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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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IMEX Gala Dinner Awards Recognise Legacy

The importance of legacy and the many ways it can be achieved was the focus of the IMEX 2018 Gala Dinner Awards. The social legacy of Karen Bolinger, Melbourne Convention Bureau CEO, won her the JMIC Unity Award. And the legacies of Jane E. Schuldt and Paul Flackett were also remembered. From Meetpie.com…

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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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