The value of exhibitions: Industry associatio...
The value of exhibitions

Industry associations come together at JLS

The Joint Leadership Summit (JLS) of the business event associations AEO / SACEOS / SISO / UFI – Singapore, taking place from October 5 to 7, 2021 at the Fullerton Hotel, will see the first face-to-face meeting, since the pandemic began, of ASEAN government ministers, major global organisers, trade association leaders and tourism bureau chiefs to reinvigorate the region's business events industry and reboot inter- and intra-regional business travel.

Supported by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and co-organised by Singapore Association for Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS), Association of Event Organisers (AEO), Society for Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, the event will underscore the value of exhibitions as vital economic drivers and a sustainable way of promoting and accelerating global commerce.
„For too long, we have not been able to do what we do best - bring people together.“
Anbu Varathan, president, UFI
As the first international business event with fully vaccinated participants to be held in Singapore, the JLS will put forward a clear action plan to restart business events in the region. During the summit, industry executives and association leaders will exchange insights and perspectives on global reopening experiences and sector developments.

To prime the industry's evolution through a new operating environment, the event will also witness the launch of the Asia CEO Summit @ Singapore, an annual dialogue for the regional exhibition industry taking place over three years from 2022 to 2024 in Singapore.

Anbu Varathan, President, UFI said: "UFI's mission is to bring together the exhibition industry, those who build, maintain, and support the world's market places. For too long, we have not been able to meet face to face to do what we do best - bring people together."