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Euro Fair Statistics 2019 (December 2020)

Data now released by Iceberg partner UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, identifies the European exhibition market’s development in twenty one countries. The certified data is gathered by a network of thirteen collaborating industry bodies from across the continent. The events examined showcased 643,738 exhibiting companies. Statistics in the report cover 2,416 exhibitions…

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Hong Kong to Expand Exhibition Space

The Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association has welcomed the HKSAR Government’s recent recognition of the exhibition industry and also its commitment to expanding meeting space. A plan is now on the table to redevelop three Wan Chai North government towers and the Kong Wan Fire Station into new venues. From Exhibition World…

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Livercool Conference Uses SMART Testing

COVID-19 SMART tests (Systematic Meaningful Asymptomatic Repeated Testing) were successfully used at the Livercool Conference 2020 for the first time. After mass testing of 90,000 Liverpool residents in early November, Liverpool City Council partnered with venue ACC Liverpool and Downtown in Business on the approach. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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BestCities Global Forum Held as Hybrid

The 2020 Global Forum of Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance has been held, mixing physical and digital elements to create a unique hybrid event for over 128 delegates around the world. The meeting saw the launching of BestCities Global Forum Madrid 2021, anticipated since its postponement this year. From Meetings International…

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UFI Releases Annual Euro Fair Statistics

The global association of the exhibition industry and Iceberg partner UFI has just released the eleventh edition of its annual Euro Fair Statistics. The research includes data from thirteen trade fair bodies in 21 European countries and covers 2,416 exhibitions from 803 planners, totalling 25.5 million square metres rented in 2019. From Exhibition World…

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Calgary’s BMO Centre Reaches Hall Milestone

The BMO Convention Centre has completed construction of new Exhibition Hall F, which will offer 100,000 square feet of exhibition space. The total venue expansion is to cost $500 million. Funded equally by federal, provincial and municipal government, the facility will upon completion be Western Canada’s largest convention centre. From Exhibition World…

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UFI’s Global Congress Was Largest Ever

Iceberg partner UFI, global association for the exhibition industry, says the virtual meeting it recently held was the largest edition ever. The 87th UFI Global Congress was attended by approximately 700 members from over fifty countries, exceeding the record set last year in Bangkok, Thailand. More than 1,200 connections were registered. From Exhibition World…

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Global Exhibitions Back 78 Percent by 2022

The global exhibition market size is likely to drop by $19.9 billion, with a total year-end contraction of about 69 percent. That’s according to the twelfth edition of market assessment Globex. By 2022, the report expects the global market to have bounced back to 78 percent of its 2019 size. From Exhibition World…

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Planners’ Travel Budget Concerns in Survey

Shrinking budgets for travel and “increasingly difficult” visa issues are among the biggest concerns among planners of international association meetings, according to a survey. The Union of International Associations has released findings from its latest Survey on International Meetings Issues. From Association Meetings International…

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