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.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
IAEE is committed to providing the safest event experience possible at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2021, and is working closely with its show partners on ensuring multiple health and safety measures.
The City of Philadelphia currently requires masks to be worn inside all Philadelphia businesses and institutions, including restaurants, that do not require vaccination for employees and patrons.
In addition, IAEE will require that all attendees and exhibitors participating in the in-person event must be fully vaccinated and present proof of vaccination, which may be submitted through the secure platform Fern Health Check powered by ShareMy.Health. Complete details and updates about health and safety measures to be taken at Expo! Expo! may be found here.
“The IAEE Board of Directors voted unanimously for the vaccine requirement and believes this is the right decision for our trade show community at this time,” said 2021 IAEE Chairperson Bob McLean, CPA, CAE, CEM, Executive Vice President of Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). “We are looking forward to experiencing the best and safest Expo! Expo! possible this year in Philadelphia.”
“Expo! Expo! is such a highly anticipated event in any given year, that the enthusiasm for this year’s in-person event among industry members is understandably even higher,” added IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “However, we must continue to be mindful of the current environment and are therefore leaving no stone unturned. With everything IAEE and its partners are doing to provide the highest duty of care, we are confident that the Expo! Expo! experience will deliver as it always does.”
Welcome back to Expo! Expo! in-person!
The “show for shows” awaits in Philadelphia, PA USA this year with education sessions that will be integrated with exhibitors on the trade show floor for a one-stop shop experience. This year’s in-person Expo! Expo! will focus on topics that are top of mind for decision makers, with high level sessions covering strategic skills needed for leaders and companies to respond to future challenges and weather crisis including cultivating content; communication and community; building networks with partners, exhibitors and attendees; and leading internal teams with empathy and optimism.
What will the digital experience offer?
The Expo! Expo! digital experience will feature streamed general sessions and exhibitor mobile sessions from the show floor on 7-8 December in addition to pre-recorded content focused on event operations as well as global perspectives, including the IAEE Asia Forum on 9 December. Expo! Expo! exhibitors will have dedicated hours on the virtual platform in which you can meet one-on-one and/or allow you to browse through products and services at your convenience.
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