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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

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

Update from the CEO: March 2022

Dear colleagues, There is a lot of positive momentum right now regarding our industry’s recovery from the pandemic, even as we are faced with war: the days are getting longer, and spring is just around the corner in the northern hemisphere. At the same time, COVID-19 restrictions across Europe and North America are being rolled back as the Omicron wave has peaked – ending many long, dark months. In most parts of the world, we have markets open again and shows running. When you receive this UFI I [...]

Thailand’s Exhibitions to Grow Sustainably as TCEB Takes Lead on Road to “Net Zero Events” from 2023

As Thai MICE entrepreneurs, you can step into a new dimension with the accountability of society and environment while increasing competitiveness in market sustainably, as Thailand is now moving forward to be the destination for sustainable MICE events. To raise the standards and enhance sustainable MICE events, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has integrated Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) economic model, which is now a national agenda, with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal [...]

By | 2022-02-28T09:10:32+00:00 February 25th, 2022|Asia – Pacific, Sustainable Development|0 Comments

In-Person Exhibitions Mean Business to Start-Ups and SMEs for the European Innovation Council

In person trade shows are still one of the best and primary ways for start-up and SMEs to receive feedback, market and sell their products. I sat down to discuss b2b exhibitions and their role in launching new companies and technology during January’s CES 2022 in Las Vegas. (CES is owned by owner the Consumer Technology Association, an UFI member.) Mr. Viorel Peca, Head of Unit, Transition and Business Acceleration Services, European Innovation Council (EIC) described the pavilion companies’ pro [...]

Update from the CEO: February 2022

This month, we are releasing two new editions of UFI’s regular global research projects: The biannual “Global Exhibition Industry Barometer” and the new “World Map of Venues”. Research is one of UFI’s four major lines of activity, as since 2015 we have been able to significantly extend and expand the insights we produce for you, our members. Hundreds of exhibition businesses around the world share insights and data with us twice a year for the barometer. Launched during the financial crisis of 2 [...]

By | 2022-02-01T14:46:06+00:00 January 28th, 2022|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments

Be Continually Embraced upon Your Entry to Thailand. Come Grab Business Opportunities for Your Success as Planned.

Now, your ease of travelling to Thailand is continued as the “Test and Go” measure is set to resume from this 01 February onwards. In particular, exhibitions in Thailand are still poised for physical formats, and TCEB is always ready to offer you our 360-degree supports. Starting from 1 February 2022, Thailand still welcomes you, for it will reactivate the quarantine-free travel scheme, allowing fully vaccinated travelers to be able to enter under the “test and go” measure as long as they take C [...]

By | 2022-01-26T13:42:30+00:00 January 26th, 2022|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments

UFI President’s Letter: February 2022

Dear colleagues, dear friends, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for 2022 and welcome all exhibition industry professionals to the year of the Tiger, which according to the Chinese zodiac, is a sign of courage and power. Omicron is spreading around the world. The strategies on recovering the exhibition industry and travel restrictions imposed by different countries are different. Unfortunately, face-to face learning and sharing is still a challenge for some countries [...]

By | 2022-02-01T14:46:14+00:00 January 25th, 2022|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments