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Five winners of GED Awards announced
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The Exhibition World / UFI GED 2019 Awards have been awarded in five categories. The Talent Promotion Award goes to Accademia Fiera Milano (Italy), who produced an online campaign. Activities included pictures and messages from students, pictures and GIFs of students with the GED19 logo during their main activities, a video with works of art made by the students entitled 'What are exhibitions?', and a continuously growing GED tag cloud. The Highest Profile Online Activity Award was awarded to IELA (Switzerland) who launched four initiatives with a special focus on promoting career opportunities in the exhibition industry. The first is the Event Logistics Horizon Project, a campaign for active data collection that demonstrates how data sharing and teamwork works towards one common goal. The second is their Voices of the Exhibition Industry initiative that highlights the job opportunities within the exhibition industry. The third initiative is an Instagram Voices of the Exhibition Industry Panel which shares the experiences of people working in events along with pictures of onsite teams. The fourth initiative is Career Opportunities in the Exhibition Logistics Industry where IELA staff members explain why they recommend a career in the exhibitions industry. The Biggest Scale Physical Activity Award was awarded to IEIA (India), who had been awinner in the 2018 contest. IEIA initiated a campaign to celebrate GED19 with the involvement of its members across the country. GED19-branded T-shirts and caps were sent to all member organisations and celebrations were held across 200 member offices in India, with the combined involvement of more than 4,000 exhibition industry individuals. Belgrade Fair (Serbia) won the Most Creative Activity Award for their exclusive and limited postage stamp commemorating GED19. The stamp was designed by the Post of Serbia with the GED19 logo incorporated. They also designed a special GED19 postcard. Finally, the Industry Impact Award was awarded to Zagreb Fair Ltd. (Croatia), who organised an international conference entitled 'Exhibition Industry' - disruptor or disruptee?' on its 110th anniversary. During the conference, the Mayor of Zagreb publicly gave his backing for Zagreb Fair to build a new multi-purpose exhibition and congress facility on the property. The Fair is seeking support from the government and authorities to back this investment. The winners of this year's Global Exhibitions Day (GED) Awards were chosen by a panel of senior staff from UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, from the entries registered via the GED Online Reporting Tool.
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