How Vaccine Inequities Are Hurting International Events

Could successful vaccine rollouts in countries with strong domestic markets for trade shows and other events put a damper on resuming international events? While event executives are optimistic about a rebound in international travel, they also see factors favoring a greater shift toward local and regional events. How will successful vaccine rollouts in countries with strong domestic markets impact decisions to once again hold or attend international events? Is there likely to be a significant a [...]

By | 2021-07-13T15:34:04+00:00 July 13th, 2021|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments

SISO/UFI Deeper Dive: Case Study on Las Vegas Market

394 = the number of days from March 13, 2020 to April 11, 2021. That marks the time from the last trade show in Las Vegas since the pandemic to the first gathering of more than 250 people in the city that many would argue is the convention capital of the world. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 ended one day early in Las Vegas on Friday, March 13, due to growing concerns about COVID-19. Later that afternoon, U.S. President Donald J. Trump shut down the country for those very same reasons. The triennial show, [...]

By | 2021-07-12T09:31:48+00:00 July 8th, 2021|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments

The 2021 Global Industry Performance Review (GIPR): Executive Summary

Macroeconomic and exhibition industry performance Global GDP is expected to rise by 6% in 2021, rebounding from a drop of -3.3% in 2020. The global economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is asymmetric: China is the only major economy which grew in 2020 and which will return to pre-crisis levels in 2021, with the US recovering the quickest among Western states. Inflation is picking up in the post-pandemic recovery from persistently low levels. At the same time, Covid has accelerated the ris [...]

By | 2021-07-06T12:52:56+00:00 July 6th, 2021|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments

TCEB Optimistic for Thai Exhibitions through Its 5-Year Roadmap.

On the occasion of Global Exhibitions Day (GED) on June 2, 2021, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) joined forces with Thai Exhibition Association (TEA) to celebrate this world’s annual significant event, as well as to re-invigorate Thai exhibition industry and to revitalise national economy, with stringent measures to bring back vaccinated international exhibitors and visitors by the second half of the year, in line with the government’s reopening plan, especially the “Sandbox Mod [...]

By | 2021-07-06T12:52:38+00:00 June 29th, 2021|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments

Attend the UFI European Conference from the comfort of office or home!

How do exhibition companies make money on digital events and services? That’s a big question being answered by those who have had success. Philippe Brocart, Managing Director of Maison & Objet, one of Europe’s leading gift and design shows, is one of those. He will share some tips, hazards and ideas while kicking off the annual UFI European Conference, this June 9-10 online. The show has had a proprietary online marketplace since 2017 – five years ago! Nick Dugdale-Moore, UFI’s Regional Dire [...]

“Power of One” – Key Solution to Thailand’s Exhibition Industry Development amid COVID Challenges

Thailand’s state and private sectors have been proactively joining forces as the “Power of One” to tackle new challenges from the global pandemic. Thai government’s stringent hygiene and safety measures, nationwide vaccination centers as well as strong fighting spirits among medical professionals, businesses and public volunteers are clearly witnessed as a positive energy promoting confidence towards the country. From the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration, vaccination has started sinc [...]

By | 2021-05-27T13:02:43+00:00 May 27th, 2021|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments

Fira de Barcelona receives the UFI Operations & Services Award 2021

Fira de Barcelona has been awarded the Operations & Services Award 2021 by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), the association that brings together the world’s leading trade fair operators. The award recognises the institution’s versatility in dealing with the crisis caused by COVID-19, the return to activity with new digital and hybrid models and the implementation of innovative security measures, as well as the strengthening of links with society and the territory. Wit [...]

SISO/UFI Deeper Dive: Case Study on Jewelers International Showcase

When PAX Boston closed on March 1, 2020, the impacts of COVID-19 were already coming to the fore. The B2C show was the last event produced in the U.S. before the pandemic by Reed Exhibitions USA, a division of Reed Exhibitions (RX), one of the largest global organizers with 400+ shows annually. On March 22, RX USA got back into the live face-to-face (F2F) channel when it safely opened the trade-only 2021 Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Held in Miami si [...]

By | 2021-05-19T13:18:32+00:00 May 19th, 2021|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments

Global Exhibitions Day #GED21 – What are you looking forward to most when expos reopen?

The global exhibitions industry has had a rough 16 months. Global Exhibitions Day, Wednesday June 2 this year, represents a day for our industry to unite and tell the world we are coming back (safely) and are ready to provide the fuel the world economic engine requires to recover post-COVID-19. UFI along with its many global partner associations, members, and friends is shepherding the effort to get the word out that exhibitions are key to rebuilding economies. Together our impact is 299 billion [...]

EEAA CALLS FOR MORE FUNDS AND THE URGENT EXTENSION OF THE BUSINESS EVENTS GRANTS PROGRAM

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA), calls for the Commonwealth Government to extend the money available under the Business Events Grants Program to the industry immediately. As an active member of the peak body for the events sector, the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA), EEAA supports BECA’s pre-budget submission which calls for targeted support to add the rebuild of the Business Events industry. Claudia Sagripanti, EEAA Chief Executive said EEAA’s members need [...]

By | 2021-05-05T11:04:36+00:00 May 5th, 2021|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments