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The jury of the 23rd International Fair Poster Competition, in collaboration with UFI, has announced this year’s grand award winner.

In the first place, Informa Markets in India was recognized for its “Calling Bell” poster (pictured above), created by Parag Bandodkar, senior art director; MacNeil Kapila senior copywriter; and Sarthak Had, senior designer.

The annual International Fair Poster Competition celebrates the most remarkable posters produced by tradeshow organizers around the world. Initiated by International Fair Plovdiv (Bulgaria) in 1997, and joined by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, in 2003, it is known as the ultimate unique competition for rewarding artwork and design. This year, they received 50 entries from 11 exhibition organizers in nine countries.

The jury evaluated all eligible posters based on the following assessment criteria:

  • Interpretation of the exhibition topic.
  • The design concept.

Integrity and original presentation of the event’s technical parameters, dates, venue, and exhibition name.

“It is an honor and a privilege to have won the first position along with the second and third runners up prize at the 23rd International Fair Poster Competition especially soon after the new identity of our company Informa Markets in India,” says Yogesh Mudras, managing director for Informa Markets in India. “Food & Hotel India and IFSEC India by Informa Markets in India both bring the best products, solutions and experiences that the corresponding industries can offer its stakeholders.”

“We are proud that our poster Poznan Game Arenain MTP Poznan Expo received the UFI Award for second place,” says Łukasz Wołonkiewicz, Poznań game arena director. “Through the design and conceptualization of the image, we wanted to convey the far-reaching and innovative global sector of playing and gaming the fair represents.”

The complete list of awarded posters is as follows:

Grand Award 1st place: Informa Market – Food & Hotel India 2019 – created by Parag Bandodkar, MacNeil Kapila and Sarthak Had.
2nd Place Poster: Poznań Game Arena in Poznań International Fair – International Fair Poznań, created by Miszu Design studio, designer Marek Bajon.
3rd Place Poster: Fiera Di Roma – Roma moto days – created by Drudi Performance, designer Aldo Drudi.

At the 86th UFI Global Congress to be held Nov. 6-9 in Bangkok, the Grand Award winner will receive a unique statuette created by Bulgarian sculptor Yanko Nenov that will be presented by Hristina Koleva, International Fair Plovdiv director, and Emil Zahariev, marketing and international cooperation manager. All winners will receive certificates.

The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry: UFI is the leading global trade association of the world’s tradeshow organizers and exhibition center 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 around 50,000 exhibition industry employees globally, and also works closely with its 60 national and regional association members. For more info, visit www.ufi.org

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