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The Exhibition Think Tank Club is starting its new project: the “Journey to reopen the exhibition industry”

As some regions begin to host live events again, and others wait for restrictions to lift, the ETT Club is proud to support the exhibition industry through the process of reopening, with its new Journey to reopen the exhibition industry project. This series of online sessions will invite friends of the exhibition industry to share their insights, knowledge and experiences of how to reopen events, to support others along the journey of reopening. The project is a positive sign to the global exhib [...]

SISO/UFI Deeper Dive: Case Study on MAGIC, WWIN, & OFFPRICE

Eleven months into a global pandemic, fashion forward at an industry trade show means COVID casual, face masks and festival wristbands to signify that participants have tested negative for COVID-19. Despite disruptions and government restrictions, the fashion industry continues to set trends with many firsts in early 2021 for the trade show industry at MAGIC Pop Up Orlando, WWIN Orlando Showcase, and OFFPRICE Orlando Market, held Feb. 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. N [...]

By | 2021-03-23T10:31:43+00:00 March 22nd, 2021|Americas|0 Comments

EEIA Welcomes Green Certificate Proposal & Common Approach for Reopening

“EEIA welcomes the European Commission’s legislative proposal to create a Digital Green Certificate to resume safe travel in the EU. We now call upon the European Parliament and the Member States to ensure its quick approval and its swift technical implementation. We also expect that it will be interoperable with other international systems to facilitate travel on a global scale”, says Barbara Weizsäcker, Secretary General. The Digital Green Certificate is planned to be common, interoperable and [...]

By | 2021-03-19T10:54:25+00:00 March 19th, 2021|Europe, Exhibition Industry|0 Comments

Equality in Exhibitions for International Women’s Day 2021

We strongly believe in promoting diversity and inclusion in the exhibition industry, and we’re very pleased to be recognising International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021. Industry Voices The official theme of IWD 21 is “Choose to Challenge,” and we wanted to give people from the industry that opportunity to share their vision for equality in the exhibition industry. We asked people “What could equality look like in the exhibition industry?” and this is what they said... UFI Connects We are also pleased [...]

By | 2021-03-08T09:06:18+00:00 March 3rd, 2021|All, Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments

German trade fair industry demands concept for re-start

The trade fair industry demands a timely perspective for its new start as a result of the Conference of the Federal States’ Prime Ministers  scheduled for 3 March 2021. Exactly one year ago, the first exhibitions had to be cancelled due to Corona; since the beginning of March 2020, the industry has been at a standstill - with a brief interruption. Part of the re-start is to reclassify exhibitions as business platforms, in accordance with the decision of the federal and state governments on 6 May [...]

By | 2021-03-01T14:30:04+00:00 March 1st, 2021|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments

The European Exhibition Industry welcomes European Council plan to develop digital vaccination certificate, calls upon EU Tourism Ministers to safely restore travel in a coordinated approach. 

Fragmented travel regulations and restrictions within the EU and globally remain a major barrier for international exhibitions and professional events to resume business. Instead, increasing and speeding-up vaccinations combined with cost-effective rapid testing and intelligent tracing solutions will foster both the protection of health and enable travel within Europe and worldwide and to start the economic recovery. EU-wide and globally compatible digital health certificates are a key tool to r [...]

By | 2021-02-26T14:17:51+00:00 February 26th, 2021|All, Europe, Exhibition Industry|0 Comments

All Secure Guidelines

In this taxing and uncertain time, show organisers are going above and beyond to ensure we protect our colleagues, exhibitors, visitors and delegates. We believe when we next meet in organised industry gatherings, our program of enhanced measures will provide all with the assurance and confidence our shows and events have health and safety as our number one priority. The objective of this document is to provide a best-practice guide to industry colleagues who are responsible for organising and d [...]

By | 2021-02-16T11:26:28+00:00 February 16th, 2021|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments

SISO/UFI Deeper Dive: Case Study on Surf Expo

Surf Expo kicked off 2021 as the first major B2B trade show on the calendar in the U.S. While the overall scale was not at pre-COVID levels, based on the number of exhibitors and attendees who participated, there was very clearly a market need in this sector. On site, Surf Expo buyers and retailers reported they prefer to touch and feel the product in-person and build relationships and trust with their vendors now more than ever. Emerald gained practical experience, producing its second live eve [...]

By | 2021-02-17T17:07:54+00:00 February 15th, 2021|Americas, Exhibition Industry|0 Comments

Coming Out Of Your Shell

Mash Media MD Julian Agostini reflects on the shell scheme model after a close encounter with the dog’s dinner… On my daily walk the other day, I narrowly avoided stepping in some dog excrement. And, after my instant irritation at the careless dog owner had subsided, along with the relief that I wouldn’t spend the afternoon hosing off my Italian boots, it occurred to me how unusual accidents of this nature are these days. Certainly, there was a time in my youth that coming home or turning up at [...]

European Exhibition Industry Allicance (EEIA) Welcomes EU Council Rapid Anitgen Tests and Vaccination Decisions and Calls for Speedy Implementation

“EEIA welcomes yesterday’s European Council decisions related to rapid antigen tests and vaccinations. Even though the current situation justifies the current restrictions to contain the infections, Europe should prepare as quickly as possible to support and empower free movement of people, especially for business purposes, in a safe and controlled way”, says Barbara Weizsäcker, Secretary General. Strengthening the use of rapid antigen tests and the mutual recognition of COVID-19 test results al [...]

By | 2021-01-22T10:26:37+00:00 January 22nd, 2021|Europe, UFI News|0 Comments