Global Exhibitions Day


Get Ready for GED2020!

Global Exhibitions Day (GED) is held annually on the first Wednesday of June.
GED2020 is therefore set to be celebrated on 3 June 2020!

GED is open to everyone interested in increasing the visibility of the Exhibition Industry regionally and on a global scale. In the previous editions, this initiative mobilised thousands of industry professionals all over the world: associations, exhibition organisers, venues, service providers, universities and individual professionals, just to name a few.

The message for GED2020

To make the biggest possible impact, Global Exhibitions Day this year will focus on just one message: Exhibitions are key to rebuilding economies.

We will concentrate on the idea of connecting, reconnecting, starting and rebuilding communities and economies. We want to promote the message that face-to-face exhibitions are the fastest way to reconnect with your marketplace, and that the connections made at exhibitions will lead to the renewal of our economy.

GED Toolkit

You will find GED visuals, infographics, logos and information in the GED Toolkit, which is updated regularly.

The information will help you to plan your initiatives. The visuals, logos and social media guides can be used in your campaigns and activities.

GED Toolkit


Interactive map

We need you to help us showcase the power of exhibitions by telling the stories that happen at shows all over the world.

We are creating a map to host the stories, and we want your exhibition included. Submit your pictures of presidents cutting ribbons, new product launch demos, videos of business leaders giving keynotes, smiling faces of innovation award winners, recipients of education grants … all the moments that help to tell the story. Let’s bring together our stories to show how exhibitions connect people and build businesses.

Interactive map


How you can contribute

UFI invites anyone in the exhibition industry to get involved in the celebration to promote the industry and exhibitions as business platforms.

– We are asking members to submit stories about your events. We want to showcase how the connections at exhibitions help to build our world. Tell us about:

  • Product launches that happened at one of your events
  • Big business deals that were announced
  • Amazing people that met and made connections
  • Movements that were started

– Quotes, videos, testimonials, or photos from any government officials who have participated in an event

– Any other way you want to creatively show your support for the Exhibition Industry

– Use social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube) to get involved:

  • Share all activities and initiatives on social media and use it to motivate your colleagues and friends to get involved;
  • Post photos (of your initiatives/ of you holding the GED2020 sign…) and infographics on UFI channels/ tag UFI




List of GED partner associations under the UFI umbrella: AAXO (South Africa), AEFI (Italy), AEO (UK), AFE (Spain), AFECA (Singapore), AFIDA (Colombia), AMPROFEC (Mexico), AOCA (Argentina), AUMA (Germany), CAEM (Canada), CEFA (Austria), CENTREX (Hungary), CFI (Italy), EEAA (Australia), EEIA/EMECA (Belgium), EFU (Ukraine), EXSA (South Africa), FAIRLINK (Sweden), FAMAB (Germany), HKECIA (Hong-Kong), IAEE (USA), IDFA (Germany), IECA (Indonesia), IEIA (India), IELA (Switzerland), IFES (Belgium), LECA (Lebanon), MACEOS (Malaysia), MFTA (Macau), PCEI (Poland), RUEF (Russia), SACEOS (Singapore), SCEIA (China), SECB (Singapore), SISO (USA), TECA (Taiwan), TEA (Thailand), TFOA (Turkey), UBRAFE (Brazil) and UNIMEV (France).

GED Online Reporting Tool

The tool is dedicated to collect and share activities related to the Global Exhibitions Day campaign. We invite you to:

  • Share and update your initiatives and support;
  • Support industry professionals and media to learn about your efforts.

Please note that the tool registers ENGLISH language ONLY. If you wish to share media releases or other material in your native language, we advise you to use the upload function within the reporting tool.

UFI will be reviewing and editing (where necessary) all entries to ensure only GED related activities are shared and all information provided is relevant.

Thank you for joining #GED20!