Revised Globex forecasts: Solid global growth in 2022 but recovery will be slow

By Athan Siah, Co-Editor of Globex published by AMR International   It’s great to see the continuing return of live in-person events. The recent success of the UFI European Conference was a fine example of just how important it is to bring people together. Events are certainly picking up. AMR’s Globex analysis indicates that 2022 should still yield global growth of c. 40% on 2021 – this applies across most countries. However, the road to recovery will continue to slow. As we look ahead, the [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

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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

2022 UFI AWARDS – OPEN FOR PARTICIPATION

The exhibition industry has been heavily affected by the global health situation and the need to collaborate and share best practices is essential to ensure the successful organisation of events. The Awards aim at honouring outstanding initiatives of companies that have contributed to overcome several challenges. WHO CAN APPLY The award is open to both UFI members and non-members (exhibition organisers, venues, service providers and partners), on the condition that entries are event-related. Par [...]

TCEB Launches “MICE WINNOVATION” Utilising Innovation for Successful New Normal Events

After 3 years of successful breeding of MICE innovation among Thai startups, TCEB is now implementing an elevated version of such initiative, MICE WINNOVATION, Winning with the Innovation, which was debuted on March 26th in Bangkok. It is a project aiming to stimulate and support Thai MICE entrepreneurs to access and select innovation and technology, developed by Thai tech firms for pre-event, onsite and post-event, in organising new normal domestic exhibitions, international trade fairs, intern [...]

SISO/UFI Deeper Dive: Case Study on Connect Marketplace

What do event planners want more than anything in 2020? To meet in person. While that has largely been unfeasible due to COVID-19, one independent show organiser, Tarsus Group, found a way to produce a hybrid hosted buyer program and trade show in October in the U.S. To help members understand the full picture, SISO and UFI take a deeper dive by including perspective from convention center management, an attendee, and an exhibitor on their show experience. Click here to read the report If you wa [...]

UFI Report: The Exhibition Industry in Latin America

At 528 pages, covering 27 sectors and including 16 different country reports, UFI’s Exhibition Industry in Latin America (LATAM) Report released at the end of 2020 is the most definitive report on the region since AFIDA last released an exhibition industry status report eight years ago. This new UFI LATAM Report contains key findings including the number of shows, trends and economic development of the region. Ana Maria Arango, Regional Manager of UFI for LATAM oversaw the mammoth effort, with t [...]