GED 2022 celebrations

The Global Exhibitions Day (GED 2022), 1 June 2022, is being marked by industry professionals around the world. The celebrations are highlighting the irreplaceable value of physical exhibitions and face-to-face business events in bringing people together and driving the global economy.

ExCel London is celebrating by posting some fascinating insights onto its social media platforms:

  • The exhibition industry globally brings in US$551bn in business sales for attendees and exhibitions 
  • 3.4 million jobs are directly or indirectly created through the exhibition industry
  • Visitor and exhibitor expenses generate a total impact of US$334bn

Ahmed Al Obaidli, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, praised the industry and its impact: "On this special day, I applaud everyone involved in optimising business operations and business development in the events industry. We look forward to the future with optimism as we celebrate GED 2022."

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) has organised an event, which brings together professionals from across the South African exhibition industry to celebrate GED 2022. 

Below a photo of Dalain Roets, Neo Sehume, John Owens, Dr Romy Levy, Thuli Mahlangu and Projeni Pather talking about how face-to-face seals the deal in the Art of Exhibiting at AAXO's GED 2022 event.

The Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association is hosting a panel discussion to debate 'The journey to sustainable exhibitions in Hong Kong.' An important topic that recognises GED 2022 is not only about celebrating the industry's achievements but also looking to the future.

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