The sixth annual Global Exhibitions Day took place on 2 June 2021
The sixth ever Global Exhibitions Day, which took place on 2 June 2021, spread the message that “exhibitions are the fastest of fast tracks to economic recovery” across the globe. GED 2021 demonstrated the unity of the industry and proved that exhibitions create platforms for growth and recovery, whilst also instilling confidence in others to participate in organised events that prioritise safety and success in equal measure.
It’s clear that 2021 is a pivotal year for the global exhibition industry. Exhibitions generate €493 billion (US$551 billion) in business sales each year. In addition, visitors and exhibitor expenses generate a total of €299 billion (US$334 billion) across the exhibition industry value chain (organisers, venues and service providers) and in tourism-related activities (accommodation, food and travel).
The rollout of the vaccine is making it possible to reconnect again on the show floor. Markets are starting to reopen around the world and events are taking place again in Europe, the United States and Asia. The industry is ready to be better than ever!
From videos to meetings, from webinars to hybrid events, from webcasts to social campaigns and virtual contests, and more, people and organisations from around 110 countries/regions participated in GED 2021.
The global reach online is at the same level as in previous years (final figures detailing the online reach will be available in the GED documentation in a few weeks). Over the course of the GED 2021 campaign, we saw a real appetite across the industry to meet again, as people participated live webinars and hybrid events for GED, while many more activities celebrating the people and power of exhibitions took place throughout the industry, leading up to and on the day.
The key messages from GED 2021 will continue to be shared throughout the year, and the next Global Exhibitions Day will take place on 1 June 2022.
Key supporters of GED 2021:
AAXO, AEFI, AEO, AFE, AFECA, AFIDA, AMPROFEC, AOCA, AUMA, CAEM, CEFA, CENTREX, CFI, EEAA, EEIA, EFU, EMECA, EXSA, FAIRLINK, FAMAB, HKECIA, ECA, IDFA, IECA, IEIA, IELA, IFES, LECA, MACEOS, MFTA, PCEI, RUEF, SACEOS/SECB, SCEIA, SISO, TEA, TECA, TFOA, UBRAFE and UNIMEV.
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You will find GED messages, visuals, infographics, logos and other information in the GED Toolkit.GED Toolkit
GED2020 report and highlights!
Thanks to you, Global Exhibitions Day 2020 has been 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.
See just some of the highlights from GED 2020YouTube Flickr Map