TCEB launch “New Norm Exhibition Support” for Post-COVID19 for all Exhibition in Thailand

The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has joined forces with the Thai Exhibition Association (TEA) to promote the ‘new normal’ of exhibitions management and operations. The Exhibitions New Norm SOP (Exhibitions New Norm Standard Operation Procedures) has been conceived as a guideline for all businesses in the exhibition ecosystem. It provides the markets our industry serves with the assurance that they can trade safely and securely in Thailand, in the wake of the Covid-19 epidem [...]

By | 2020-07-16T09:25:42+00:00 July 16th, 2020|All, Asia – Pacific, Exhibition Industry|0 Comments

The Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau has released the “Guidelines for MICE Event Organizers for Infectious Disease Control”

MICE events (a general term encompassing exhibitions, academic conferences, and other business events) have long generated business opportunities and innovation, pushed research forward, and contributed to regional vitalization, fulfilling a vital role as a driving force in economic development. However, amid the COVID-19 pandemic the MICE industry has seen an unprecedented number of cancellations and postponements, stagnating the business activity that MICE events bring forth and creating a sev [...]

By | 2020-06-29T10:15:06+00:00 June 22nd, 2020|Asia – Pacific|0 Comments

Taiwan lifts restrictions on mice events to boost post-epidemic domestic demand

The Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) jointly launched a press conference on June 10 announcing that Taiwan has lifted domestic restrictions on the MICE industry. From June to August 2020, over 50 events are scheduled including shows, concerts, and activities. Beverages, bakery items, pets, outdoor activities, gaming and more will be showcased in response to the strong domestic demand in the post pandemic era. Chen Cheng- [...]

By | 2020-06-29T10:16:21+00:00 June 22nd, 2020|Asia – Pacific|0 Comments

SACEOS LAUNCHES INDUSTRY RESILIENCE ROADMAP FOR THE FUTURE OF MICE AND EVENTS

SINGAPORE 17 June 2020 — The Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS), together with Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), has commenced work on an Industry Resilience Roadmap (IRR), which will serve as an “operational handbook” for MICE enterprises to develop their agility and build resilience for a post-Covid world. The IRR is focused on three strategic objectives: 1. Safe and sustainable operating environment: Outlining safe [...]

By | 2020-06-29T10:17:18+00:00 June 17th, 2020|Asia – Pacific|0 Comments

Hong Kong hosts first exhibition since outbreak began

On Saturday, 23rd May, Hong Kong hosted its first exhibition since the COVID-19 outbreak shutdown the events industry in early February. The Hong Kong Wedding Fair was organized by Hongkong-Asia Exhibition Limited (HAE). This was a purely consumer exhibition with local exhibitors and visitors. The three-day event ran from 22nd to 24th May and it was held in Hall 1 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Mark Cochrane, UFI’s Region Manager in Asia Pacific was onsite at the ex [...]

By | 2020-06-29T10:20:09+00:00 May 26th, 2020|All, Asia – Pacific|1 Comment

TCEB, a spearhead to set new normal for Thailand exhibitions

If the impact of Covid-19 means we are truly heading into a new era for global exhibitions, then we must do so with new regulations and best practices in place. The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is in discussions with four associations comprising Thai Exhibition Association (TEA), Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA), Thai Hotels Association (THA) and Event Management Association (EMA) to assess safety and health guidelines for the industry, ensuring the indu [...]

By | 2020-06-29T10:21:24+00:00 May 15th, 2020|Asia – Pacific|0 Comments

Case Study: Learnings from KINTEX hosting the first exhibition held in South Korea after COVID 19

Senior Vice President, Mr. Park Jong Geun As the Korean government shifted its months-long social distancing campaign to a more relaxed “distancing in daily life” campaign from May 6, KINTEX decided to reopen its exhibition halls for the first time since the most recent exhibition in January. The event, the 53rd MBC Construction Expo, was organized by PEO Dong-A Fairs and held from May 8 to 11. Considering the timing of show in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, the PEO and KINTEX agreed to es [...]

By | 2020-06-29T10:52:22+00:00 May 15th, 2020|Asia – Pacific|3 Comments

Speaking our language, not talking shop

I imagine most of the UFI Blog's readers are familiar with China's Belt-and-Road Initiative (BRI), the global plan to extend commercial and political channels through a series of economic land and sea routes. But how many of us are aware of the supporting role of the cities that seek to benefit from this hugely elaborate scheme and more specifically the fact that they are actively courting exhibitions to help keep these roads busy? Part of my business is to help connect organisers with rewarding [...]

By | 2020-01-22T15:30:59+00:00 January 22nd, 2020|Asia – Pacific|0 Comments

What role does the rigging system play “green venues”?

As the exhibition and conference industry matures, rigging capabilities are commonplace in modern venues. In China, rigging facilities are present in many rising ground venues with several venues in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen offering these services to organisers. Germany, Switzerland, the United States and Japan have led the way in developing "green exhibitions", and rigging services are linked to this movement. Why the slow uptake of rigging in China? As a mega-venue, Shenzhen World Exhib [...]

By | 2020-01-09T08:38:19+00:00 January 8th, 2020|Asia – Pacific, Shenzen - UFI Diamond Sponsor|0 Comments