International Fair Plovdiv and UFI have jointly announced “Experience the rush”, by senior art director, Parag Bandodkar and senior visualiser, Kamlesh Murudkar, from Informa Markets India as the Grand Winner of the 24th International Fair Poster Competition.
Strong rebound of U.S. B2B exhibition industry continues, CEIR economist weighs in on State of U.S. economy, implications for the industry.
The inaugural Asia CEO Summit, taking place from 5 to 7 October 2022 at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, will gather around 100 leading senior representatives from global business events organisers to chart a sustainable pathway of growth for the region’s business events industry.
For the first time, from 14th to 15th September, the city of Miami (USA) will host Smart City Expo USA (SCEUSA), the main event on urban innovation to be held in the country.
Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, introduces the new education program for IMEX America, taking place October 10 – 13 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, in partnership with GL Events South Africa, and in collaboration with the African Association of Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) will be organising the Africa Exhibition Industry Outlook on 13 September 2022.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), in partnership with Phuket City and Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, welcomed nine Enquiry Mission Members from Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the governing body of World Expos.
Fossil fuels, including oil, coal and natural gas, supply around 80% of the world’s energy, but as recent events have illustrated, there is a need of a workable model for energy transition - one that is resilient enough to absorb external shocks, such as geopolitics and pandemics, yet pragmatic enough to reduce emissions linked to human activities.
IMEX America is set to address the new needs of the industry head on, bringing together the global business events community in a four-day event designed to deliver a tailored, targeted and enjoyable business experience.
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 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.
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.
new exhibition facility is gaining momentum as an emerging MICE business destination
in Southeast-Asia. The WTC Expo was established at the core of Vietnam’s first
World Trade Complex, a 165,000 sqm area in Binh Duong province with modern
infrastructure and good connectivity to the surrounding region. The complex has
plans for the development of many residential and commercial buildings,
multi-purpose stadiums, shopping malls, and a metro station connecting to Ho
Chi Minh City. The WTC Expo is a column-free facility specializing in hosting
MICE-related events. It has a total construction area of 22,000sqm, including
an indoor exhibition area of 11,617 sqm consisting of 3 halls.
Although Vietnam has recorded the world’s highest economic growth, it has been evaluated as lacking in areas related for facilities for international MICE events. Accordingly, the WTC Expo is expected to solve the issues related to the supply shortage of exhibition facilities and will become a driving force for a new leap forward in Vietnam’s MICE industry. Binh Duong Province is an economic powerhouse located in the southern key economic region of Vietnam. The economic powerhouse has more than 4,000 FDI projects invested in the province with a total investment capital of nearly US$40 billion and recording the highest per-capita monthly income in Vietnam with a figure of over 7,120,000 VND in 2021. It is because Binh Duong province has been developed based on the concept of an “innovation region”, encompassing residential complexes, universities, hospitals, and other social infrastructure, along with more than 30 large-scale industrial parks.
there is a MICE business entry barrier for overseas organizers as they need to
be involved in
complicated administrative procedures when applying for exhibition licenses. However,
now with the introduction of WTC Binh Duong New City, the process is easier as they
provide a one-stop service for overseas organizers to host their events at the
They provide supporting services in administrative procedures and market research through cooperating with relevant government agencies when overseas organizers wish to host their show at the WTC Expo. They also have partnerships with overseas organizers that wish to expand their impact to Vietnam, but do not have a sales department or agency in Vietnam. This partnership helps support organizers’ local sales activities and on-site exhibition operations and minimizes the risk of holding exhibitions for overseas organizers.
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