The new date for the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference in Macau has been set for August 27 and 28, 2020, with the Digital Innovation Forum to happen on August 26.
This comes following the postponement of the 15th edition of the conference due to Covid-19, supposed to be held from March 3-6. The venue for the conference remains unchanged, The Parisian Macao.
Registration will be re-open in March all the way through to the opening of the event. Previous registrations will be kept in place for the new August dates â€“ unless UFI receives a request to cancel the registration â€“ which then can be made free of charge. Approximately 300 delegates are expected to attend.
The theme for the conference will remain Thriving in Challenging Times â€“ which was selected well before the Covid-19 outbreak. In addition to the virus issue, the world is in a state of constant change â€“ due to trade wars, slowing global economic growth, and digital disruption â€“ and the exhibition industry faces more challenges than ever.
Most of the speakers from the original programme will remain on the programme. UFI is in the process of confirming the availability of all speakers and the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference website will be updated in due course.
In addition to the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference, there will also be a Digital Innovation Forum (August 26), a meeting of UFIâ€™s Asia/Pacific Chapter, an association committee meeting, and a gathering of the UFI China Club. In addition, after the closing of the conference, there will be post-event tours.