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UFI and EMECA renew and strengthen the European Exhibition Industry Alliance World

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and EMECA, the European Major Exhibition Center Association, have agreed to extend the European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA), which aims to represent the interests of the exhibition industry to EU stakeholders in Brussels. The joint agreement has been extended for another three years and given increased resources. Barbara Weizsäcker will continue as secretary general. “Since it was...

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ADNEC joins the Global Exhibitions Day celebrations Middle EastWorld

Global Exhibitions Day (GED) is marked 6 June as a strategic global event aimed at highlighting the significant contributions made by the MICE sector worldwide. Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) was one of the main supporters of the GED initiative, which began in 2016 and is now supported by 40 exhibition industry associations and coordinated by UFI, the Global Association of the exhibition industry. Humaid...

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Celebrating Global Exhibitions Day 2018 #letsGEDtogether VideosWorld

Always held on the first Wednesday in June, Global Exhibitions Day 2018 (#GED18) kicks off today, 6 June. You still have time get involved, celebrating the exhibition industry and everyone who works in it! GED is actively supported by more than 40 associations as of today, and coordinated by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. GED aims to raise awareness on a global...

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#GED18: AEFI launches ‘The Power of Italian Exhibitions’ EuropeWorld

Global Exhibitions Day 2018 (#GED18) kicks off today, 6 June. This year, AEFI explores the value of the Italian trade fair system as a hub for generating economic value for the country. After the success of the first two editions, which involved thousands of sector professionals from 74 countries, Global Exhibitions Day has now become an international annual event. Global Exhibitions Day – which came...

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UFI shines light on sustainable development at forum in Orlando World

After three consecutive years in Asia, UFI Educational Forum will organise its 8th UFI Educational Forum on Sustainable Development in Orlando (USA) from 6-7 August 2018. Open to all industry professionals, the event provides an ideal setting to exchange knowledge about the most important drivers for implementing sustainability in the event industry: engagement, collaboration and measurement. “As Head of Sustainability in a leading global events...

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CEIR 2018 Q1 insights reveal continued growth within exhibition industry  World

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has announced 2018 first quarter index results, reporting that the recent growth of the exhibition industry continued during the first quarter of 2018. The performance of the industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, posted a decent year-over-year gain of 1.8 per cent (see Figure 1), even though it underperformed the macroeconomy (see Figure 2). “The increase...

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State of the global events market: Tips, insights and trends Expert OpinionWorld

Following her trip to IMEX in Frankfurt in mid-May, Masha Boh (pictured), business development manager at The Brewery, discusses the state of the global events market – offering tips, insights and trends. What is the state of the global events market? IMEX18 felt busier than usual, with buyers from all over the world congregating in the German financial capital. The most common clients I met were from...

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AEO strengthens partnership with the Exhibition Network EuropeWorld

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) has announced that it will be taking on more of a formal role in marketing the activities of the Exhibition Network, an informal, social meet-up for exhibition organisers. There will be three social get togethers throughout the year, one in the summer, one before Christmas and one in the New Year coinciding with the AEO Forums. The Exhibition Network...

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Going global EuropeFeaturesWorld

Germany is home to many of the world’s leading events, but now more than ever it is taking its shows abroad.  – Words by Antony Reeve-Crook While many of the world’s largest private organisers are based in the UK, the biggest shows in the world take place in Germany. According to AUMA, the German exhibition industry association, two thirds of the world’s leading international trade...

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Barnett to depart Reed Exhibitions World

Following an internal restructure, it has been confirmed that senior exhibitions director of the IBTM Events portfolio, Graeme Barnett, will leave the company at the end of May after 22 years with Reed Exhibitions. “I leave with a sense of excitement for the future and a sense of pride in the past,” said Barnett. “I am looking forward to reconnecting with the many colleagues that...

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