The event attracted more than 21,000 participants. Sustainable development and technological innovation were in focus.
The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is taking the next step in its business diversification strategy with the strategic assets transfer of tourism business unit from Etihad Airways to ADNEC Group.
DigiTech ASEAN Thailand 2021 goes online for the second year in a row from 24th to 26th November 2021.
As part of a joint effort to curb carbon emissions, GL events will lease 8,000 m2 in Hall 8 at Viparis’s Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition complex to store equipment for building stands at the Première Vision Paris trade shows, a global event for fashion professionals
The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) today announced its pledge to Net Zero Carbon Events, a promising to produce a net zero carbon footprint events by 2050 as it creates and supports a greener future for the MICE industry.
Around 350 UFI members from around 40 countries and regions attended the 88th UFI Global Congress, which took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 3 to 6 November, under the main theme “Together again”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Speakers from across the region and beyond provided
updates and insights into topics as diverse as government policy updates, best
practices on adapting events to the current context, and opportunities and
trends. Meanwhile, industry experts covered global opportunities from a Latin
Open to all industry professionals, the conference was attended by 200 exhibition industry leaders from 35 countries. Colombian-based Incontacto provided the platform which offered simultaneous translations in Spanish, English and Portuguese and allowed delegates to network face-to-face and continue discussions in between keynotes. More interactivity and engagement were provided by Beekast.
The event was hosted at Corferias, Bogota, where Arango was joined in person by UFI’s LatAm Chapter chair José (Pepe) Navarro Meneses (Tarsus, Mexico) and vice-chair Raul Strauss (Fexpocruz, Bolivia). The Chapter leadership took the opportunity of the visit to meet with colleagues from Afida and UFI members in Colombia to discuss the ongoing crisis and how UFI can support the region in the coming months.
Several speakers focused on the new reality organisers must adapt to in the digital event space. Francisco Sotomayor, managing director of GL events Chile, shared experiences from the digital edition of one of his major shows – Expomin – and how they managed to deploy a subscription model to better serve clients. “We are still trying to find ways to monetise our events, and the subscription model is an option to generate revenue whilst adapting to our clients’ needs,” he says.
Andrés López Valderrama, executive president at Corferias, talked about the new competencies companies must embrace to respond to crisis and change at this time of uncertainty. For him, the top priorities are talent management, mental health, and customer focus and retention, as well as opportunities to help organisations respond to any future threat or change in the ecosystem.
Rolf Pickert, CEO of Messe Muenchen do Brasil, focused on lessons learned from organising several types of digital engagements with clients. “Hybrid solutions are a part of life; they are nothing to be scared of,” he says.
The conference provided updates on the reopening of the region, with some countries already up and running, and others struggling to secure a “go date”. Exhibitions are the fastest of fast tracks to economic recovery, and government recognition and support are essential. Fatima Facuri, Brazilian Associations of Event Companies, Abeoc, confirms: “Exhibitions and business events have a huge role to play in our economic recovery (after Covid).”
UFI’s Arango says: “Of course, we would have preferred to meet in person, but this year’s conference offered positive outcomes in terms of lessons learned and a view to what’s coming next. On behalf of the UFI team, I want to thank the speakers and panellists for delivering such compelling and valuable content. UFI members can catch up on all the sessions in the member section of the website, once the event platform closes.”
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