March 29, 2019
Tokyo Big Sight Inc.

UFI Asia-Pacific Conference 2019
Conference closes on a high note with record number of participants!

Hosted by Tokyo Big Sight Inc., the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference 2019 was held at the Tokyo Big Sight Conference Tower on March 14 and March 15. Geared toward UFI members and exhibition industry stakeholders worldwide, the conference is organized every year at a location in the Asia-Pacific region, but this occasion marked the first time for Japan to host the conference.

With its "Facing the Future" theme, the conference attracted a record number of 317 participants (including 82 from Japan) from 22 countries and regions around the world. The program featured presentations and panel discussions on the broad range of themes facing the exhibition industry such as IR, the festivalisation of events, talent development, and digitization by key speakers from all industries, including Kengo Kuma, one of Japan's leading architects, who delivered the keynote address.

The participants, who included representatives of exhibition venues in Japan and abroad, sponsors, and corporate partners, also engaged in constructive exchanges during the networking opportunities built into the conference schedule.

The next conference will be held in Macau from March 3 to March 6, 2020.

About UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry : UFI is the leading global association of the world's tradeshow organisers and exhibition centre operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry.

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