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Letter from the President

This year is an election year at UFI. In spring, you will all elect the new leaderships for our regional chapters around the world. Later, after the summer, we will have the Board elections. In parallel, the working groups and committees will as well elect their new leaders. At UFI, these are open elections, there is no “roster of candidates” pre-selected by a Board and put forward for approval.

TCEB Unveils Five-Year Plan Propelling Thailand’s Mice Industry On Global Stage

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is unveiling its five-year action plan (2023-2027) under the TCEB Go strategy and Thailand MICE to Meet You Year 2023 campaign in a bid to revitalize the economy and promote Thailand as a premier MICE destination on the global stage. The TCEB Go strategy is executed through five strategic approaches...

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.

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.

2023 Exhibition Outlook Part II: Deeper dive into how industry leaders are responding to current market conditions

In a blog post in December, UFI CEO Kai Hattendorf outlined five themes that will shape the next 12 to 18 months. In a 2 part blog post, we will share strategies that UFI members are deploying around these themes in 2023.

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