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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 are endorsed by UFI and will be assessed by a panel of judges from EW and UFI.

Categories will include: 1. Most Creative Activity: endorsing the most quirky, fun and challenging entry / 2. Biggest Scale Online Activity: recognising the most ambitious online marketing initiative / 3. Biggest Scale Physical Activity: awarding the most impressive offline activity / 4. Industry Impact Award: recognising the initiative that has the most positive impact supporting exhibitions as an industry.

All activities shared by 18 June 2017 and added to the above “Activities around the globe” list are automatically considered by the jury.
Winners will get coverage of their activity in an upcoming edition of EW, as well as a trophy.

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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.

GED16 Actions GED16 Media Release


GED 2016 - Global Activities Around GED 2016 (2) GED 2016 - Made History (1) GED 2016 - Making Headlines (1)

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).