The 4th edition of the Global Exhibitions Day (GED19) will to be held on 5 June 2019. GED19 is actively supported by 41 partner associations and UFI the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. UFI is inviting exhibition industry professionals all over the world to get involved and participate in this campaign to promote the industry.
The 2nd Latin American Conference will take place in the last week of April 2020 at the new Centro de Convenciones de Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event will be hosted by La Rural and colocated with the 17th Expoeventos Latinoamerica, one of the major exhibition industry events in the region.
For the first time, the total global economic impact of exhibitions has been calculated. With a total output of €275 ($325) billion in business sales annually, the exhibition sector is on a par with sectors such as machine tools or medical and surgical equipment.
With the theme “The Organisers’ Future”, the 2019 UFI European Conference will focus on what’s in store for organisers in Europe and beyond. The conference will cover global opportunities from a European perspective as well as focusing on the US and China/Russia (OBOR).
As new General Manager, Akiko Ohara (50) heads Messe Düsseldorf Japan Ltd, where she will have the overall strategic and operational responsibility for Messe Düsseldorf’s subsidiary in Tokyo. She is the first woman at the highest management level of an international subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf.
UFI is pleased to announce that two special events will take place ahead of this year’s European Conference in Birmingham (UK). The first will focus on “Operations and Services” while the second will be all about “Digital Innovation”.
UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and SACEOS, the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers, are launching a new educational initiative, for MICE professionals on physical and cyber-security.
Informa, the international exhibitions, events, information services and scholarly research group, announces the launch of Informa Ventures, a founderfriendly venture capital fund that makes early stage investments in the Knowledge & Information economy.
By the time the Frankfurt Book Fair opens its doors on 16 October 2019, featuring Norway as this year’s partner country, the technical revitalisation of Hall 6 will have come to an end. Designed by architect Martin Schoenmakers and brought into operation in time for the 1963 Spring Fair, the exterior and interior of Hall 6 will look like new again.
Konstantin von Vieregge, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa, will be moving to Atlanta to assume the position of President at Messe Frankfurt Inc. He will be succeeded by Joshua Low, who has already been Group Exhibition Director at Messe Frankfurt South Africa since June 2017.