Global Exhibitions Day


Recap of GED2020!

Thank you for making Global Exhibitions Day 2020 the single largest day or awareness and advocacy for the exhibition industry ever!

GED 2020 Report


The message that “exhibitions are key to rebuilding economies” spread around the world.

So many activities took place from videos to meetings with policy makers, webinars to hybrid events, webcast to social campaigns, bingo, cakes, virtual running parties, and more, people and organisations from at least 114 countries/regions got involved.

See just some of the highlights from GED 2020

YouTube Flickr Map


You can still add your participation to these activities. For the map, add your exhibition here. For inclusion on YouTube and Flickr, send an email to

Also, please don’t forget to add your activity into the reporting tool, so we can include it in all the GED2020 recap materials, and as we continue to spread the message that exhibitions are key to rebuilding economies.

Thank you to everyone in the industry for really making this GED special. We’re already looking forward to 2 June 2021 for the next Global Exhibitions Day!

The message for GED2020

Global Exhibitions Day this year will focus on the message: Exhibitions are key to rebuilding economies.

Our message concentrates on the idea of connecting, reconnecting, starting and rebuilding communities and economies. We are promoting 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 2020 is a unification of the industry, an occasion to share hope and optimism, and a focus on the important role of exhibitions in reconnecting and rebuilding communities and economies.

GED Toolkit

You will find GED messages, visuals, infographics, logos and other information in the GED Toolkit.

GED Toolkit


Interactive map

Add a memorable moment from your exhibition to the map to show how exhibitions connect people and build businesses.

We are looking for: presidents cutting ribbons, new product launches, videos of business leaders giving keynotes, industry-changing demos, smiling faces of innovation award winners, Nobel prize winners giving talks, recipients of education grants … all the single moments that help to tell the story.

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If you cannot view the map, see the exhibitions in list form.




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!