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UFI Global CEO Summit Pope Francis Vatican Address: Full Text

Attendees at the recent UFI Global CEO Summit in Rome were granted a private audience in the Vatican’s Sala Clementina with Pope Francis. His Holiness said that trade fairs and exhibitions were benefitting regional economies while “showcasing to the wider world the rich diversity and beauty of local cultures and ecosystems”. From UFI…

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The Exhibition Industry and UN SDGs (2nd Edition, December 2019)

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has updated its database of initiatives and projects from the exhibition industry that support the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. This resource showcases work done by organisers, venues, and service providers alike. It was initiated by the UFI Working Group on Sustainability and put together…

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Economic Impact of Exhibitions in the United Kingdom

Working with sister associations the Association of Event Venues (AEV) and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA). the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) has compiled an economic impact study defining and measuring the significance of exhibitions to the UK economy. Using the Size and Scale Index for Events (SASiE) data, this new report was…

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The Exhibition Industry in Latin America (November 2019)

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has launched its first in-depth research study of the sector landscape in Latin America. The Exhibition Industry in Latin America provides neutral, up-to-date information, and will support the future activities of UFI members and the wider industry in the region. The first edition of the research was…

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IBTM World 2019 Sees New Exhibitors Double

In advance of IBTM World 2019, just staged in Barcelona, interest from new exhibitors more than doubled compared to 2018. More than 2,600 exhibitors took stands at the Iceberg partner event, 35 of them coming from destinations that hadn’t before, including Greece, Azerbaijan, Macau, South Korea and Croatia. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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UFI’s Next Generation of Leaders Grant 2019 Winners: Part II

Every year Iceberg partner UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, gives young and emerging sector talent the chance to advance via its Next Generation of Leaders Grant sponsored by Freeman. In the second of two-parts, the last two of the five 2019 awardees talk about what NGL mentoring means for them. From UFI…

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Euro Fair Statistics 2018 (October 2019)

Data released by UFI, the exhibition industry’s global association, shows that the sector is still experiencing intensifive international business growth. This latest edition of Euro Fairs Statistics tracks development across 24 countries of the European exhibition market, based on certified data gathered by a network of 14 collaborating industry bodies around the continent. Euro Fair…

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Incentive Travel and the Potential Disincentive of Flight Shame

The Swedish concept of “flygskam” or “flight shame” is starting to affect air travel. So says new research from UBS, which claims that one person in five is actively reducing the flights they take for environmental reasons. What do event professionals make of the possible impact, on incentive travel especially? From Conference & Incentive Travel via AIME…

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UFI’s Next Generation of Leaders Grant 2019 Winners: Part I

Every year Iceberg partner UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, gives young and emerging sector talent the chance to advance via its Next Generation of Leaders Grant sponsored by Freeman. In the first of a two-part series, three of the five 2019 awardees talk about what NGL mentoring means for them. From UFI…

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