to rethink how we can utilise our resources and infrastructure to connect with our stakeholders and partners sustainably.”
ADNEC Net Zero pledge will take the form of strategic planning and action to ensure its operations achieve the target or net zero carbon emissions by 2050, while also influencing the entire value chain to take sustainable and measurable actions.
It’s plans include; identifying and prioritising actions to reduce emissions such as energy management, water conservation, materials management, food and beverage waste reduction, housekeeping initiatives, sustainable procurement, stakeholder management and employee engagement and set goals accordingly. Additionally, ADNEC will address residual emissions, once minimized, through the purchase of credible carbon offsets, while looking at transitioning towards carbon removal and carbon capture. It will also contribute resources to develop a collective low carbon roadmap for the events industry and collaborate with partners, suppliers and customers to drive change across the value chain. Lastly, ADNEC will share best practices with the industry to help influence a wider impact of its green initiatives.
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