Update from the CEO: May 2022 – Forging Ahead

Dear colleagues,   I am just off a call where a colleague, sounding equally excited and exhausted, shared the results from a show they had run in the past days in Europe. I sensed the pride, and the emotions, and could congratulate on the success (more buyers than at the last show pre-pandemic!). We ended the call, and I noticed that I had gotten goosebumps.   In this month on May, leading up to our 7th Global Exhibitions Day, we are an industry that – in most parts of the world – is b [...]

By | 2022-05-03T15:18:44+00:00 May 3rd, 2022|Exhibition Industry, UFI News|0 Comments

Are You Ready to Reconnect and Regain Business Momentum in Thailand?

In-person exhibitions have successfully bounced back in Thailand! International exhibition stakeholders can now embark on fruitful journeys, and discover lucrative opportunities to develop your business together with the industry’s co-creator, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).   Thailand is more than ready to welcome international arrivals. During the first quarter of 2022, up to 476,000 foreign travellers entered the country from January to March 2022, with more than 189,000 in [...]

UFI President’s Letter: May 2022

Dear colleagues, dear friends,   I’m delighted to share that preparations for the UFI European Conference, taking place during 4 to 6 May in Poznan, Poland, is well underway. The UFI team has been busy making sure this first face to face regional UFI conference since the pandemic started will be a successful, educational, and enriching experience for everyone. I’m particularly proud of the humanitarian effort in Poznan and I hope many of you will extend further support. In addition, our con [...]

By | 2022-05-03T15:18:00+00:00 April 27th, 2022|Exhibition Industry, UFI News, UFI Updates|0 Comments

UFI LATAM Conference – get to know this growing region of the world!

The first post-Covid in person UFI LATAM Conference takes place May 11-12 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This curated event is part of a greater MICE week and features 27 speakers – industry professionals who will share their crisis recovery recommendations, updates on the region and trending topics.   LATAM is made up of 17 countries including Mexico in North America. They are Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in Central America; Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, [...]

By | 2022-04-21T13:34:57+00:00 April 21st, 2022|Americas|0 Comments

Update from the CEO: April 2022

Dear colleagues, dear UFI members,   Going through the current activities, it struck me this week that, despite all the challenging circumstances around the world, the UFI team is out again in full force, being in touch with you, our members, face to face at shows, industry events, and in meetings – from Argentina to Thailand, and from the US to the UAE, to give just a few examples. From March to May, UFI organizes its regional conferences around the world. While gatherings still look a bit [...]

UFI President’s Letter: April 2022

Dear colleagues, dear friends,   While keeping communities engaged and connected is still a challenge, UFI has had many successes this week! With our commitment for members and industry professionals to meet in person, UFI came up with the idea to launch the first-ever UFI Asia-Pacific Week in place of the traditional conference format, allowing members as well as the wider community to gather in person. Thanks to our regional ambassadors, twelve local events have taken place in Asian count [...]

By | 2022-04-05T15:01:48+00:00 April 5th, 2022|Exhibition Industry, UFI Updates|0 Comments

“Thailand International Air Show” to Propel Thailand as ASEAN’s Aviation & Logistics Hub

Thailand exhibition industry is flying high and higher. Thailand International Air Show and its pre-event “Road to Air Show” will provide lucrative opportunities for exhibition stakeholders and entrepreneurs around the world in the development of the aerospace and related industries to their fullest potential. The first Thailand International Air Show, with Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and the Royal Thai Navy as supporting organizations and the Eastern Economic Corridor Offic [...]

Globex forecasts on track for US exhibition market

by AMR’s Globex co-author Athan Siah “If you have to forecast, forecast often.” – Edgar Fiedler   Looking back at 2021, exhibition markets worldwide continued to be devastated. The promised return of F2F events was thwarted first by the Delta variant then, to a lesser extent, by Omicron. As we were editing Globex 2021 in Q3 2021, renewed uncertainty presented us with an unenviable challenge: to forecast how the industry would change again (or not) before the end of the year and beyond. It’s [...]

It’s Awards Season!

Forget the Academy Awards®, the Palme d’Or, or BAFTA… it’s time for the UFI Awards! These are amongst the most prestigious awards given out in the global exhibition industry, rewarding innovative ideas and execution. After the last couple of Pandemic years, isn’t it time to celebrate your teams and recognize their hard work?   In addition to accolades from colleagues around the world, each category winner receives the Award in person as well as a chance to present their winning project at t [...]

By | 2022-03-09T15:22:12+00:00 March 9th, 2022|All, Best Practices, Exhibition Industry, Topics|0 Comments

UFI Asia-Pacific Week: a new way of celebrating our industry

The first UFI Asia-Pacific Week will take place March 28 - April 1 across the entire region. The APAC region has the most UFI members, with some 350 organizations across 20 countries. “This is a new event – a new way of celebrating our industry. Given the ever-changing travel restrictions within the region, these in-person events are intended to be fun face-to-face gatherings. Some have a social purpose, others to meet and have a drink,” said Mark Cochrane, UFI’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director. [...]

By | 2022-03-04T15:44:02+00:00 March 4th, 2022|Asia – Pacific|0 Comments