EXHIBITION NEWS June 2017 - Page 29

“ The exhibitions industry is passionate about delivering show-stopping experiences for visitors, driving business results for all involved. GED is an excellent opportunity for us to raise the profi le of the industry on a global scale." “ GED shines a light on the exhibition industry around the world and underlines that we're a collaborative, professional and successful industry making a valuable contribution to people, businesses and the world at large. " Rachel Baker, marketing manager, GL events Anthony Floreano, SVP at Freeman EMEA “ obal bitions ay Despite being in an age of digital communication and technological innovation, you cannot replace the human need to interact, and face-to-face is still absolutely the best way to do business. Exhibitions continue to be an invaluable way to put suppliers in touch with buyers in an effective and effi cient way.” Alison Church, marketing director, Artexis Easyfairs “ Global Exhibitions Day celebrates the fantastic opportunity tradeshows provide, from generating multiple business leads to offering industry insight and innovation under one roof." David Chalmers, senior marketing director, Europe, Cvent “ Everyone at the SEC is really behind Global Exhibitions Day. This is a really special time for the industry, globalisation continues to be a buzzword and we're operating in a market that, at its best, understands and represents the best in global business." Dan Thurlow, director of exhibition sales, SEC “ We’re living in an amazing time for exhibitions; a new dawn of experience creation, design and marketing. So, lets celebrate. From everyone at ILEA UK, we're happy t o support GED17" “ I can wholeheartedly say that no other industry is fi lled with as much passion, drive and energy as ours. Initiatives like Global Exhibitions Day are crucial in recognising and celebrating the work of fellow event professionals worldwide." Nigel Nathan, managing director, Olympia London Alistair Turner, president, ILEA exhibitionnews.co.uk | June 2017 29