News & Articles - UFI

  • UFI Launches New Certification Program for Trade Show Professionals

    The Global Association of the Exhibitions Industry, UFI, has launched a new accredited designation for trade show professionals. The UFI Certified Professional (UCP) is a self-paced, fully customizable program offered to both members and non-members. It includes existing UFI programs as well as modules offered by a network of global educational partners. Additional benefits beyond the classroom include networking, specialization and career development. “Our members have been requesting a UFI endorsement of our education, so they can signal to employers…

    Breaking News

  • 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,…

    Breaking News

  • 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…

    Breaking News

  • 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.…

    Breaking News

  • Reopening Exhibitions Key to Rebuilding Economies: GED 2020 Focus

    Global Exhibitions Day (GED) is going virtual in 2020 due to COVID-19. Held each June, exhibit and event industry professionals come together to foster relationships and build awareness with legislators and other policy influencers. This year, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events aims to raise awareness of, and advocacy for, the impact face-to-face exhibitions have on local economies, and the critical role they play in building businesses and connecting people around the world. GED is actively supported and promoted…

    Breaking News

  • 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…

    Breaking News, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Meeting Community, Travel Tips & News

  • UFI statement on U.S. travel ban

    U.S. President Donald J. Trump has issued an order to temporarily ban visitors from seven countries from entering the United States. On this matter UFI, as the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry, states: Latest UFI research shows that more than half of the companies in the US exhibition industry are expecting a negative impact from recent political developments in the world, including the outcome of the U.S. presidential elections. This endangers the recent solid growth of the U.S. exhibition…

    Breaking News, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Meeting Community, Travel Tips & News

  • New research presents insights in global behaviour of exhibition visitors

    UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry has partnered with event research specialists Explori to release a thought-provoking report that focuses on visitors of exhibitions around the globe. This report was jointly researched and written and is supported by SISO; The Society of Independent Show Organizers (USA). The comprehensive analysis is based on Explori’s global database, consolidating visitor surveys from a sample of 920 events worldwide. It delivers key findings related to the visitor’s behaviour, the levels of…

    Breaking News, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Meeting Community, Travel Tips & News

  • 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…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community, Meeting Facts & Stats

  • UFI’s 13th Global Barometer of the exhibition industry identifies contrasting perspectives

    Results of UFI’s 13th Global Barometer survey indicate contrasting perspectives for the main exhibition markets. In reviewing the consolidated results over five years, UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, identified a majority of companies declaring an increase in their turnover. Almost one company out of two declared an increase of annual profit of more than 10 per cent since 2010. However, 56 per cent of the respondents declared that the impact of the “economic crisis” on their business…

    Uncategorized

Venue & Supplier Profiles