UFI serves the industry on all fronts

Corrado Peraboni, UFI President 2018. UFI has been present in Latin America for quite some time now – our first member from the region, Corferias, joined us back in 1956 and hosted the Global Congress in Bogota in 1975, and then again in 2014. We now have 42 members in the region from eight different countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador and Mexico. While this covers the mostimportant exhibition markets, there are still several countries missing, and we hope [...]

Exhibition industry triggers best practice sharing

Exhibition Industry: Submit your best practice example today and win one of UFI's prestigious 2018 global industry awards! Your organization and teams work hard. Let the industry recognize their efforts! Deadlines are quickly approaching for the UFI Digital Innovations, Human Resources and Operations and Services Awards. Award themes are determined by their respective Committees and change annually. The Committees also serve as judges. The awards listed below are open to UFI members and non-memb [...]

Sustainability In Not Only About Being Green

Blogger: Stephanie Selesnick, President of International Trade Information, Inc. Last month I had the opportunity to attend two UFI conferences in Singapore: the UFI Educational Forum on Sustainability 2017 and the UFI Open Seminar in Asia. They were both excellent events featuring top-notch speakers and education. It was my first time attending the annual Sustainability Seminar and found it quite interesting. Being from the Western United States and now living in Las Vegas (trade show capital [...]

10 Reasons Why I’m attending UFI’s Open Seminar in Asia and Educational Forum on Sustainability

Blogger: Stephanie Selesnick, President of International Trade Information, Inc I attended my first European Seminar #ufibasel last year in Basel, Switzerland and found the education and networking to be excellent. Open to UFI members and non-members, my expectations are high for the two events taking place this February 21-24 in Singapore #ufisingapore for the following reason:  Singapore – the City-State is world famous for many reasons, among them sustainability in the face of limited natural [...]

Moving beyond the comfort zone to a sustainable future

Posted by Barry Siskind UFI’s Community Manager The UFI Sustainable Development Focus Meeting in Hong Kong will be hosted by the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong and Monica Lee Müller, HKCEC MD, will open the conference. I asked her about the efforts taken by HKCEC in the area of sustainability. Here is what she said. Barry: The HKCEC has taken the issue of sustainability seriously. Tell me about your sustainability background. Monica: Sustainability is a priority in the eve [...]

The long term benefits of sustainability

Posted by Barry Siskind UFI’s Community Manager On March 11th The UFI Sustainable Development Focus Meeting hosted by The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre will be moderated by Dianne Young, CEO of the Direct Energy Center of Toronto, Canada’s and Chair of the UFI Sustainable Development Committee. I asked Dianne a few questions about her participation. Barry: What prompted UFI to organize a Focus Meeting on sustainability in Asia? Dianne: The Asian marketplace is one of the fastest gro [...]

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Sustainability is not just an exhibition challenge

Posted by Barry Siskind UFI’s Community Manager The changing role of engineers can be thought of using a variation of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The bottom rung is technology followed by safety, sustainability and at the top Global Social Implications. The engineering community has raised the sustainability challenge and we have witnessed changes in government, industry and consumer behaviours at national and regional levels throughout the world. We have electric powered cars, hybrid fuels, re [...]

What’s new with Audience Response Systems

Posted byBarry SiskindUFI’s Community Manager It seems like not much time has passed when I was sitting in the audience of a conference I was attending listening to a keynote presenter who was asking their audience’s opinions. I remember that we were handed a small device as we entered the room. There were buttons on the face of the device and we could answer the speaker’s questions with a yes or no. Then in a flash our collective responses were displayed at the front of the room. So much has ha [...]

Focus on Sustainability

Posted by Barry Siskind UFI’s Community Manager Michael Duck is the Executive Vice President of UBM Asia, a Director of Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd, and a publisher of trade magazines. He is also the Chair of UFI’s Sustainable Development Committee and the newest addition to UFI’s growing feature – Spotlight on Leaders and Trends. I asked Michael if the industry’s perception of the issue of sustainability has changed under his watchful eye. He said, “No doubt the indust [...]

Birmingham’s NEC – A Sustainability Leader

Posted by Barry Siskind UFI’s Community Manager On the heels of the recent UFI Open Seminar on Sustainability came a great story in Exhibition News written by Brian Pell, Operations Manager for the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England. The article addressed a number of initiatives that facilities can undertake to make their venues sustainable. These include: Sophisticated lighting and heating systems, shuttle buses which in NEC’s case use economical Euro V engines, waste water manag [...]