Global Exhibitions Day (GED) 2021 : Largest d...
Global Exhibitions Day (GED) 2021

Largest day of awareness and advocacy for the exhibition industry

Photo: UFI

The sixth ever Global Exhibitions Day, which took place on June 2, 2021, spread the message that "exhibitions are the fastest of fast tracks to economic recovery" across the globe. GED 2021 demonstrated the unity of the industry and proved that exhibitions create platforms for growth and recovery, whilst also instilling confidence in others to participate in organised events that prioritise safety and success in equal measure. From videos to meetings, from webinars to hybrid events, from webcasts to social campaigns and virtual contests, and more, people and organisations from around 110 countries/regions participated in GED 2021.

The global day of advocacy and awareness for the exhibition industry is initiated and coordinated by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. Anbu Varathan, UFI president, says: "participation in this year's Global Exhibitions Day has been amazing! GED 2021 definitely saw a unification of the industry, presenting the opportunity to share hope and optimism, and to focus on the important role of exhibitions in reconnecting and rebuilding communities and economies. This memorable day raises awareness, as we demonstrate our passion, purpose and power!"

"The commitment of event professionals has put a spotlight on both the size and passion of our industry. It's also been an opportunity to see the creativity, diversity and multicultural nature of exhibitions," says Kai Hattendorf, UFI's CEO. "We are business event professionals, and the best prepped sector in the world to set up and run exhibitions and business events safely, with top-class procedures in place."
„Participation in this year's Global Exhibitions Day has been amazing!“
Anbu Varathan, UFI president
The key messages from GED 2021 will continue to be shared throughout the year. The next Global Exhibitions Day will take place on June 1, 2022.