UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, welcomed around 500 participants from 50+ countries and regions to its 90th UFI Global Congress in Las Vegas, USA this 1-4 November. The 90th edition was hosted by the Las Vegas Conventions and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) at the ARIA Resort & Casino.
With around 40 percent of participants attending the Congress for the first time, many of them from North America, the event managed to introduce many new industry colleagues to the global community.
Held annually, the UFI Global Congress is the largest and most international gathering of exhibition industry leaders, open exclusively to UFI members as well as members of AIPC, ICCA, and SISO associations.
Summarising the event, UFI CEO Kai Hattendorf says: “Despite challenges around the world, the global exhibitions and business events industry is growing to reach new record levels. As we literally go beyond old limits, the Congress was perfectly timed to drive our industry’s conversation and agenda forward. The energy at the event was felt by everyone.”
In 2024, the UFI Global Congress will take place between 20-23 November in Cologne, Germany, hosted by Koelnmesse. For 2025, Hong Kong has been selected as the host destination.