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HK: International Exhibitors Spend 75 Percent More Per Visit

The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association has released findings from the latest biennial Economic Impact Study on the value of the city’s exhibition industry to its economy. They show that international exhibitors and exhibition visitors significantly outspent general overnight tourists in 2016, by around 75 percent and 66 percent more respectively. From CIM News Magazine…

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UFI World Map of Exhibition Venues (November 2017)

UFI’s World Map of Exhibition Venues (November 2017) reveals that the total venue space available for exhibitions has grown 7.4 percent in the last six years, from 32,500,000 to 34,900,000 square metres (gross indoor exhibition space, venues over 5,000 square metres). The fastest growth is in venues offering more than 100,000 square metres, a rise of…

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Meetings Industry Mourns Paul Flackett

IMEX Group Managing Director Paul Flackett, a meetings industry pioneer whose career spanned over three decades, has died after a long illness. Flackett worked with Ray Bloom to found EIBTM in 1987. He worked with Bloom again on the launch of IMEX in 2001, continuing the partnership through to launching IMEX America in 2011. From Association Meetings International…

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Global Exhibition Venue Space Still Growing

UFI’s World Map of Exhibition Venues 2017 reveals that the total venue space available for exhibitions has grown 7.4 percent in the last six years. The fastest growth is in venues offering more than 100,000 square metres. Asia now boasts more space than North America, and Europe has the most globally. From CIM News Magazine…

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84th UFI Global Conference: Sharing Best Practice

Over 400 event professionals from over 50 countries attended the 84th UFI Global Congress in Johannesburg. Industry success stories were shared at the Best Practices Special Interest Group session, with a focus on education, marketing, operations and service, sustainable development, and technology. The 2017 UFI Award winners are all global leaders in these fields. From the Event…

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Marina Bay Sands and WWF Partner on Sustainability Legacy

As ITB Asia took place at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, with 940 exhibitors attending from 113 countries, Marina Bays Sands and the World Wide Fund for Nature announced a sustainability partnership to improve the responsible procurement of seafood within the resort. The project is also supporting four aquaculture farms in Malaysia. From CIM News Magazine…

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Five Factors Shaping the Global Exhibition Industry

At the recent EEAA Global Exchange in Sydney, Australia, Kai Hattendorf – the CEO of the global association of the exhibition industry (UFI) – outlined five factors he believes will be shaping the sector over the coming years. He also warned that exhibitions need to ‘switch gear’. From the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia…

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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…

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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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