EXHIBITION NEWS June 2017 - Page 28

FEATURE “ GED is a fantastic opportunity for the event industry to join together and promote the value of exhibitions to wider international markets. This is a truly innovative industry, and in this digital age, each exhibition highlights the importance of face-to-face marketing and human interaction in business." Jason Stead, managing director, UK, GES Event profs from throughout the industry tell EN why they will be celebrating Global Exhibitions Day. “ Glo Exhib Da AEV members work a great deal with exhibition organisers, contractors and exhibitors to create world class events, and make Britain a great place to exhibit. We should both recognise and celebrate the enormous contribution that the global exhibition industry makes every year.” Rachel Parker, director, Association of Event Venues 28 “ GED is designed to recognise all those involved in the sector and to highlight its positive impact on jobs, business, innovation and local investment and there is no better testament to the strength and sustainability of the exhibitions and live events industry than the ICC Wales. " Ian Edwards, chief executive, ICC Wales “ ESSA's members work extensively at international exhibitions. We are committed to promoting the industry as a great career to our young people, and exhibitions generate employment for a very wide range of skills. It’s our duty to support UFIs efforts to globally promote the benefits of the exhibition industry.” Andrew Harrison, director, ESSA “ GED17 provides a time to look at the industry as a whole, which I think, is in great shape. The events industry is in my blood, and it excites me to see exhibitions come to life and people doing business and trading advice.” Andy Gibb, managing director at the Ricoh Arena June 2017 | exhibitionnews.co.uk