International exhibition industry marks Global Exhibitions Day tomorrow

PARIS, The international exhibition industry will celebrate tomorrow, 1st June, the Global Exhibitions Day (GED) to recognise the important role that trade exhibitions play in driving economies throughout the world.

The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), the leading global association of the world’s tradeshow organisers and exhibition centre operators, says exhibitions have traditionally played a role in bolstering and growing economic sectors, and this year is no exception! The seventh annual GED celebrates the role of exhibitions in accelerating the pace of economic recovery and, as COVID-19 restrictions end, the industry anticipates a strong and quick recovery.

The 2022 GED campaign focuses on the irreplaceable value of physical exhibitions and face-to-face business events in creating platforms for economic growth and recovery, as well as being the perfect occasion to network and meet new people.

While the event is facilitated by the UFI, all businesses and professionals in the sector are encouraged to join the GED celebrations by highlighting the impact of exhibitions on local economies – both in building businesses and connecting people from around the world.

This 1st June, GED sends the message that everyone in the exhibitions industry – from individuals and professionals to businesses and associations – is working to empower people and businesses, creating opportunities for millions around the world to each make a difference and to make their voices heard.

In her GED address to the global exhibition industry, Monica Lee-Müller, UFI President, says, “Our industry’s resilience to adversities is amazing. I must thank and acknowledge the foresight of our colleagues who initiated Global Exhibitions Day, seven years ago. Every year, as we celebrate GED, we highlight the tangible impact of exhibitions on global economies, and the tangible value to unite people from all different countries and cultures around the world.” ”This year’s GED, on 1 June, will be the perfect occasion to put the spotlight on us once again. Happy Global Exhibitions Day!”

UFI directly represents around 50,000 exhibition industry employees globally, and also works closely with its 64 national and regional associations members.

820 member organisations in 86 countries and regions around the world are presently signed up as members.

Source: Emirates News Agency