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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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UFI World Map Of Exhibition Venues (2023 Edition)

From UFI: Want to know about the global venue landscape, where to take your show, which countries /cities host the most exhibition space? For the first time, this edition of the report was prepared by jwc GmbH, in close cooperation with UFI. In line with UFI’s mission to provide vital data to the entire industry,…

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Meeting UFI’s new Mr President

From Exhibition World: Paul Colston gets new UFI president and CEO of dmg events Geoff Dickinson’s views on the state of the industry and the association’s strategy going into 2024… How do you assess the recent UFI Congress in Las Vegas, its highlights and the key questions and challenges that arose from the sessions and…

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Kai Hattendorf – 5 Trends to watch in 2024

From UFI: It took our face-to-face industry only two years to essentially recover from the most serious pandemic in more than a century. In addition, the industry has managed to deal with global inflationary pressures not seen in a generation. On top of that, we have faced new wars and growing geopolitical tensions. Despite all…

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24 June 2024

UFI-Exhibition Management School (Jun-Jul 2024), Online

UFI and MBB-Consulting Group (MBB) are working to provide this industry education programme for exhibition organisers: the UFI-Exhibition Management School (UFI-EMS). The curriculum was developed jointly with the UFI community, making it a programme designed by exhibition organisers for exhibition organisers. Target Group: Mid to Senior representatives from Exhibition Organising Companies; Language: English; Format: Online…

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