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The Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 15th Edition (July 2019)

The latest UFI / Business Strategies Group report on the trade fair industry in Asia has now been published complete with updated statistical information from 2018. Leaflet here… The Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 15th Edition (July 2019) – Leaflet Order form here… The Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 15th Edition (July 2019) –…

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Brexit and Advocacy to New Government: UK EIB’s Michael Hirst

As Boris Johnson was appointed new Prime Minister of the UK, Events Industry Board Chair Michael Hirst was speaking about Brexit and government involvement in the meetings and events industry. He also discussed how advocacy always has to start over again, engaging with new ministers after Cabinet reshuffle turnover. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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The Meetings Show Reports Best Numbers

The Meetings Show has reported best-ever exhibitor stand sales figures and the highest number of pre-scheduled appointments in its seven year history. The event kicked off with a conference attended by 350 hosted buyers. Overall revenue has increased by 20 percent year-on-year, with an 18 percent rise in international exhibitors. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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AIPC, ICCA and UFI Form Global Alliance

Iceberg partners AIPC (the International Association of Convention Centres), together with ICCA (the International Congress and Convention Association) and UFI (the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) have formed an alliance to collaborate on delivering comprehensive benefits to their respective members. Educational content, research, standards and advocacy will be the focus. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Hong Kong: SAR Still Safe and Still Stable for Meetings and Events

Any manifestation of political instability can have a devastating effect on a destination’s perceived attractiveness for staging major events. Stuart Bailey, the CEO of a Hong Kong-based exhibition and conference organiser, believes that international impressions of the special administrative region’s recent protests are overblown, and should not deter either business or leisure visitors. From UFI…

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Exhibitions: Thoughts on Transformation for Sector Stakeholders

You don’t have to be a doctor to change people’s lives! On June 5th, Global Exhibitions Day brought the industry together like never before. GED 2019 also saw the sector trying to quantify the huge transformative power of exhibitions as a medium, for entrepreneurs, businesses of all sizes, and destinations. From UFI…

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The Exhibition Industry and UN SDGs

On the occasion of 2019’s Global Exhibitions Day (GED), UFI, the industry’s global association, is launching a new report and online database. These will track initiatives and projects in the global exhibitions business shaped around the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. This resource, a first of its kind, aims to showcase work done…

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SEC Brings Glasgow £1.5m Per Day

The Scottish Event Campus has had its most successful year since 2014 and the Commonwealth Games. Trading turnover increased by 21 percent to £35.1 million, and contributed an average of £1.5 million per day to the Glasgow economy in 2018 – 19, a total of £457 million over the year. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Global Exhibitions Day Marked Around World

Record numbers of exhibition professionals around the world celebrated June 5, the fourth Global Exhibitions Day, which highlights how the industry generates $325 billion in total output globally and contributes $198 billion to GDP worldwide. An estimated 90 countries took part, according to preliminary data from Iceberg partner UFI, the sector’s global association. From PCMA…

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IMEX Gala Dinner Awards Presented

Professionals from right across the business events industry have been honoured in Frankfurt at the IMEX Gala Dinner. The 2019 JMIC Unity Award went to Joachim König, Director of Hannover Congress Centrum. Emile Coetzee from North-West University in South Africa won the MPI Foundation / Maritz Global Events Student Scholarship Award. From the Event…

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