How to get involved in Global Exhibitions Day

With Global Exhibitions Day just five weeks away, here are five ways to get involved and help promote the industry.

The fourth edition of Global Exhibitions Day will take place on 5 June 2019, recognising the strong economic impact of exhibitions and celebrating those who work in the industry.

Global Exhibitions Day 2019 (GED19) is actively supported by 41 partner associations, including Australia’s EEAA, and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

In preparation for the event, UFI is inviting exhibition industry professionals all over the world to get involved.

UFI has proposed four main advocacy messages for GED19: exhibitions are a large global industry; exhibitions are an effective and sustainable way of doing business; exhibitions can contribute to a sustainable world; and the exhibition industry offers a variety of job opportunities.

UFI will also 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 president Craig Newman said the 2019 campaign will 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,” he said. “And let’s not forget to also celebrate our wonderfully fascinating, great, diverse global industry.”

Here are some of the ways you can get involved in GED19:

  • Visit for the latest news and updates and to use the GED19 promotional toolkit (logos, visuals, etc.)
  • Activate your peers and colleagues, tell your bosses, and “think big”
  • Plan an initiative that you feel best showcases the exhibition industry and/or your career in it. This can be a “Follow-me” video, a conference, a run, or tell UFI about your career in the exhibition industry so we can create your Voices of the Exhibition Industry message. All videos relevant to GED19 will be added to the Global Exhibitions Day playlist
  • Record and share your initiatives on social media and upload them to the GED Online Reporting Tool. The top five initiatives will be selected for the UFI GED Awards
  • Follow GED19 on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube) and use it to motivate your colleagues and friends to get involved

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