The launch of the first UFI Asia-Pacific Week from 28 March to 1 April brings members and their respective communities closer with fun and casual gatherings.
In Singapore, the MICE community took part in the Singapore Marina Bay Waterfront Walk on April 1, while neighbour Malaysia organised a Jom Makan and Food Donation Drive to kick-start the opening of Food & Hotel Malaysia 2022.
“This informal gathering with a CSR activity allows Malaysia’s UFI members to network with the business community and strengthen our joint efforts in reviving the exhibition and trade industry,” said Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, CEO of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau. It was a meaningful engagement that brought together key representatives from Informa Markets Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and Association of Hotels.
In China, UFI members powered up for a “Health Walk” at China National Convention Centre, Beijing, outdoor activities at the Shanghai Yacht Sailing Center and an industry innovation seminar at the Lianhuashan International Yacht Club in Guangzhou.
In Bangkok, members took to the golf course for some physical exercise before learning more about events technology at a seminar. Similarly, in Seoul, COEX organised an afternoon of food and music as well as spurred discussion on the future of South Korea’s exhibitions industry.
Cities with planned activities include Tokyo, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi, Lahore, Manila, Singapore, Seoul and Bangkok, to name a few. Other markets such as China and Hong Kong remain in varying stages of Covid-19 lock-down and were unable to organise any physical gatherings.