Dear colleagues and friends,

I’m really proud to be part of this Industry. We are BIG and on Global Exhibitions Day we proved the spirit of connection and collaboration were at the heart of our industry’s purpose.

Participation in this year’s Global Exhibitions Day has been amazing! GED 2022 definitely is a recognition and a celebration of this spirit of innovation and resilience in the industry. We showcase who we are as an industry and what vital role we play.

We’ve seen thousands of event professionals celebrating across the globe, and saying how proud they are to be part of the industry and how much they value face-to-face events. This memorable day raises awareness, as we demonstrate our passion, purpose and power!

From videos to meetings, from webinars to events and gatherings, from webcasts to social campaigns, and more, industry professionals and organisations from more than 100 countries and regions highlight the tangible impact of exhibitions on global economies, the intangible value to unite people from all different countries and cultures around the world and our proactive contribution to sustainability.

I would like to thank all of you involved for your precious engagement. I invite you to save the date for GED 2023, which will – as always – be held on the first Wednesday in June, so next year it will be on 7 June 2023.

The next UFI event that I am very much looking forward to is the 89th UFI Global Congress in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, from 14-17 November. As the sector continues its speedy recovery from the impact of the global pandemic, leaders from the regional and international exhibition sector will gather in Muscat. Offering unique content and keynote speakers from inside and outside the sector, the Congress will look at the future of the industry.  There will be many networking opportunities and it’s the perfect chance to explore this beautiful destination in the company of your peers.

Save your seat now:

Best regards,

Monica Lee-Müller, UFI President