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  • IAEE Partners with Fern on Education Series

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has partnered with services contractor Fern to offer a premiere chapter education series that enables industry-leading content to be provided at a local level. “It is important to us to provide the best and most pertinent education programming to our members, especially as our industry strives to recover from the challenges faced in the past year,” says IAEE vice-president of learning experiences, Marsha Flanagan. “In the five years the chapter education series…

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  • 2021 Should See Significant Bounce Back in Exhibition Industry: Survey Says

    The impact of COVID-19 on the exhibition industry has been severe but signs point to a quick recovery in 2021. This is according to UFI’s latest global barometer survey results. The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry reports that industry revenues will likely double in 2021, compared to 2020, when revenues represented just 28 per cent of those in 2019. Globally, between April and August 2020, more than half of all companies reported no activity. This situation changed from September,…

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  • Work Program Offers Temporary Employment to Events Industry Personnel

    GES has launched a program that provides temporary work for experienced exhibition professionals in anticipation of in-person events returning in 2021. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and events abruptly cancelling, thousands of experienced and talented trade show personnel lost employment,” says Jeff Quade, executive vice-president of exhibitions at GES. “As shows and events begin to come back safely, we want to prioritize work opportunities for those talented and skilled exhibition employees that have been so pivotal to the success of…

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  • Exhibition Industry’s Largest International Meeting goes Digital

    The global association of the exhibition industry, UFI, has announced its worldwide conference will be digital-only this year. “Our members have been telling us they want to connect, learn and have the global UFI community brought together,” says UFI president, Mary Larkin. “Since COVID-19 will not allow us to do this face-to-face, we are moving online to host the most accessible UFI Global Congress ever. Quality content, flexible timings and accessibility — these are the best ways to serve the…

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  • Exhibition Industry’s Largest Global Conference Going ‘Glocal’ in 2020

    With COVID-19-related travel restrictions expected to continue over the coming months, UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has decided to adjust the format of this year’s congress. Instead of holding the event in one location in November, the association will run a number of smaller regional gatherings around the world. “We want to ensure that as many of our colleagues as possible can attend in person, so we are ‘glocalizing’ the global congress,” says UFI president, Mary Larkin.…

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  • UFI’s Global Barometer shows exhibition industry geared for further growth around the world in 2017

    Positive mood dampened by political developments around the world as half of those polled expect significant or limited economic impact for exhibitions and events Among the most important business issues, rising competition within the exhibition industry gains in importance Large majority of companies globally intend to develop new activities to create growth Despite an ongoing slowdown in global economic growth, and a decline in open trade promoters on the international stage, the exhibition industry remains geared for continued growth in…

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  • UFI’s 14th Global Barometer Survey of the exhibition industry reflects positive perspectives for 2015

    Results of UFI’s 14th Global Barometer survey indicate positive perspectives for 2015. The situation appears rather solid with a majority of companies from all regions declaring an increase of their turnover since at least 2011. However, less than one company out of two declares an increase of annual profit of more than 10 per cent for 2014 and only 41% of respondents consider that the economic crisis is now over. Detailed results for several key national markets indicate a general…

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  • Exhibition industry grows one per cent, marking the sixteenth quarter of consecutive growth, says CEIR report

    Today, at the CEIR Predict Conference, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released second quarter data collected for the annual CEIR Index report, and the results marked a modest year-on-year gain of one per cent. All four metrics posted year-on-year gains with the strongest performance in real revenues, which rose 1.4 per cent. The growth of the exhibition industry lagged behind GDP during the second quarter of 2014, a reversal of the previous two quarters. “Overall, the second-quarter results…

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  • IAEE white paper examines future trends in the exhibitions and events industry

    The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) released today its white paper, Future Trends Impacting the Exhibitions and Events Industry, created by the IAEE Future Trends Task Force, chaired by Francis J. Friedman, president of Time Place Strategies, Inc. “This white paper offers an exceptional overview of what to expect in terms of continuing the emphasis on face-to-face marketing,” says Friedman. “The goal was to create a picture of the next three to five years in the exhibition industry.…

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  • Overall exhibition industry grew 1.2 per cent marking three years of consecutive growth

    CEIR Index second quarter results in line with economists’ projection but slightly lags behind macro economy as real GDP gains 1.4 per cent The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announces that data collected for the annual CEIR Index report for the second quarter marked the twelfth consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth increasing 1.2 per cent overall, which is down only slightly, 0.3 percentage points, when compared to the second quarter of last year. While the growth of the exhibition…

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