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UFI and Explori are today releasing the third part of the Global Recovery Insights 2021 report, conducted by live events research specialists, Explori, in partnership with UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and supported by SISO, the Society for Independent Show Organizers.
A discussion paper written by Ton Otten, Director International, Jaarbeurs VNU
N.C.C. Management & Development Co., Ltd. announced that the new Queen Sirikit National Convention Center or QSNCC has greatly attracted both Thai and international event organizers, resulting in a very large number of bookings.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”) announced that from 14 July 2021 to 31 August 2021, a total of 25 physical exhibitions were held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) with over 1.29 million in attendance.
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 event will also present the latest technological developments, with the biggest and best critical communications companies in the world showcasing their products on the exhibition floor.
With $500 million investment value, TCC Assets aims to set the new center as “the ultimate inspiring world class event platform for all”.
Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has unveiled a three-year roadmap for the country’s conventions industry. Covering 2021–2023, the roadmap outlines an array of action plans to attract more conventions to Thailand and elevate the country’s international profile.
Across three days, the 2021 UFI LatAm Conference reconnected a pandemic-affected exhibition industry community across Latin America. Led by Ana-Maria Arango, UFI regional director for Latin America, the digital event offered participants a blend of keynote sessions and expert content.
With an aim to move ahead with technology-based development, TCEB has agreed to support 18 online events under its “MICE Winnovation” project to be organised this year.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML) takes the lead to safeguard health and safety of event attendees by continuously enhancing stringent preventive measures at the HKCEC, and launching a city-wide “Vaccination for All” HKCEC Lucky Draw (“the Lucky Draw”) to encourage public vaccination.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has announced today that its LatAm (Latin America) Conference will take place as a digital event on 10-12 August.
The Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology – which works to improve quality of life and longevity through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure – will hold its next annual congress in Madrid.
To mark its 15th anniversary, AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) has kick-started a HK$600 million venue-wide renovation project that will further enhance the world-class facilities at AWE to offer business partners and visitors a thoroughly renewed experience.
UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has released a new report on the status of sustainability in the exhibition industry, including results from surveys conducted by UFI research partner Explori.
Even though the
Covid-19 pandemic has severely hit the economy, the fundamentals remain, and
sustainability is a strong priority for exhibitions and their participants.
For 86% of
exhibitors and 87% of visitors, travelling to an exhibition helps save time,
while for 84% of exhibitors and 83% of visitors it helps save money. For 67% of
exhibitors and 64% of visitors, travelling to an exhibition, where they can do
multiple things under one roof and avoid separate flights to other locations,
helps to reduce their carbon footprint.
In parallel, the majority consider the environmental impact of the tradeshow sector to be important to them, and they believe that improving this environmental impact will become increasingly more important to the sector’s long-term success.
segments (organisers, venues and service providers) there is a feeling that the
rate of transition towards sustainability is around halfway between “only
starting the transition” and “very advanced”, and, in general, exhibition participants
also rate the efforts of the industry as “average”, in this regard.
“This report is unprecedented in its analysis of the views of the industry and its clients as to the key issue of sustainability in our industry. We will use these findings in many of our current projects aiming to further improve the performance of exhibitions as sustainable ways of doing business,” says Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director and CEO.
detailed in the report:
Before Covid-19, what were the expectations from exhibition participants?
· 73% of exhibitors and visitors either agreed or strongly agreed that it is important for a tradeshow to display a strong commitment to sustainability.
· 34% of exhibitors and 36% of visitors said they would not attend a trade show that does not have a responsible approach to sustainability.
And what is the
perception of the efforts to date?
· 73% of exhibitors say that their company is taking steps towards improving sustainability.
· On average, all segments (organisers, venues and service providers) of the industry believe the rate of transition towards sustainability to be halfway between “only starting the transition” and “very advanced”.
· Exhibition participants rate the efforts of the industry as “average”, generally speaking; 24% of exhibitors and 16% of visitors consider them to be “very poor” or “poor”, while 26% of exhibitors and 30% of visitors see them as “good” or “excellent”.
How is Covid-19
affecting the situation?
· Investments from the exhibition industry for programmes related to sustainability haven’t been as affected as others. In June 2020, while 85% of companies had stopped or decreased their overall level of investments, that was the case for “only” 54% of companies for investments for programmes related to sustainability, and there was “no” or “limited impact” for activities related to sustainability for 51% of them.
· 89% of companies from the exhibition industry believe public investments to be necessary (43% “for a significant share” and 46% “as essential and necessary for most of the investments”).
· Most importantly, “fundamentals remain” for exhibition participants. In 2021, 86% of exhibitors and 87% of visitors say that travelling to an exhibition helps them save time, while 84% of exhibitors and 83% of visitors say it helps save money. Meanwhile, 67% of exhibitors and 64% of visitors believe that travelling to an exhibition, where they can do multiple things under one roof and avoid separate flights to other places, helps them reduce their carbon footprint.
· Having said that, lower proportions of participants – although still a majority – believe that the tradeshow sector’s environmental impact remains important to them (51% of exhibitors and 52% of visitors) while 58% of both exhibitors and visitors consider that improving this environmental impact will become increasingly more important to the sector’s long-term success.
In terms of
environmental impact, what are the priorities and how can they be achieved?
· Significant differences can be seen when comparing the views of participants and of the industry (and the type of activity within the industry) when it comes to identifying the key areas of material impact: plastic and food come first for participants, while travel and booths come first for the industry.
· Exhibition participants prioritise three domains of action to make the tradeshow industry environmentally sustainable: “reduce the costs of sustainable materials/products/services available for use”, “develop new technologies or processes for problems such as waste, carbon emissions, etc.” and “develop education about sustainable events at all levels of the value chain (including visitors and exhibitors)”.
· 77% of exhibitors and 65% of visitors believe that “organisations that organise and set-up events” are responsible for helping the tradeshow industry improve its environmental impact. This responsibility also relies on exhibiting companies for 53% of exhibitors and 54% of visitors.
In line with UFI’s objective to provide vital data and best practices to
the entire exhibition industry, the full report can be downloaded at www.ufi.org/research
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