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Message from the CEO

Our spring conferences season is in full swing. Last month, we welcomed more than 220 colleagues at our Asia-Pacific Conference in Kuala Lumpur. Later this month, our members from Latin America and beyond will meet in San José, Costa Rica, for the LatAm Conference. Then it’s over to Doha, Qatar, for the MEA Conference in May, and we’ll wrap up in June with a whole events week in Maastricht, co-locating the European Conference with two Forums on HR and Operations – and premiering the new, already sold out, “Event Directors Summit”.

By | 2023-05-02T15:30:44+02:00 May 2nd, 2023|All|0 Comments

Message from the CEO

It’s certainly a busy time again for our industry – and for the UFI team, which is active literally all around the world again these past weeks. In China, at the CEFCO conference. In Turkiye, meeting government officials and members. In Doha/Qatar, with our MEA Conference. In San José/Costa Rica, with our LatAm Conference. In Washington, DC/USA, with a joint event with mdg and SISO alongside the ECEF Conference.

By | 2023-05-02T15:35:06+02:00 April 4th, 2023|All|0 Comments

Message from the CEO

As we have rolled into 2023, the big story for our industry is the re-opening of China. Gong hei fat choy (恭喜发财) indeed, and may the year of the rabbit be the one where we see China leave the pandemic behind. Our industry is ready for it, and if we use the recovery rates in the other major exhibition markets around the world as an indicator, then we can expect healthy business there again in a few months.

By | 2023-03-02T16:49:31+01:00 February 7th, 2023|All|0 Comments

December 2022 – A message from the CEO

A lingering pandemic in China and elsewhere. War in Europe. Inflation rates not seen in a generation in major markets. Droughts, hurricanes, and record temperatures. It’s certainly not “business as usual” as we write the closing chapter for 2022. And 2023? Not all will be black and white, and economists are using endless types of grey in their outlooks for the next year.

By | 2023-04-04T09:52:16+02:00 December 6th, 2022|All|0 Comments