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.
European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA) welcomes yesterday’s European Council decisions related to rapid antigen tests and vaccinations.
“Even though the current situation justifies the current restrictions to contain the infections, Europe should prepare as quickly as possible to support and empower free movement of people, especially for business purposes, in a safe and controlled way”, says Barbara Weizsäcker, Secretary General. Strengthening the use of rapid antigen tests and the mutual recognition of Covid-19 test results along with accelerating vaccinations will contribute to containing the pandemic and resuming safe and seamless travel in a responsible manner. Furthermore, building a common system of proof for tests and vaccinations is vital.
Therefore, EEIA calls for the speedy development of a joint digital form of proof for vaccinations, as agreed yesterday. It should include also test results and must be standardised, interoperable and ideally compatible with or built on a global platform. The IATA Travel Pass which is already being tested by several airlines could be an ideal solution. Its application could be opened up to be of use to the entire travel and hospitality chain and include specifically trade fairs and business events. These initiatives will foster the protection of health and economic activity alike. Exhibitions and business events are key to rebuilding economies – international business travel for the purpose of attending such events is vital.
Agreeing and implementing an
EU-wide or ideally global digital travel pass solution for enabling
international business travel will give a clear perspective to the exhibition
and business events industry and the whole travel and hospitality ecosystem.
Empowering exhibitions and business events means empowering every industry,
every sector, as it gives them back their market places and platforms for
innovations, knowledge transfers and scientific exchange. On top, it boosts
economic activity and trade in general and generates considerable benefits for
the travel and tourism sector.
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