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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

Through COVID-19 and beyond: STB, PCMA and UFI launch white paper to reimagine the future of business events

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked new challenges for the global business events sector. The Singapore Tourism Board, in partnership with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Industry), presents a white paper that outlines how the sector can reimagine its offerings and better future-proof itself through innovation. The impetus for change  In 2020, the global travel and hospitality industry suffered a staggering loss of US$935 bill [...]

By | 2021-06-28T08:10:08+00:00 June 28th, 2021|Exhibition Industry, Exhibition Industry Research|0 Comments

Entrance examinations of the Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Name of event: Entrance examinations of the Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and the University of Helsinki Name of organiser: Messukeskus Helsinki and in co-operation with universities Name of the venue: Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre Dates of the event: May 24 – June 4, 2021 Duration of the event: 2 weeks Size of the event: 1000-3000 applicants per day. Total amount: 45,000. Type of ev [...]

By | 2021-06-15T12:33:14+00:00 June 15th, 2021|Europe|0 Comments

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

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

Joint Industry Initiative Launches to Unite Event Data

A working group of event organisers and technology platforms announces Virtual Standard Export Format (VSef) a universal format for virtual and hybrid event data. The data standards have been developed collaboratively by a cross-industry working group. Founding members include ten global event organisers and leading event tech platform partners, who have come together to create a shared industry-wide standard. VSef is run on a not-for-profit basis, open to all event organisers, and any platform [...]

By | 2021-05-05T11:03:44+00:00 May 4th, 2021|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments

France announces re-opening dates for events

The French government has published a timetable for the re-opening of the country related to the COVID pandemic that also foresees when trade shows and business events can be held again: Beginning on June 9, exhibitions and trade fairs can reopen in compliance with a maximum limit of 5,000 people (with health pass) Beginning on June 30, the government states the possibility to hold "any event" that is bringing together more than 1,000 people thanks to a health pass, according to the local health [...]

Looking Forward: A Practical Perspective on Recovery

Rod Cameron, Executive Director, Joint Meetings Industry Council With the competing forces of vaccine roll-out and the emergence of variants with still largely unknown implications waging a battle across most of the world, there are few simple scenarios for the future of our industry. Meanwhile, so much has changed in the course of the pandemic that any thoughts we will simply revert to our previous status have long-since disappeared in favor of what is generally referred to as the “new normal”. [...]

By | 2021-04-27T15:19:03+00:00 April 27th, 2021|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments