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AIPC, ICCA and UFI launch of Global Alliance in new collaboration effort

Three global meetings industry associations have agreed to launch a Global Alliance designed to facilitate closer co-operation. AIPC (The International Association of Convention Centres), ICCA (The International Congress and Convention Association), and UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) agreed to launch the initiative, which they hope will generate more comprehensive and bett...

Technology for smart events and festivalisation top agenda for HKECIA Conference

The increasing importance of technology in creating smart events and the festivalisation of events are the two issues at the head of the agenda of the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) Conference on 6 June 2019. The annual conference will be followed by the association’s 29th Annual Dinner at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Earlier this year the ...

UFI’s European Conference comes to Birmingham, UK

UFI’s 2019 European Conference is taking place 15-17 May in Birmingham, UK. The theme of the event is ‘The Organisers’ Future’, and will focus on what’s in store for organisers in Europe and beyond. It will cover global opportunities from a European perspective, as well as focusing on the USA, China and Russia. The opening keynote session will feature prominent broadcaster Robert Peston, and forme...

New Year, new look and new strategy for JMIC

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has set a new course for the New Year, including a new Charter, revised constitution and streamlined Strategic Plan. The new approach was agreed at JMIC’s final meeting of 2018, where members reached a consensus on a number of key structural changes intended to guide the ongoing development of the industry representation body. The new Charter sets out the...

Record attendance as 85th UFI Congress kicks off in St Petersburg

Over 450 global event professional representing UFI members in more than 54 countries have gather in St Petersburg, Russia, for the association’s global congress, taking place from 31 October to 3 November. The event kicked off with the 2018 UFI General Assembly, chaired by 2018 president Corrado Peraboni of Fiera Milano. Peraboni commented: ““It has been a busy year serving the growing global com...

Industry leaders oversee new venues and growth in India

This September, the Executive Committee of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, met in Delhi. Industry leaders from companies such as Informa, Reed, and Fiera Milano held meetings with venue representatives and senior industry players in India, to discuss growing opportunities and venues within the country. “For many years, international organisers have been pushing for more and...

UFI readies for The Dynamics of Transition in St Petersburg

UFI, the global association for the exhibition industry, has announced the key speakers for its annual Global Congress, set to be held in ExpoForum St Petersburg from 31 October – 3 November. Over 200 exhibition industry leaders from more than 40 countries have already registered for the 85th UFI Global Congress to hear a speaker line-up that will include Chett Burchett (Reed Exhibitions), Simon F...