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«Digitization and Brexit high on the agenda in Sandton»

As in previous years, UFI will use the time around the UFI Global Congress to identify the core themes that the UFI team feels will impact the global exhibition industry in 2017. UFI managing director Kai Hattendorf explains what’s to expect from the gathering in Sandton, Johannesburg, ...

«Everything is ripe for South Africa to be the leading country»

The UFI Board of Directors has elected Craig Newman, Chief Executive Officer of the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC), as the President of UFI for 2019. The decision was made at a board meeting during UFI European Conference in Cologne (Germany) in May 2017.

«Social media will gain ever more importance in the future»

Social media has had a reasonable impact on the success of trade- and consumer fairs. It is part of the process for the exhibition industry to grow faster than the global economy. Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Outgoing UFI president, talks burning issues on the global exhibition industry.

«Talent is not only critical, it’s scarce»

Artexis Easyfairs has risen from nowhere to establish itself as a major force in the exhibition industry. At the 84th UFI congress Artexis Easyfairs will be handed out the UFI education award. Anna Lafère of Easyfairs explains some of the values of the organisation.

«The principle fair business model will prevail»

Jochen Witt is the author and publisher of the bi-yearly survey for the exhibition industry «Global Exhibition Industry Survey» (GEIS). The survey has become one of the exhibition industry’s primary sources for research and future topics for the industry. Jochen Witt of ...

«The industry is growing in a big way»

The beauty about the African continent is the variety of resources available, minerals and agriculture. The introduction of international trade shows play a big role in developing policy and ensuring local manufacture. Carol Weaving explains the role of the African exhibition industry to ...

«A handshake embodies the connection to the real world»

The turnover of Koelnmesse in 2016 totalled 274 million euros, thus once again exceeding the own forecasts. Foreign markets accounted for 14 per- cent of this turnover. And all signs are indicating further growth in the future. The CEO of Koelnmesse, Gerald Böse, describes steps for ...

«We believe in the regrowth of the exhibition industry»

Cassiano Facchinetti, Managing Director Koelnmesse São Paulo, on Trade Fairs in Brazil

«StandOut: Undisputed No 1 in Austria»

2017 has seen the rebranding of two of Austria’s foremost exhibit companies into StandOut. The company is still growing strongly and operates from a 30 000 m2 big facility in Salzburg, Austria. CEO Dipl. BW Christian Steiner talks to Expodata-Live-Kommunikation about future ...