In recent years, the world's spotlight has increasingly turned to the importance of sustainability in all aspects of life. From environmental concerns to social responsibilities, the call for sustainable practices has never been louder. In this global shift towards sustainability, Thailand's exhibition industry has also recognized the vital role it must play.
I first met Julius Solaris, Boldpush, a consultancy and research company years ago on Twitter (now X). A few years later we met in person at an IMEX America in Las Vegas prior to both living in that city. At that time, he owned and ran Event Manager Blog, which included a private LinkedIn Group with over 350,000 members from around the world, where members interacted in multiple languages. (Yes, over 350,000 members!)
Rachel Wimberly, on leading the Exhibition Industry Board Meeting Session at the UFI Global Congress
Rachel Wimberly, EVP of Business Development and M&A, Tarsus is moderating the upcoming “Exhibition Industry Board Meeting” at the UFI Global Congress, on November 2nd, 11:45 AM in Las Vegas. The rest of the Board are Heather Farley, President, Access Intelligence, David Harrison, CFO, IMEX Group, Hugh Jones, CEO, RX, and Mary Larkin, CEO Americas, Arc Media Holdings, Ltd.
Tommy Goodwin, Vice President, the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance (ECA) [...]
The inaugural Nest Sustainable Events Summit, supported by UFI and JMIC (Joint Meetings Industry Council) takes place at the Javits Center in New York City on September 21 this year at 8:30 AM ET. This half-day, interactive program is limited to only 120 people and will be a combined update on the Net Carbon Events initiative, global industry sustainable efforts, and interactive Think Tank.
The 90th UFI Global Congress lands on the shores on North America this November 1-4, to the oasis in the desert known as Las Vegas. This is the first time this event has been held in the US and there are some Vegas-sized things planned for delegates and sponsors.
Thailand to host AFECA AGM 2023, reigniting its leading role in driving the exhibition industry in the region
Bangkok: Thailand is officially declared a host of the Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023.
24 October 2022: Thailand’s trade show industry has staged a strong rebound since borders reopened. Eleven new international trade shows were successfully launched between May and September of this year with supports from Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) in pursuit of advancing the “Thailand 4.0” national agenda. And to effectively take the initiative, the bureau also launched its “SPIRE Thailand” – a campaign that helps driving domestic exhibitions in key vertical industries.
There’s no doubt that inflationary pressures and supply chain issues are real in the U.S. and around the globe. How are North American exhibition organizers dealing these economic headwinds? We spoke with three UFI members who are leading exhibition organizers in North America to find out how they are creating a game plan to address these rapidly evolving challenges.
The UFI Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Grantees: Monika Baro, VNU [...]