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Exhibitions Day Draws Largest Ever Delegation to Capitol Hill

The fifth annual Exhibitions Day drew a record 125 attendees to Capitol Hill in Washington DC. The two-day event included a one-day update on legislative issues to be discussed in Congress. Those who carried the industry’s message to elected officials the following day included representatives from over twenty industry associations. From Meetings & Conventions…

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GED 2018: Australasian Exhibition Sector Growing

There is cause for optimism in the Australasian exhibition sector, according to the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s 2018 Market Monitor research. The headlines include year-on-year growth and higher satisfaction from exhibitors. Health, travel, education and business are seen as sectors with the greatest potential, while mining is in decline. From CIM News Magazine…

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GED 2018: 85 Countries Unite for Global Exhibitions Day

Exhibition professionals from around the world participated in record numbers during the third Global Exhibitions Day on June 6th. GED 2018 both showcased the industry’s major contribution to destination economies, and was the largest exhibitions advocacy event to date, with some 85 countries taking part according to UFI, the industry’s global association. From TSNN…

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GED 2018: Abu Dhabi Confident of Exhibitions Growth

The Chief Executive of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company says the emirate will be a “key player” in the growth of the exhibitions industry. Speaking on Global Exhibitions Day, Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri said ADNEC venues would “contribute to the growth and development of Abu Dhabi and the UAE”. From Association Meetings International…

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“Decent” Growth for Exhibitions, Says Research

Although underperforming against the wider economy, the exhibition industry continued to expand during the first quarter of 2018, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, which has published the first-quarter results of its periodic Index research report. The industry posted a “decent” year-over-year gain of 1.8 percent in the quarter. From Meetings & Conventions…

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GED 2018: UFI MD and CEO Kai Hattendorf

On Global Exhibitions Day the international sector joined in force to advocate for its future and also catch the attention of young professionals considering the industry. Every year tens of thousands of exhibitions are held worldwide, serving 4.4 million exhibiting companies and attracting 260 million visitors. From UFI Managing Director Kai Hattendorf via LinkedIn…

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GED 2018: UFI President Corrado Peraboni

On June 6th event professionals around the world celebrated Global Exhibitions Day. Corrado Peraboni, President of exhibition industry global association UFI, offers his insights on this international celebration of a €98 billion sector, and also on the industry’s impact and legacy on jobs, innovation and investment for hosting destinations. From PCMA…

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“Exhibitions Day” to Champion Sector on Capitol Hill

The Exhibitions Mean Business campaign will hold its fifth annual “Exhibitions Day” at Capitol Hill on June 5th and 6th to champion the impact that the industry has upon the US economy. According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, events contributed $91 billion to US GDP in 2017, an approximately $10 billion increase. From TSNN…

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Biggest Ever IMEX Opens in Frankfurt with WTTC Chief

The largest ever IMEX has opened in Frankfurt with over 40 first time exhibitors, including the Russian Convention Bureau and both the Uganda and Lebanon Ministries of Tourism. Speakers at the opening ceremony included IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom and Gloria Guevara Manzo, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (pictured). From Meetpie.com…

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Solid Growth on Show at the Largest Ever IMEX

As the global meetings industry gathers in Frankfurt, a market of solid growth and inspiring innovation will be the main takeaway according to Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group. This year’s IMEX is the largest ever, with Latin America’s space expanded by eight percent and Africa’s by seven percent. From Meetpie.com…

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Mary Larkin Elected UFI President 2019-20

UFI, the exhibition industry’s global association, has elected its first female and USA-based President. Mary Larkin (above right), Executive Vice President of Portland-based Diversified Communications, will serve for the 2019-20 term, after both incoming President Craig Newman (left) and the current President Corrado Peraboni (centre). From CIM News Magazine…

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IMEX 2018: Five Themes for the Meetings Industry

IMEX 2018 is currently underway in Frankfurt. One of the greatest meetings industry exhibitions, the event also showcases key trends and advancements in the sector. The Iceberg’s favourite topic, legacy, is the main theme this year, but also making headlines are: event tech, wellness, live and experiential, and CSR and sustainability. From tmf dialogue marketing…

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