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Global Exhibitions Day 2022 takes place tomorrow, 1 June and recognises the important role that trade exhibitions play in driving economies throughout the world.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
The jury, chaired by UFI president Monica Lee-Müller, met earlier this month to evaluate all qualifying entries submitted from all around the world. The UFI NGL Grant promotes next generation leadership in the exhibition industry, rewarding professionals who show clear initiatives in driving change and innovation in their area of activity. This year, the focus of the NGL project is to develop a new talent narrative for the exhibition industry, a topic of critical importance to the future of our sector.
This year’s winners are:
Monika Baro – project manager at VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
Daniella Galante – senior digital marketing executive at RX Africa (South Africa)
Joseph (Joe) Kowalsky – show director at Emerald X LLC (USA)
Justine Rabel – key account manager at Eventmaker (France)
Maria Victoria Piñeres – operations manager at Costa Rica Convention Center / Grupo Heroica Volio & Trejos S.A
Jon Yahirun – customer success manager at Clarion Events (USA)
UFI president Monica Lee-Müller described this year’s grant programme – sponsored by Clarion, dmg events, Emerald, informa markets, RX and Tarsus – as a clear and positive news story in an otherwise complicated period for the exhibition industry. “As the industry continues to face global challenges, developing a dynamic talent narrative for the exhibition industry is of critical importance for the future of the sector. Congratulations to the industry professionals who won this prestigious grant and will have the opportunity to participate in our talent accelerator programme. We look forward to their contributions”, she says.
The jury adds: “Because of the record number of applications, we agreed to award a total of six grants this year. With great pleasure, we would like to congratulate the winners. Their applications were outstanding. We were impressed to see so many motivated and talented applicants from different backgrounds and regions, willing to contribute to developing the talent narrative of our industry. It is a sign of their optimism, as well as our hope for the future of our industry. Thanks again to everyone who participated.”
Spread over a period of 8 months, the programme enables the recipients to share their story on the way in which their leadership, commitment and experience is helping them to achieve success, whilst fulfilling their daily work obligations.
To qualify, applicants must have a maximum of 10 years of work experience within the exhibition industry, and continue to be employed on a full-time basis (within the industry).
About the jury
The jury is chaired by Monica Lee-Müller – UFI president and managing director at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and includes:
Danielle Antes – director, talent acquisition at Emerald Holding, Inc.
Premila Braganza – head of HR at dmg events
Heather Crovo – vice president, HR at Clarion Events North America
Kurt Gamauf – director of HR, global projects at RX Global
Kai Hattendorf – md/ceo at UFI
Tom Humphris – head of HR at Informa Markets
Rachel Wimberly – evp of business development at Tarsus Group
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