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In-Person Events Are More Popular Than Ever

From German Convention Bureau: MMGY Global released new findings from wave IV of its study “Portrait of European Meeting & Convention Travel”, for which event planners and event attendees from Europe were surveyed in late 2023. The study – supported by the GCB and other partners – underscores Germany’s top position among European meeting destinations,…

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3rd UFI Industry Partners Benchmark Survey 2023

Developed by the UFI Industry Partners Working Group, the survey benchmarks and assesses the relationships between industry partners/suppliers and exhibition organisers/venues. It also identifies areas for improvement with regard to collaboration. For the 3rd survey, around 190 companies contributed to the project, the majority of whom are from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Some key…

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New UFI Director: Eventprofs ‘Bullish’ Despite Global Crises

From ExpoPlatform: Martha Donato, regional director for North America, pointed to the upcoming “volatile” US election as an example before claiming “the show will go on”. She spoke to ExpoPlatform after taking on the position for the recently established chapter in the leading association for the exhibition industry. Martha, who is also president of MAD…

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5 June 2024

Global Exhibitions Day 2024

The ninth edition of Global Exhibitions Day (GED) will be held under the theme “Exhibitions are catalysts to sustainable futures”. Celebrated annually on the first Wednesday of June, all interested in increasing the visibility of the exhibitions industry regionally and on a global scale are invited to participate. The GED 2024 theme reinforces the role…

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Letter From the UFI President: February Edition

Dear colleagues, dear friends, I am writing these lines as I am leaving the beautiful city of Amsterdam, where I spent a few days both with the UFI leadership for our first major meetings of the year and of course for this year’s Global CEO Summit. For me, this week confirmed two beliefs that I…

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UFI Global Exhibition Barometer 32nd Edition (January 2024)

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has released the latest 32nd edition of its flagship Global Exhibition Barometer research which takes the pulse of the industry. The results highlight that in most markets around the world the exhibition industry fully recovered from the pandemic slump in 2023, with revenues reaching a comparable level…

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Business Events Need Face Recognition

2024 will see the Business Events Industry exceed pre-pandemic levels of turnover and attendance as the demand for in-person business, professional, and policy engagement continues with alacrity. But as PCMA CEO, Sherrif Karamat famously reminded The Iceberg at the beginning of the recovery, “the time to buy an umbrella is when the sun shines.” So…

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Theme and Key Pillars Announced for GED 2024

From Exhibition World: The ninth edition of Global Exhibitions Day (GED), facilitated by UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, will be held on 5 June 2024 under the theme ‘Exhibitions are catalysts to sustainable futures’. Celebrated annually on the first Wednesday of June, all interested in increasing the visibility of the exhibitions industry…

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CloserStill Media Acquires Majority Stake in Trailblazer Summits

From Exhibition World: Global event organiser CloserStill Media has acquired a majority stake in the Trailblazer Summits group in Germany. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Trailblazer Summits GmbH (Trailblazer Summits) produces a series of two-day, content-led confex events serving several key German market verticals including logistics, accounting, procurement, digital marketing and construction….

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Carter: “Informa Delivered a Standout Performance in 2023”

From Exhibition World: The international B2B events, digital services and academic markets group Informa plc has issued a trading update confirming a strong performance in 2023 and confidence of further growth in 2024. Subject to audit, the group said the 2023 growth in underlying revenues could be around 30%. Reported revenue was £3,165m+ and adjusted…

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Industry Organisations Unite to Form Exhibitions Industry Collective

Today the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) announces the creation of the Exhibitions Industry Collective to drive awareness on key issues within the exhibitions ecosystem. The Exhibitions Industry Collective is comprised of six key industry organizations including ECA, Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA), Experiential Designers & Producers Association (EDPA), International Association of Exhibitions &…

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ECA Releases 2024 Public Policy Agenda

From Conference & Meetings World: With US Congress nearing its return and state legislatures starting to gavel in nationwide, the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) industry lobby group has released its 2024 public policy agenda in the United States. ECA’s alliance partners and board of directors have identified five key areas of focus for the…

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