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Global Exhibitions Day Awards

UFI media partner Exhibition World (EW) has launched the inaugural Global Exhibitions Day Awards, celebrating the diverse, creative, initiatives occurring globally around 7 June 2017. The Global Exhibitions Day Awards were endorsed by UFI who took part in the panel of judges. Results were released on 13 July by Exhibition World. Winners and runners up are listed below and more detail can be found at

Most Creative Activity: endorsing the most quirky, fun and challenging entry
· WINNER: Amsterdam RAI (The Netherlands)
· RUNNERS UP: IFEMA (Spain) and IESA (India).

Highest Profile Online Activity: recognising the most ambitious online marketing initiative
· WINNER: Fondiazione Fiera Milano – Fondazione Fiera Milano – Accademia Fiera Milano (Italy)
· RUNNERS UP: Info Salons Group (Australia, China, Hong Kong, Middle East) and Ungerboeck (USA).

Biggest Scale Physical Activity: awarding the most impressive offline activity
· WINNER: Bombay Exhibition Centre, NESCO, Goregaon, Mumbai (India)
· RUNNERS UP: IEA – IEOA – ESBAT (Iran) and Expo Guadalajara (Mexico): Expo Guadalajara.

Industry Impact Award: recognising the initiative that has the most positive impact supporting exhibitions as an industry
· WINNER: EEAA (Australasia)
· RUNNERS UP: PCEI (Poland) and IAEE (USA)

GED Champions Award: for organisations that offered the most diverse support for the initiative
· JOINT WINNERS: RUEF, Russia and AEFI, Italy.


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41* GED partner associations under the UFI umbrella: AAXO (South Africa), AEFI (Italy), AEO (UK), AFE (Spain), AFECA (Asia), AFIDA (Central & South America), AMPROFEC (Mexico), AOCA (Argentina), AUMA (Germany), CAEM (Canada), CEFA (Central Europe), CENTREX (Central Europe), CFI (Italy), EEAA (Australasia), EEIA (EU), EFU (Ukraine), EMECA (Europe), EXSA (South Africa), FAIRLINK (Sweden), FAMAB (Germany), HKECIA (Hong-Kong), IAEE (USA), IDFA (Germany), IECA (Indonesia), IEIA (India), IELA (Global), IFES (Global), LECA (Lebanon), MACEOS (Malaysia), MFTA (Macao), PCEI (Poland), RUEF (Russia), SACEOS (Singapore), SECB (Singapore), Shanghai Convention and Exhibition Industries Association (China), SISO (USA), TEA (Thailand), TECA (Taiwan), TFOA (Turkey), UBRAFE (Brazil) and UNIMEV (France).

*the list is being regularily updated


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The first ever Global Exhibitions Day, held on 8 June 2016, has mobilized thousands of industry professionals around the world.

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List of #GED16 partners:
UFI (Global), AAXO and EXSA (South Africa), AEFI and CFI (Italy), AEO (UK), AFE (Spain), AFECA (Asia), AFIDA (Central & South America), AMPROFEC (Mexico), AOCA (Argentina),  Fairlink (Sweden), AUMA and FAMAB (Germany), CAEM (Canada), CEFA and CENTREX (Central Europe), EEAA (Australasia), EEIA (EU), HKECIA (Hong-Kong), IAEE and SISO (USA), IECA (Indonesia), IEIA (India), IELA (Global), IFES (Global), LECA (Lebanon), MACEOS (Malaysia), MFTA (Macao), PCEI (Poland), RUEF (Russia), TEA (Thailand), UBRAFE (Brazil) and UNIMEV (France).