Global Exhibitions Day is a worldwide celebrations of the exhibitions industry, kicked off by global exhibition industry association in UFI in 2016 and dedicated to acknowledging the power and impact of trade and consumer events.
Here are some of the ways that companies around the world have been celebrating so far.
UFI kicked off the day with greetings from around the world
— kai hattendorf (@kaihattendorf) June 5, 2019
UFI president, Craig Newman of Johannesburg Expo Centre, explained why we should be proud of the industry
HAPPY #GED19 EVERYONE!!! On this glorious day, we would like to share with you this video of Craig Newman, CEO of Johannesburg Expo Centre and UFI President, explaining why we should be proud of our industry #eventprofs @UFILive @stephselesnick @AAXO_SA @eeaaupdate @infoaefi pic.twitter.com/hgimB0SFRs
— Global Exhibitions Day (@GED_2019) June 5, 2019
Comexposium celebrated its teams around the world
CEO Simon Foster told EN: “Events are all about people, the connections and the relationships, and for us, that’s what Global Exhibition Day celebrates. It’s a chance to recognise all the people involved in building these varied experiences all around the world that aim to bring people together. At Comexposium, both internally and externally, we see GED as an opportunity to showcase the pride we have in being part of the exhibition industry and hopefully inspire new people to join us in this fulfilling and exciting business.
The GES team told us why they love working in events
Happy Global Exhibitions Day from #TeamGES! We’re proud to work in over 60 countries worldwide and be part of such a vibrant industry. Here’s why we love working in events.#GED19 #eventprofs #exhibitions @GED_2019 pic.twitter.com/TBmrKScXdx
— GES EMEA (@GES_EMEA) June 5, 2019
IFP group held an open day for graduates
In celebration of Global Exhibitions Day, IFP Group held an open day at its offices for young graduates who are interested in exploring the world of exhibitions and its opportunities. #GED19 #IFPGroup #Exhibitions #Conferences #UFI pic.twitter.com/vXrsNmxHBS
— IFP Group (@IFPGroup) June 5, 2019
UFI’s Nick Dugdale-Moore said happy GED from Zagreb
— Nick DM – UFI (@NickDMUFI) June 5, 2019
ExCeL London celebrated the positive impact exhibitions have on communities
The EEAA acknowledged GED19 at its Leaders Forum and Dinner
Freeman took a closer look at the global impact of exhibits and trade shows