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Sustainability Hub for Events – A New AI Tool – Launched

From Trade Show Executive: Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE), the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe and Gevme collaborated to launch the Sustainability Hub for Events. The new platform utilizes AI to simplify sustainability guidelines into actionable steps for events. Sustainability Hub for Events works by indexing events’ data to create customized…

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Informa ‘Changes Gears’ as it Delivers 10% Growth

From Exhibition World: International trade show organiser Informa’s latest trading update is reporting growth of over 10%. The statement coincided with the group’s Annual General Meeting and confirmed continuing strong growth. Stephen A. Carter (pictured), group chief executive, Informa, said: “The Informa Group has changed gears and we are now delivering 10%+ growth.” He added:…

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Economic Impact of Exhibitions in the UK | 2023

From Events Industry Alliance: The business events industry helped to boost the UK economy by £10.9 billion in 2023, according to a new economic report by the Events Industry Alliance (EIA). Marija Erzen, co-owner, Solutions 2 (UK) Ltd, ESSA and EIA chair, commented, “We are delighted with the results of our latest economic impact report….

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Exhibitions Contributed £10.9bn to UK Economy in 2023

From M&IT: The exhibitions industry helped to boost the UK economy by £10.9 billion in 2023, according to a new economic report by the Events Industry Alliance (EIA). A total of 1,016 exhibitions in the UK in 2023 involved approximately 6.9 million visitors and 131,000 exhibitors. This generated £4.8bn of direct spending, which works out…

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RX Releases Sustainability Roadmap Detailing Path to Net Zero by 2040

From Trade Show Executive: As a founding member of the events industry’s Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge, which was launched in 2021, RX prioritizes and champions sustainability. Since 2018, it has successfully seen a 45% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 location-based emissions. RX’s Sustainability Roadmap was guided by the Net Zero Carbon Events…

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GSMA’s Mobile World Congress Continues to Set Pace of Change

From Forbes, by Sarwant Singh: As a foresighting expert, I love going to large Mega shows like MWC and CES to witness the remarkable advancements that will shape our future. For me, this event holds a personal significance as it sets the stage for commercializing groundbreaking technologies in the coming years. At the MWC this…

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UFI/BSG Report Shows Asia Exhibition Market Rebounding

From Exhibition World: A new UFI/BSG report on the trade fair industry in Asia compares regional markets in 2022, when Covid was still affecting many Asian markets, with 2019 and finds that space sold dropped by 87% to approximately 3.2m. sqm over the period. The massive drop is attributed to China’s restrictive Covid-zero policy. The…

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Meetings Industry Must ‘Change Narrative’ on Sustainable Aviation

From Association Meetings International: Meeting and events leaders must influence the conversation around sustainable aviation as companies implement carbon budgets that threaten to hit delegate numbers. That was the plea from Mariela Bazan, from the Event Industry Council, who was chairing a session on the environmental impact of conference flights at the 62nd ICCA Congress,…

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UK Exhibitions Drive £9.4bn in Trade According to EIA Report

From Exhibition News: The UK exhibitions industry generates £9.4bn in trade, attracts 6.1 million global visitors and provides 99,000 jobs, according to the latest Economic Impact Study from the Events Industry Alliance (EIA). This report, the fourth of its kind, was first compiled in 2005 by KPMG and updated by Oxford Economics using the same…

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Shuttering of NACS Points to Growing Association Industry Challenges

From TSNN: After 35 years, the National Association of Consumer Shows (NACS) is closing its doors. Founded in 1988 for the advancement of the consumer show industry and to further the growth and professionalism of those involved in consumer show production, including show organizers, venues, decorators, advertising agencies and insurance companies, NACS focused on meeting…

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Lisa Hannant on Female Empowerment, Speaking Up & Being Authentic

From Exhibit News Now: It’s a familiar story within the events industry: Like many trade show professionals, Lisa Hannant fell into the industry by chance, realized she loved it and never looked back. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do, only that I didn’t want to go into the city and finance, which is…

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AIME Wins at the Australian Event Awards

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has been awarded Best Exhibition or Trade Show at the 2023 Australian Event Awards & Symposium. At a gala event held at the Highline Venue in Bankstown, NSW, on 13 September, AIME received the prestigious award, cementing its position as the flagship trade show for the meetings…

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