Global Exhibitions Day Is Almost Here: Are You Ready?

June 7, 2016

Jason Popp

Jason Popp- Jason Popp is Executive Vice President, International at GES. With more than 20 years of global business experience and 10 years with GES, he leads businesses outside of North America.

The first-ever Global Exhibitions Day is right around the corner.

This new event was inspired by Exhibitions Day, now in its third year, in which industry members meet with legislators in Washington, D.C., to advocate for events and exhibitions industry. The idea was so powerful that organizations representing the international trade show and exhibitions industry came together to take things a step further with a Global Exhibitions Day, slated for June 8.

On that day, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry will host an international meeting of the minds where achievements will be shared, new developments in the field will be revealed, and conversations surrounding the industry’s future will be had.

At GES, we are excited to be involved! We’ll have four sales leaders in Washington to meet with U.S. representatives to create the right awareness among lawmakers of how our industry positively affects their constituents’ local economies.

GED16 is a community of events that come in all shapes and sizes, rather than one big blowout show in a centralized venue. After all, upward of 700,000 people directly work in the exhibitions industry — so it makes perfect sense to have the event be as accessible as possible to professionals across the globe. With so many unique opinions, innovations, and perspectives being shared, the event is bound to spark countless new ideas that will fuel the industry’s future.

How can you get involved?

Social media and online communities are the primary drivers of Global Exhibitions Day. Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are already abuzz with discussions, photos, live videos, and more. It’s easy to get involved — just search the #GED16 and #ExhibitionsDay hashtags, and add your thoughts to ongoing discussions. Or, you could even plan your own event to stream in real time to the rest of the GED16 community. Also, consider spreading the word by retweeting and sharing our social media posts on the big day.

GED16 is a truly massive international occasion. From France to Mexico to India to Russia, the exhibitions industry is represented in all its glorious diversity. In Hong Kong, for example, a conference and gala dinner will be hosted by the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association. And in Germany, the UFI International Summer University is holding a three-day learning event that will bring top executives and young minds together.

GED16 is set to be an inspirational day for all members of the exhibitions industry, and it is likely to be the first of many of its kind. The event’s organizers are alert to how this year’s happenings are received, and they are ready to build upon those experiences for years to come.

Get ready to celebrate what is poised to be the biggest day of the year for the exhibitions industry — and don’t forget to get involved! #GED16 and #ExhibitionsDay.

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