UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named Hannover Fairs México the winner of the UFI Marketing Award 2020, for its project: “Multi-Channel, Cross-Generational Marketing.”
Open to UFI members and non-members alike, the UFI Marketing Award rewards the best marketing initiatives undertaken by exhibition professionals. This year, the award honors event professionals in the exhibition industry who have successfully implemented multichannel marketing campaigns allowing them to communicate seamlessly with consumers across multiple touch points, both online and offline.
Hannover Fairs México entered into the competition with a multi-channel marketing strategy that kicked off an industrial transformation in Mexico. They managed to create a community to a tell a story of innovation and technology across as many as five generations by adjusting their strategies and marketing mixes according to the niche markets of these generations, focusing on communication preferences.
“It is an enormous privilege to have won first place in the 2020 UFI Marketing Award,” says Hannover Fairs México Communications and Marketing Director Itziar Gómez Jiménez (pictured left). “It makes Deutsche Messe as a global company immensely proud and it also puts Mexico’s name on the map. The multi-channel strategy we employed can be credited for the excellent debut of Industrial Transformation México and immediately positioned the fair as a leading event in its niche. From our very first edition, we managed to create a community, to tell the story of all the innovation and technology that is being developed in Mexico and became a catalyst for Industry 4.0 businesses in the country.”
This is the first time Deutsche Messe—a global company with more than 70 years’ experience and that organizes some 110 tradeshows a year the world over—has won the UFI award in this category. It is also the first time a Mexican exhibition has won it.
UFI Marketing Working Group Chair Elena Chetyrkina (pictured left) says, “I want to thank again all the participants for their entries for the UFI Marketing Award 2020. The winning entry shows how marketers need to respond to the trend of cross-generational marketing and branding by adjusting their marketing mixes and strategies accordingly. The winner, ITM by Hannover Fairs México, demonstrated the skillful use of marketing activities that need to be addressed to as many as five generations when it comes to communication preferences. ITM shows how a successful multi-channel, cross-generational marketing campaign had led to measurable marketing success. We congratulate Hannover Fairs México for their achievement!”
Hannover Fairs México will be invited to present their project during the 87th UFI Global Congress. For more info on the UFI Global Congress, visit www.ufi.org/congress2020. For more info on the UFI Marketing Award, visit www.ufi.org/awards/marketing-award/.
UFI is the global trade association of the world’s tradeshow organizers and exhibition centre operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry. UFI’s main goal is to represent, promote and support the business interests of its members and the exhibition industry. UFI directly represents more than 50,000 exhibition industry employees globally, and also works closely with its 60 national and regional association members. More than 800 member organisations in 88 countries around the world are presently signed up as members. Around 1,000 international trade fairs proudly bear the UFI approved label, a quality guarantee for visitors and exhibitors alike. UFI members continue to provide the international business community with a unique marketing media aimed at developing outstanding face-to-face business opportunities. For more info, visit www.ufi.org or email email@example.com or call +33 (0)1 46 39 75 00.