This first of June the Global Exhibitions Day (GED) focuses on the irreplaceable value of physical exhibitions and face-to-face business events by bringing people together, creating opportunities, and driving the economy.
Serving businesses and communities globally, trade show organisers and associations are back in business and stronger than ever. Thanks to the strength of its community, the exhibitions industry has made a remarkable comeback highlighting the value of in-person events. Events are seeing levels of attendance similar - if not higher – to those before the pandemic.
Monica Lee-Muller, UFI President says, “With GED on 1 June fast approaching, let’s join hands to once again put our industry in the spotlight. The 2022 GED will focus on the irreplaceable value of physical exhibitions. After the prolonged pandemic, it’s perfect timing to advocate the contribution of exhibitions to local and global economies. I look forward to your active participation.”
To support preparations and to provide a strong, unified message to stakeholders worldwide. The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry - UFI has facilitated the creation of a website with relevant data on the economic impact of exhibitions, as well as ways to get involved. It includes an interactive map that showcases GED-related events taking place worldwide.
„After the prolonged pandemic, it’s perfect timing to advocate the contribution of exhibitions to local and global economies.“
Further, UFI is running a content campaign, including customizable and interactive activities, to promote key messages around GED 2022. All businesses and professionals in the sector are encouraged to join the GED celebrations on 1 June 2022 by highlighting the impact of exhibitions on local economies – both in building businesses and connecting people from around the world.
Planers are welcomed to contribute to this year’s GED and be part of a dynamic global community by joining a local GED2022 initiative, adding their event to the GED map to connect people and build businesses or creating their own “voices of the exhibition industry” card and share thoughts on the future of the industry.
About the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
is the global trade association of the world’s tradeshow organisers and exhibition centre operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry. UFI’s main goal is to represent, promote and support the business interests of its members and the exhibition industry. UFI directly represents more than 50,000 exhibition industry employees globally, and also works closely with its 60 national and regional association members.