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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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The Exhibitionists: new podcast launch World

Two leading commentators from the global trade show industry, Stephanie Selesnick and Antony Reeve-Crook, have launched a podcast, The Exhibitionists. Three editions are now available and feature interviews with the founder of a leading trade show dedicated to the legitimate cannabis distribution industry, the president of industry association UFI, and senior executives from exhibition organisers making waves in Latin America. “Given our exposure to the...

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UFI opens Next Generation Leadership Grant programme for 2019 World

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has launched its 2019 Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Grant and is inviting talented industry professionals from around the world to apply. Now in its fourth year, the UFI NGL Grant promotes next generation leadership in the exhibition industry, rewarding professionals who demonstrate clear initiative in driving change and innovation in their area of activity. The 2019 NGL...

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Shenzhen World signs multi-year Diamond Sponsorship Agreement with UFI Asia

UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has officially announced that Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shenzhen World) will join its exclusive roster of UFI Diamond Sponsors. UFI President Craig Newman and General Manager of Shenzhen World Mr Ma Jun signed the agreement during UFI’s recent Global Congress in St Petersburg. Once finished, Shenzhen World – a project by the Shenzhen Municipal Government...

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Qatar National Tourism Council signs multi-year Diamond Sponsorship deal with UFI Middle EastWorld

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has signed up the Qatar’s National Tourism Council (NTC) as a Diamond Sponsor. The parties have also signed an accompanying Framework Agreement, which looks at ways to develop the exhibition industry in Qatar. NTC joins the top tier of UFI Diamond Sponsors, which entails year-round promotion and engagement with UFI’s global network of members. The agreement will...

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