UFI invites EEAA Members to Open Seminar in Singapore

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia , 7 February, 2017

The Global Association of the Exhibition industry, UFI has invited EEAA Members to the UFI Open Seminar and the Educational Forum on Sustainability in Singapore to be held on 21-24 February 2017.

There will be over 220 delegates from around 20 countries offering excellent networking opportunities for Australian delegates looking to extend their reach in Asia and around the world.

There are many sustainability champions in the exhibition industry. Still, there are less examples of collaborative approach across the different segments involved in the value chain of events.

The 2 day program, which will highlight initiatives from local authorities, venues and organisers that go beyond the “stand alone” approach as well as discussions on a wide range of topics covering everything from changing visitor demands to innovation in event formats, to trends in digital tools.

The first day, which starts with an optional guided tour followed by a lunch, will showcase how Singapore is tackling Sustainability, from governmental initiatives down to the MICE industry. The second day will cover various solutions implemented around the globe and will give the audience opportunities to exchange with all the experts present. UFI will also present its recording of best practices in several areas of sustainable development and will unveil the results of its actions designed to adopt a common framework to measuring sustainability within the exhibition industry.

Meetings on both days will be hosted by Marina Bay Sands. The registration fee covers all sessions, the networking breaks and meals, including the dinner on day 1. It also includes the optional “morning and lunch” of the first day (limited to the first hundred registrations only).

This year’s theme is “Adapting and Upgrading” and it build on the Congress program in Shanghai last month. There will be two days of engaging speakers and panels sessions and plenty of networking opportunities as we are expecting close to 250 delegates from across Asia and around the globe.

Speakers include Explori’s Mark Brewster who will discuss their latest research examining what drives visitor satisfaction as well as Adam Charles from Freeman XP. Adam will provide delegates with insight into the latest innovations in event formats. What’s working and what isn’t.

There will also be sessions on the critical issue of mitigating the risks of onsite disasters as well as two separate sessions on digital disruption and digital trends. The seminar also includes two panel sessions – one focused on Asia’s rapidly changing venue landscape and a second on Singapore’s innovate MICE Roadmap.

Click here for more information and to view the program.