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All Secure Guidelines

In this taxing and uncertain time, show organisers are going above and beyond to ensure we protect our colleagues, exhibitors, visitors and delegates. We believe when we next meet in organised industry gatherings, our program of enhanced measures will provide all with the assurance and confidence our shows and events have health and safety as our number one priority. The objective of this document is to provide a best-practice guide to industry colleagues who are responsible for organising and d [...]

By | 2021-02-16T11:26:28+00:00 February 16th, 2021|Americas, Asia – Pacific, Europe, Middle East – Africa|0 Comments

SISO/UFI Deeper Dive: Case Study on Surf Expo

Surf Expo kicked off 2021 as the first major B2B trade show on the calendar in the U.S. While the overall scale was not at pre-COVID levels, based on the number of exhibitors and attendees who participated, there was very clearly a market need in this sector. On site, Surf Expo buyers and retailers reported they prefer to touch and feel the product in-person and build relationships and trust with their vendors now more than ever. Emerald gained practical experience, producing its second live eve [...]

By | 2021-02-17T17:07:54+00:00 February 15th, 2021|Americas, Exhibition Industry|0 Comments

Coming Out Of Your Shell

Mash Media MD Julian Agostini reflects on the shell scheme model after a close encounter with the dog’s dinner… On my daily walk the other day, I narrowly avoided stepping in some dog excrement. And, after my instant irritation at the careless dog owner had subsided, along with the relief that I wouldn’t spend the afternoon hosing off my Italian boots, it occurred to me how unusual accidents of this nature are these days. Certainly, there was a time in my youth that coming home or turning up at [...]

European Exhibition Industry Allicance (EEIA) Welcomes EU Council Rapid Anitgen Tests and Vaccination Decisions and Calls for Speedy Implementation

“EEIA welcomes yesterday’s European Council decisions related to rapid antigen tests and vaccinations. Even though the current situation justifies the current restrictions to contain the infections, Europe should prepare as quickly as possible to support and empower free movement of people, especially for business purposes, in a safe and controlled way”, says Barbara Weizsäcker, Secretary General. Strengthening the use of rapid antigen tests and the mutual recognition of COVID-19 test results al [...]

By | 2021-01-22T10:26:37+00:00 January 22nd, 2021|Europe, UFI News|0 Comments

Exhibition Industry Supports Greek Initiative for EU digital Vaccination Certificate & Global solution with IATA Travel Pass

A Position Paper: The Exhibition Industry, is in full support of the Greek initiative for a EU digital vaccination certificate, as well as a Global solution with an IATA travel pass. EU and global travel regulations still major barrier Fragmented and quickly changing travel restrictions and quarantine/test requirements within the EU and globally remain a major barrier for international exhibitions and professional events to resume business. Quarantine days for business travellers have a major im [...]

By | 2021-01-20T17:00:56+00:00 January 20th, 2021|Europe|0 Comments

SISO/UFI Deeper Dive: Case Study on IGES & SMGS

Show & Sell: An inside look at two gift shows — one by Emerald and one by Clarion — that were held in-person in November 2020 in Tennessee If you build a marketplace during COVID-19, will exhibitors and attendees come?  The answer was clearly yes for the International Gift Expo of the Smokies (IGES), produced by Emerald, and the Smoky Mountain Gift Show (SMGS), produced by Clarion Events North America - the first B2B events in the U.S for these independent show organisers since the onset of [...]

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 [...]

Case Study: Entrance examination of the Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Entrance examination of the Laurea University of Applied Sciences, organised by Messukeskus Helsinki and in co-operation with Laurea, took place October 26-29, 2020 in Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre. The show welcomed 5,000 participants  (1,100 to 1,450 persons/day) over 4 days! What % of the attendees were international (exhibitors, visitors): Laurea is an international university of applied sciences with approximately 7,800 students. The exact number of international applican [...]

Case Study: The Finnish War Veterans Federation

The Annual Meeting of the Finnish War Veterans Federation, organised by Messukeskus Helsinki in Co-Operation with The Finnish War Veterans Federation, took place in September 2020. This event welcomed 200 particpants during the course of the day, and included welcoming lunch and special programme. What % of the attendees were international (exhibitors, visitors): This was a purely domestic event. What were the most important factors contributing to the re-opening events overall success? COVID-19 [...]

SISO/UFI Deeper Dive: Case Study on Super Pet Expo

How All Show Services Produced a B2C Show Safely and Successfully in Virginia Find out how All Show Services produced a B2C show safely and successfully in Virginia! Show Producer Eric Udler shares insight on how his team and their partners were able to pull off one of the first consumer shows in the U.S. since COVID-19. 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 s [...]