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UFI Blog – The platform for the Exhibition Industry

UFI brings together those who build, maintain, and support the world’s market places: trade show organisers, venue owners and operators, service providers, and national as well as international associations of our industry. The UFI Blog shares the voices of industry professionals around the globe. We invite you to become part of the community, supply your comments and share your ideas.

Enjoy reading – Your UFI team

 



Update from the CEO

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Dear members, dear colleagues, Ahead of our Global Congress in Las Vegas, I have had the opportunity to connect with our members and community in Asia, Europe, and North America in recent weeks – having been in Bangkok, Düsseldorf, New York. And when you read this, we will be in Singapore with a team, jointly producing the Asia CEO Summit, a collaboration between AEO, SACEOS, SISO, and UFI.

Letter from the President

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I hope many of you had the opportunity to enjoy a little break between the busy seasons our industry is going through again this year. I for my part have returned energised and excited about where we are as an industry right now. Looking at our most recent UFI Global Barometer, it is nothing but astonishing that – give or take a few percentage points – globally and on average we have grown back this quickly to the size we had in 2019 when we look at the industry revenues.

The future of exhibitions is dava-driven

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In an era marked by digital transformation and rapid technological advancements, the exhibition industry is set for a data-driven future. As we venture further into 2023, the significance of data remains steadfast, with professional exhibition organizers in Thailand and beyond eagerly embracing the transformative potential to amplify innovation and deliver new business outcome to its organizations and stakeholders.

Update from the CEO

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The whole Paris team is back in the office after having used the past two months to take some time off respectively. Recharged and energised, we are working now to prepare our Global Congress in Las Vegas. We will have a unique event for all of you, and with colleagues from more than 50 countries around the world signed up already, we may see our most international event ever this November. Check out this UFI Info for more updates, and don’t forget to register.

Nest Sustainable Events Summit | 2023

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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.

31st UFI Global Barometer: Asking ChatGPT to anlayse the numbers

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In our latest UFI Global Barometer we are – for the first time – sharing data tracking the adoption of the use of Generative AI in the exhibition industry. We discussed how to interpret the data – and we decided to ask ChatGPT to analyse the numbers

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