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Calling Early Birds for Birmingham! World

UFI brings its European Conference to Birmingham, UK, 15-17 May 2019 and Early Bird registration is open until 15 March. http://www.ufievent.org/birmingham2019/registration Under the theme, The Organisers’ Future: Challenging Business Models,  the global exhibition industry’s largest annual European event will focus on what’s in store for organisers in Europe and beyond. The first international conference for the industry in post-Brexit Britain will look at ways and...

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New UFI Barometer reports turnover increase across the global industry World

Between mid-2018 and the end of 2019, a majority of exhibition companies from all four global regions indicated Gross Turnover increases, according to the latest edition of UFI’s Global Exhibition Industry Barometer. UFI is the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry, and its research takes a regular pulse of the industry. The new data indicates the positive outlook is especially strong in both the Asia/Pacific and Middle East/Africa...

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UFI expands its Paris HQ team World

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, is expanding its team at its Paris headquarters with two new staff appointments. Malgorzata Kozlowska (pictured) joins the association as Event and Project Coordinator, while Frankie Edwards takes on the role of Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Kozlowska will focus on supporting and managing UFI’s roster of events around the world. She holds a degree in tourism and has experience...

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Future focus for UFI 2019 European Conference in Birmingham World

The focus of UFI’s 2019 European Conference in Birmingham (UK) this May will be on the future of exhibition organisers. Registration for the event, which takes place 15–17 May, is now open. Under a conference theme of ‘The Organisers’ Future’, the UFI debate will take up from last year where over 220 exhibition industry professionals from 35 countries attended the European Conference in Verona (Italy)....

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Apply by 1 March 2019 for UFI’s NGL Grant World

A reminder that applications are open for global trade fair association UFI’s Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Grant. The 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.  https://www.exhibitionworld.co.uk/2018/11/27/ufi-opens-next-generation-leadership-grant-programme-for-2019/ Now in its fourth year, the programme is spread over 18 months (starting May 2019), allowing participants to continue to fulfil daily...

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UFI Awards 2019 now open for entries World

The UFI Awards 2019 are open for entry, calling for eventprofs who can share their best practice examples with the global exhibition industry. The Awards will feature the following categories and topics: Digital Innovation: “What is Digital Innovation for you?” Human Resources: “Employer Branding. How to attract and retain key skills” Marketing: “Best Influencer Campaign“ Operations & Services Award: “Productivity improvements in operations and services...

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UFI’s Kai Hattendorf reflects on the 2018 Global Congress Expert Opinion

Kai Hattendorf, UFI Managing Director, reflects on the 2018 UFI Global Congress in St Petersburg.   UFI concluded our Global Congress in St Petersburg at the end of last year, where we welcomed 450 delegates from 54 countries and regions. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect, network and learn, and it was also an amazing experience for the whole UFI team to deliver the...

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New Year, new look and new strategy for JMIC World

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has set a new course for the New Year, including a new Charter, revised constitution and streamlined Strategic Plan. The new approach was agreed at JMIC’s final meeting of 2018, where members reached a consensus on a number of key structural changes intended to guide the ongoing development of the industry representation body. The new Charter sets out the...

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UFI to take its April MEA conference to Dubai Middle East

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has announced its regional conference in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region will take place on 8-9 April at Dubai World Trade Centre. The theme for the 2019 conference will be ‘Embracing change, looking forward to the future’, and the event will bring together exhibition professionals from the MEA region to discuss opportunities related to ongoing...

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Highlights from the 85th UFI Congress in St Petersburg Expert Opinion

EW asked Howard Klein (pictured below), moderator for the 85th UFI Global Congress in St Petersburg, to pick out his highlights of the event.   Having been to Russia many times, I was keen to see how the St Petersburg UFI Congress would go; and I was pleased to support it from the stage. These are my brief takeaways. World competitiveness expert Stephane Garelli delivered a fast...

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