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Euro Fair Statistics 2016

Drawing on official data from 14 national trade fair bodies who guarantee the quality of the statistics they have provided, UFI’s latest report compiles statistics on 2,590 exhibitions covering a total of 27.4 million square metres of registered rented space in 2016. The report shows a notable increase of 7% in terms of the total…

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The Role Of Exhibitions In The Marketing Mix, UFI Online Course

An introduction to the unique role of exhibitions throughout history in the promotion of business relations, products and services. Ideal for industry colleagues who would like to get some more information on the history and development of our industry, sales approaches, marketing strategies and many things more, this 16-hours programme is available to all for downloading…

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Exhibition Industry to Grow 4 Percent in 5 Years

The global exhibitions market is predicted to grow by four percent by 2021, with Southeast Asia a key region for new business. The news comes in Globex 2017, an annual report from AMR International. The US is the largest market, China is second, with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Macau and the Philippines growing fast. From Meetpie.com…

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Madrid’s IFEMA Aiming for 3m Visitors in 2017

Demonstrating the buoyancy of the exhibition industry, Madrid convention and exhibition complex IFEMA has said it should see three million visitors in 2017. Its revenue is forecast at €112.5 million, which represents more than 100 trade shows and congresses and over 500 events in all, including the 12,000 delegate World Dental Congress. From Association Meetings International…

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Exhibition Industry Growth Accelerates in Q2 2017

Exhibition industry growth accelerated during Q2, rising from 1.6 percent in Q1 to 2.9 percent (year-on-year). The news from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research reverses a fall of 0.3 percent in Q4 2016. It means exhibitions now outperform the macroeconomy. Revenue, attendees, exhibition space and exhibitor numbers are all up. From Meetings & Conventions…

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1 March 2018

UFI Asia-Pacific Conference (Open Seminar) 2018, Kuala Lumpur

Over the past 13 editions, this conference has been the most important gathering of Asian exhibition industry leaders. This fast-paced, two day event is geared towards providing industry updates and insights from across the region, combined with quality networking and unique cultural experiences.

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24 January 2018

Global CEO Summit (GCS) 2018, Cannes, France

BY INVITATION ONLY.  The Global CEO Summit, the GCS, is one of UFI’s most prestigious events and takes place each year in the last week of January.  This is an exclusive meeting as only the CEOs or equivalent of global exhibition organizing companies and exhibition venues are permitted to attend.

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Sector Marks Global Exhibitions Day 2017

Exhibition industry professionals right around the world joined together to mark the second Global Exhibitions Day, an event spotlighting the sector as a key driver of economic growth. UFI – the global association of the exhibition industry – logged reports during the day from 75 countries and regions on their activities. Photo: HITEX Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad, India. From Association Meetings International…

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IMEX 2017: Final Day, Final Thoughts

IMEX is now over for another year. The last day may be like Sunday at the Glastonbury Festival – perhaps with slightly less mud – but in amongst the networking frenzy and preparations for a return to reality, take a quiet moment to appreciate IMEX’s spiritual home… the German city of Frankfurt. From the editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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IMEX 2017 “Largest and Most Innovative Ever”

JMIC Unity Award winner and IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom has called IMEX 2017 “our largest and most innovative show ever”. Close to 9,000 hosted buyers and visitors attended the event in Frankfurt. Total appointments between buyers and the show’s 3,500 exhibitors rose to 68,500. And IMEX took a more experiential approach this year with EduMonday. From Meetpie.com…

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