Global Exhibitions Day #GED18

May 29 2018

Meetingmax is all about creating tribes and what a perfect time to reflect and witness tribes collaborating with this year’s Global Exhibitions Day (GED). As a fairly new worldwide event (started in 2016) GED is all about creating awareness for the exhibitions industry and focusing on the impact it has on local and global economies and businesses. The third annual celebration has been set for June 6th ‘18 and organizations around the world are getting involved with the purpose to inspire industry messaging and inform governments and the general public of the trade’s economic presence.

Visit to explore more of the initiatives that have been planned for GED18. There are over 40 industry partners involved this year from 60+ nations globally including Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE – USA) and European Major Exhibition Centres Association (EMECA) to name a few.

In the meantime, UFI invites the world to join Global Exhibitions Day. Students, industry leaders, Convention and Visitors Bureaus, meeting planners trade show executives and strategic partners etc. are among those getting involved online. UFI along with other industry partners has been busy preparing material for #GED, click to get hold of the official downloadable web and print logos for your organization or get on board by visiting their Social Media movements including Facebook and Twitter.

Setting up your own initiative is a simple as dedicating some time to the community and educating about your business and the industry.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA
‘Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.’
With the continuing increase in the global event industry and the estimated number of jobs that this will create it makes sense that we start educating young aspiring scholars about the various career opportunities that are open in the trade.
The How: allocate a day/week and invite interested students to job shadow various roles within your company or dedicate some time to present talks at schools and colleges nearby.