Exhibitions can contribute to a sustainable world

Reducing the impact businesses have on the environment and ensuring that they contribute positively to the regions they operate in is high priority for most industries, including exhibitions.

Exhibitions can contribute to a sustainable world as, in addition to the positive economic and educational impact they have at regional levels, they can reduce multiple travel. By hosting market players at an exhibition, professionals can schedule meetings and develop business relationships with multiple contacts all under one roof.

Many exhibition venues and show organisers priorities social responsibility and have demonstrated their commitment to having a positive impact on  local communities.

Exhibitions and events have the power to change patterns of consumption, change patterns of behaviour and help diminish inequalities through gathering powerful influencers and market leaders in one venue.

More specifically, the exhibition industry can contribute addressing the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and UFI is launching a project to report on best practices. The data collection has just started and the objective is to provide an online searchable database prior to Global Exhibitions Day. For more details on this project, see existing entries and enter yours click here.


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 #GED19!

2019 Global Exhibitions Day Awards

All GED19 initiatives entered into the GED Online Reporting Tool before 21 June will be in the running for an Exhibition World/ UFI GED Award.

The top five initiatives will be selected for one of these Awards by a panel including senior staff from UFI and Exhibition World.

GED18 winners