Geneva is more than the city of peace; it’s a major European economic center and important exhibition destination. American companies looking to expand market share should consider participating in trade shows and events held in Geneva. Home to the European headquarters of the United Nations and International Red Cross, major multinational organizations are also based in Geneva. Exhibition management companies and professional societies have hosted successful trade shows and events in Geneva for decades.
Exhibit and event managers are always ready with alternate solutions when the unexpected happens. Missing freight, damaged graphics, and flight delays are not uncommon problems at trade shows. When companies are signing contracts for exhibit space, there is often a clause about “Force Majeure,” unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract. In years gone by, most exhibit managers thought concerning a natural disaster like earthquake, hurricane, or tornado. The reality we now live in also includes terrorist attacks.
Munich (München), the capital of Bavaria, is considered the “Heart of Bavaria”, is a major trade show and event destination. The rich heritage of the city isn’t just about beer gardens and festivals. Founded by Benedictine monks in the Middle Ages, Munich today is a world renowned financial and publishing center. The New Munich Trade Fair Centre was the first exhibition centre worldwide to gain the certificate 'Energy Efficient Enterprise' from the technical inspection authorities.
Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is among most beautiful European capital cities. From NATO to MTV Europe, Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts diverse audiences. The city’s exhibition and conference facilities integrate history and old world charm with state-of-the art venues. Trade show and event managers will appreciate the diversity of venues for conventions or product launches. What other city can boast a castle that hosted a Rod Stewart concert?
Participating in trade shows in London has helped countless companies achieve marketing objectives for decades and will continue into the future. London has been the gateway to international business long before the London Eye opened in 2000 and 2012 Olympics. Trade shows have a rich history in London. In 1851, 6,039,195 visitors came to see 28 countries participating in the Great Exhibition of Works of Industry, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition.