Exhibitions are an effective and sustainable way of doing business

Exhibitions have stood the test of time as a sustainable and effective way of doing business, by being:

  • Instruments to market goods and services. This is especially the case for small and medium enterprises
  • Great investments, attracting market influencers who spend more, talk to more people and recommend more brands
  • Exhibitions are a ‘face-to-face’ medium, adding the unique ‘human element’ and are instrumental to building business contacts
  • They are powerful tools to create customer satisfaction and loyalty by providing memorable experiences

Exhibitions have a substantial impact on the industry they are operating in, for example, exhibition can:

  • Facilitate the exchange of knowledge and co-operation, leading to creating idea and projects, which can impact market sectors
  • Exhibitions have the power to help new industries to develop
  • They support the development of trade and are an instrument of internationalization

Exhibitions contribute to economic and social developments both locally and globally. At a regional / country level, exhibitions:

  • Support the growth of productivity
  • Create new workplaces, both within the exhibition industry and to tourism related activities
  • Boost economic and infrastructure development
  • Can be a tool for attracting investment for a country

GED19 Material (regularly updated in Feb/March)

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 #GED18!

2018 Global Exhibitions Day Awards: Winners announced!

The winners were decided by a panel including senior staff from UFI and Exhibition World, based on entries registered via the GED Online Reporting Tool until 20 June.

Industry Impact Award: recognising the initiative that has the most positive impact supporting exhibitions as an industry.

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