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 scale of the exhibition industry, how it benefits the economy and the variety of career opportunities this industry has to offer. As with previous GED events, industry professionals and students around the world have been very active in the GED online campaign and many organisations are preparing numerous local events for GED18.
This is a call for action!
GED is a campaign where everybody can join in. It’s easy as 1-2-3:
1. Click here ( www.globalexhibitionsday.org ) and choose your preferred materials among those provided online;
2. Share them on your social media channels on June 6, using the hashtag #GED18. You can use the infographics for free, or make it personal: just download the logo, print it and take a selfie;
3. Encourage your colleagues to be active too.
You still have time to arrange a GED gathering, a breakfast, a run – whatever works – with your team to celebrate our industry! But don’t forget to upload your activities onto the GED Tool so that you won’t miss the chance to win #GEDawards.
Click here to out more about the GEDawards 2018.
So join us on June 6, and help us raise the profile of the global exhibitions industry.
Background on GED
Global Exhibitions Day (GED) is a joint initiative by more than 40 exhibition industry associations around the world, created in 2016 by UFI. Always held on the first Wednesday in June, this year’s celebrations are scheduled for 6 June.
The aim of GED is to raise the profile of our sector as one of the most vital contributors to economic growth in cities, regions, and countries, through activities by exhibition industry associations and companies all around the world.
With 260 million visitors and 4.4 million exhibitors generating €98bn revenues every year, GED highlights the positive impact of exhibitions on jobs, business, innovation and local investment. UFI estimates that half of exhibition spending benefits host territories directly, and the other half benefits the exhibitions industry, creating or maintaining hundreds of thousands of jobs.