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Kai Hattendorf Summarises Discussions at AHK World Conference

UFI CEO Kai Hattendorf gives a recap of the hot topics among policymakers, national associations and the international chambers during the AHK World Conference, including how Germany can continue to build on the strong track record that has enabled them to become one of the leading global exhibition markets next to the US and China…

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One Month Until Global Exhibitions Day

Global Exhibitions Day is held annually on the first Wednesday of June to drive visibility of the Exhibition Industry locally, regionally and on a global scale. In recent years, it saw activations and activities from industry players in over 100 countries and regions around the world. Learn more about GED and how to get involved…

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UFI Appoints Peirui Tan to Advocacy Role

FORMER Business Event Sydney director for Europe and North America, Peirui Tan, has joined exhibitions industry association UFI to manage advocacy and alliance initiatives. Tan will work with UFI members and partners to drive advocacy efforts for the global exhibitions industry. From mixmeetings.com…

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The Honest Broker: China Unlocks Investor Confidence in BE Sector

The Iceberg meets Mayfield Merger Strategies (MMS) owner, Steve Monnington, to understand the surge of private equity investments in the sector revealed this month including Blackstone’s $4.6bn takeover of Cvent, Providence Equity Partners’ acquisition of Hyve, and Informa’s trade acquisition of Tarsus.  Monnington: ‘There’s a lot of money looking for a home…’   Further…

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Events Sector Finally Getting Recognition – What’s Next?

It took a pandemic for governments to realise the value of business events. Now the sector has to keep up its advocacy and collaboration efforts. At the recent UFI Asia-Pacific Conference 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, leaders in the Asia’s events and exhibitions space shared about their effective advocacy strategies and learnings… From Meetings & Conventions…

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AMI Podcast | Kai Hattendorf on Net Zero Carbon Events

‘The Net Zero Carbon Events initiative is the collective effort of the global events industry, to make sure that our sector can do its part in that important journey to net zero to combat climate change. It is by now the most global, most inclusive initiative our industry has ever seen…’ From Association Meetings International…

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UFI European Conference Celebrates Women in Exhibitions

The upcoming UFI European Conference in Maastricht will be collaborating with Women in Exhibitions to honour women’s accomplishments in the exhibition industry. The Conference’s keynote speaker on 15 June will be Ann Daniels, a polar explorer and motivational speaker, who will share her story and leadership lessons with UFI’s delegates. From Exhibition World…

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UFI Global Exhibition Barometer 30th Edition (January 2023)

This study is based on a global survey, concluded in January 2023. It represents up-to-date information on the development and outlook of the global exhibition industry as well as on 21 markets and regions. The results highlight the quickening pace of the industry’s recovery in 2022 and a positive outlook for 2023. From UFI…

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