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UFI European Conference examines the future of the exhibition industry from a European perspective


15 June 2021: Taking place over two afternoons, the 2021 UFI European Conference put a spotlight on European excellence and thought leadership in the global context. Led by Nick Dugdale-Moore, UFI’s Regional Director for Europe, the digital event offered participants a blend of keynote sessions and expert content, as well as networking, matchmaking and business…

Saraya Aqaba Waterpark in Jordan to open its doors for the ultimate aquatic adventure on July 3rd


15 June 2021: Saraya Aqaba Waterpark, the first-of-its-kind world-class waterpark in Aqaba city and the largest in the Kingdom of Jordan, will open its doors to local and international guests on July 3rd, 2021. Guests will be able to experience the ultimate aquatic adventure with over 25 unique slides, rides and attractions. Located in the…

IICC Dwarka’s (India’s Largest Exhibition Centre) Construction is in Full Swing


15 June 2021: IICC (India International Convention & Expo Centre) Located in Dwarka, New Delhi, IICC is India’s largest convention and exhibition centre’s Construction is in full Progress is and as of 4th June 2021 Construction Rate is about 68.91%. IICC offers a mixed purpose tourism experience with the best location, convenient transportation, as well…

Travelers prefer booking directly with providers amid uncertainty


15 June 2021: A recent GlobalData poll has revealed a shift in consumer preference towards booking holidays directly, instead of going through an online travel agency (OTA). A total 39%* of respondents said they would typically book directly, followed by 17% that opted for OTAs and price comparison sites. The leading data and analytics company…

$1 Billion Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion Debuts with First Major Convention Post-Pandemic


15 June 2021: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) debuted the Las Vegas Convention Center’s (LVCC) $1 billion, 1.4 million square foot West Hall expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by doors opening to Informa Market’s World of Concrete, the first major convention to return to Las Vegas and to the U.S. post-pandemic….

Koelnmesse offers new services for trade fairs during and after the Coronavirus-crisis


12 June 2021: “Koelnmesse is perfectly prepared for the hybrid future of the global trade fair business,” says the Cologne trade fair company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Gerald Böse. At their core, hybrid events consist of the following: people on site in the trade fair halls network with business partners around the globe who…

HKECIA welcomes appointment of Michael Duck as UFI’s President (22-23) and Monica Lee-Müller as UFI President (21-22)


10 June 2021: Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) welcomes the appointment of Michael Duck as Incoming President (2022-2023) of UFI-The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. Michael Duck, Executive Vice President-Commercial Development, Informa Markets and Executive Vice President-Commercial Development, Group at Informa Group, has held a position on the Association’s Executive Committee…

KEMA organises ‘Vaccination Drive’ for safety and Health of the Event Management Fraternity


10 June 2021: Covid-19 has adversely affected the economy, which was showing signs of recovery before the devastating second wave of the novel coronavirus. One of the industries among many to face the brunt of this pandemic is the entertainment / event / exhibition industry. Given the near-complete shutdown of the cinema halls, social gatherings,…

Michael Duck to lead UFI as President in 2022-23


09 June 2021: UFI’s Board of Directors has elected Michael Duck as future President of UFI for the 2022-23 period. UFI Presidential Trio for the 2021-22 term will, therefore, be: # Michael Duck (EVP-Commercial Development, Informa Markets and EVP-Commercial Development, Group at Informa Group), Incoming President 2022-23 # Monica Lee-Mu¨ller (Managing Director of Hong Kong…