The campaign is spearheaded by UFI, the global association of the exhibitions industry. GED19 is promoting the message that exhibitions are a large, effective and sustainable industry, and that they can offer a variety of job opportunities.
UFI will provide global and regional data related to the economic impact of exhibitions, highlighting the important contribution of exhibitions in terms of total output, contribution to GDP and jobs.
UFI is also asking best practices to report on their contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
UFI President Craig Newman says: “This is the 4th Global Exhibitions Day campaign, and it is our industry’s BIG day! Let us build on the success of the past three editions.
“I am sure that GED19 will send a strong signal to all policymakers and stakeholders of our industry on the power of exhibitions – for business as well as for people. And let’s not forget to also celebrate our wonderfully fascinating, great, diverse global industry.”
For those wanting to get involved in GED19, UFI suggests you can: