77 Countries to Celebrate Global Exhibitions Day

Seventy-seven countries from throughout the world, with the support of 41 associations, will celebrate the third annual Global Exhibitions Day (GED) on June 6.

Presented by UFI, the global association for the exhibitions industry, GED celebrates the people working in the $1 billion industry and shows the business world the considerable positive impact that exhibitions and trade shows have on cities. Rallies and events will be organized across the world. A list of celebrations can be found here and supporters can use the hashtag #GED18.

Events range in all forms such as a Global Exhibitions Run in Paris, presented by UNIMEV, and a Leaders Forum and Global Exhibitions Day Dinner in Sydney, presented by The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia.

Even with the monetary success of the exhibitions industry, it is still a very unknown career with students. That is why an emphasis of this year’s celebration is to show students and other young people the importance of the industry and to encourage them to pursue careers in it. UFI wants to show case the career opportunities and growth potential that this industry can offer.

Exhibition World and UFI GED awards will be given out in five categories for events happening around GED 2018. The categories for the awards are as follows: Most Creative Activity, Highest Profile Online Activity, Biggest Scale Physical Activity, Industry Impact Award and Talent Promotion Award.

In the United States, the fifth annual Exhibitions Day will be held in Washington, D.C., on June 5 and 6. Presented by International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), Exhibitions Day encourages members of the exhibitions industry to sign up and collaborate to create relationships with federal legislators, as well as advocate for exhibitions and events to governmental leaders on Capitol Hill.

Last year’s Exhibitions Day saw more than 100 members of the industry come together to show their support for issues such as protecting the funding for Brand USA, the Industry Security Initiative and the Online Booking Scam Act.  The event is free, and registration is now open.