Curtain Raiser: GED 2020 on June 3
Global Exhibitions Day (popularly known as GED) take place on the first Wednesday of June every year. This year’s GED will be celebrated 3 June as announced by UFI. The aim of this global industry celebration is to promote the value of exhibitions for companies, and the role that they play in developing trade and driving innovation. GED is open to everyone and mobilises exhibition industry professionals to increase the visibility of the exhibition industry regionally and globally.
In previous editions of GED, there were a broad range of initiatives, both face-to-face and online, and UFI encourages event industry professionals to continue this trend.
According to UFI, despite the sheer size of the exhibition industry, its impact is relatively unknown. Often called ‘the invisible giant’ it serves as a platform where markets can meet to generate sales, create jobs, and boost economies.
This is why one GED initiative will receive the ‘Making the invisible giant visible’ award which we’re presenting for the first time at GED2020. A panel made up of the UFI GED team, and Exhibition World will select the initiative that best showcases the exhibition industry to the world.