Global Exhibitions Day – 3 June 2020

Connect and share with the exhibition industry this Global Exhibitions day.

There will be webinars, online get-togethers, live social media, and other fun activities you can join in to celebrate GED2020. Find a list below.

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Also keep an eye on #GED2020, on your favorite social media channel, to see the amazing content being shared to mark our industries “Big Day”.


2020 Theme – Exhibitions are key to rebuilding economies

The Theme for GED2020 is “Exhibitions are key to rebuilding economies.”

Our world has been turned upside down this year, and the exhibition industry is essential to creating the connections that will rebuild our economies.  The global exhibition industry will reconnect and rebuild businesses.

Click here to see the key messages of GED2020.


Join in a celebration

Global Exhibitions Day is being celebrated and supported by a vast network of associations and organisations in our industry. Here are some examples of planned celebrations. Check in with your local association to see what else they may be planning. *

AAXO – Association of African Exhibition Organisers
Organised a webinar series “GED2020 Lunchtime Celebrations” on 2 June.

Is organising a Digital Event Discussion “Learning from experience” on 3 June 2020.

AFE (Asociación de Ferias Españolas)
Is hosting meetings to discuss GED with its members, as well as celebrating many of the messages about exhibitions being key to rebuilding economies.

AFIDA – Asociación Internacional de Ferias de América
Is organising “conversación con autoridades de turismo en Iberoamérica” on 3 June 2020.

Is hosting a summit on 3 June 2020: “Las exposiciones son la clave para la reactivación de la economía”.

Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales en Ferias, Exposiciones, Congresos y Convenciones (AMPROFEC, A.C.)
Is hosting a digital summit on 3 June 2020.

Is organising “Connecting With Colleagues Over Coffee” on 3 June 2020.

The Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia will “Re-Imagine, Re-Engage, and Re-Connect”. We You are invited to re-imagine the future of exhibitions and events, to re-engage with your stakeholders, and to re-connect with the business events community.

Is organising “Ferias y Expos en Tiempos de Covid19” on 3 June 2020.

#Eventprofs Got Talent
Expocast and Mash Media are delighted to announce #EventProfs Got Talent 2020, which will launch on 3 June to mark Global Exhibitions Day. Entries are now open to everyone working in the events industry around the world. We want to see your talent, whether you are a singer, musician, comedian, sportsperson, dancer, juggler, fire breather or even a dog trainer.

Expo Guadalajara
Is getting ready for GED2020

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events is bringing you a virtual day of action on 3 June in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An engaging day of activities getting you involved in advocacy and working with (US) federal lawmakers to make a difference and show that exhibitions mean business.

Is organising Think Forum 2.0. on 3 June 2020, as well as the ongoing #togetherstrong campaign which invites all event professionals to join the initiative TOGETHER STRONG and support Global Exhibitions Days, TOGETHER and STRONG, from now until GED.

Indian Exhibition Industry Association
IEIA is launching a Nation wide campaign- ‘WE SUPPORT EXHIBITIONS’ with participation and pledge of Support by all stakeholders. We invite all members and stakeholders to come together and join this campaign as a collective voice of our industry.

MACEOS Webinar 3.0
The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers hosted a webinar 3.0 on – Exhibitions – Key to Rebuilding Economies on 6 May, see the recording.

Meetings Panama
Panama is celebrating GED with a webinar on 3 June: las exposiciones son clave para la reconstrucción de las economías”.

PCEI + Vistula School of Hospitality
Are organising “GED2020 – Exhibitions are key to rebuilding economies” on 3 June 2020.

Is organising various GED2020 activities.

Is organising SISO Town Hall 2.0: Continuing the Conversation on 3 June 2020.

Women in Exhibitions & Exhibition News
Women In Exhibitions Sessions with EN Editor Saul Leese.

World Trade Center Veracruz
Held a webinar on 11 May sharing how all their partners and suppliers are getting ready to reactivate the meeting industry. Catch the replay

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Some fun things to participate in


Catch it on-demand

A direct dialogue with Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of MSME and Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India, on the concerns facing the exhibition industry stakeholders in India.

Malaysian Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (MACEOS)
MACEOS Webinar 3.0 Exhibitions: Key to Rebuilding Economies.

UFI Connects – Exploring Creativity in Time for Global Exhibitions Day.

World Trade Center Veracruz
Reactivating the Exhibition Industry.


Follow on social media

As well as activities planned, lots of associations and organisations are publishing GED content on their social media, so make sure to check them out!

A few great examples:

Accademia Fiera Milano 
Is sharing their thoughts on the future of exhibitions

AEFI – Associazione Esposizioni e Fiere Italiane
Italian exhibitions, sing Italian talent and work above the skies of the world

AFE – Asociación de Ferias Españolas
Shares updates about the industry in Spain

Is calling on its members to publish photos and videos to show the amazing world of exhibitions

CIOE (China International Optoelectronic Exposition)
Shares how growing WeChat is integral for the MICE industry in China.

IFES (International Federation of Exhibition & Event Services)
Celebrating the motto “We keep the distance – for a fast recovery”

IELA International Exhibition Logistics Association
Is showing us how they are stronger together

IFP Qatar
Is working with its stakeholders to kick start the industry again

Informa Markets Brasil, Nürnberg Messe Brasil, and Reed Exhibitions Brasil
Working together at Expo Center Norte and Transamérica Expo Center came together to deliver over 1,000 baskets to professionals in event services.

Institución Ferial de Canarias (INFECAR)
Have put together a video thanking all their suppliers and collaborators and sharing hope that all will be possible again soon

Klik Ekspo Group
Shared a new poster. We drowsed. We dreamed. We rise again.

Reed Exhibitions Brazil, Informa Markets Brazil and Nurnberg Messe Brazil
Teamed up to support 1,000 families of industry workers affected by the COVID19 crisis:

Ungerboeck Software International
Is sharing what they love about the exhibition industry

World Trade Center Metro Manila
Gave us a glimpse into their GED2020 preparations

WTC Veracruz
Are challenging you to live to your maximum experience

*If you want to be featured here, add #ged2020 to your posts.


Associations celebrating GED 2020 under the UFI umbrella

AAXO (South Africa), AEFI (Italy), AEO (UK), AFE (Spain), AFECA (Singapore), AFIDA (Colombia), AMPROFEC (Mexico), AOCA (Argentina), AUMA (Germany), CAEM (Canada), CEFA (Austria), CENTREX (Hungary), CFI (Italy), EEAA (Australia), EEIA/EMECA (Belgium), EFU (Ukraine), EXSA (South Africa), FAIRLINK (Sweden), FAMAB (Germany), HKECIA (Hong-Kong), IAEE (USA), IDFA (Germany), IECA (Indonesia), IEIA (India), IELA (Switzerland), IFES (Belgium), LECA (Lebanon), MACEOS (Malaysia), MFTA (Macau), PCEI (Poland), RUEF (Russia), SACEOS (Singapore), SCEIA (China), SECB (Singapore), SISO (USA), TECA (Taiwan), TEA (Thailand), TFOA (Turkey), UBRAFE (Brazil) and UNIMEV (France).

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