IELA in the News

    Exhibition World November 2018

    Behind the scenes of digital transformation

    The exhibition and events logistics industry is on the brink of a massive transformation and here three members of the International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) explain how technology is impacting the sector. Read more...

    TradeFairs International November 2018

    Delivering security insight for the exhibition industry at IELA Connect 2018

    The first premier edition of IELA Connect took place in Shanghai on October 15th. 33 delegates from 15 countries joined the event, among them were key associations, organisers and venue operators. Read more...

    ufi Info (November 2018)

    IELA presents its new Security Guidelines at UFI's annual associations meeting

    34 representatives from 21 UFI Member associations* and Ufi had their annual global meeting in St. Petersburg (Russia) at the 85th UFI Global Congress. During this meeting UFI also held several discussions around current issues inter alia Safety and security, with a presentation by IELA and their new security guidelines Read more...

    ExhibitCity News (25.10.2018)

    IELA Security Guidelines Launched at IELA CONNECT in Shanghai

    Believing taht  local networking events are essential to build the bridge between all indsutry partners, the first IELA CONNECT took place in Shanghai on October 15 at the JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Tomorrow Square. Read more...

    Exhibition World (23.10.2018)

    IELA presents its new Security Guidelines in Shanghai

    A step forward toward a safer and more secure exhibition and events industry was taken in Shanghai recently, when IELA presented its new Security Guidelines document during its inaugural IELA CONNECT event. Read more...

    exhibition showcase September 2018

    Exclusive Interview with Vicki Bedi

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    TradeFairs International September 2018

    Digital fever is ablaze

    At the 33rd annual congress of the International Exhibition Logistics Association, participants developed creative ideas and solutions for digital transformation. Read more...

    saaciMATTERS October 2018

    SAACI snippets

    SAACI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA), which will see the organisations exchanging ... Read more...

    TradeFairTimes September 2018

    Security and collaboration for a safer and more secure exhibition industry

    Since 2012, and as a reflection of new security challenges and concerns in the global logistics landscape, IELA, has emphasized safety and security through multiple initiatives. Read more...

    Asia Today (22.09.2018)

    Security and Collaboration for a Safer and More Secure Exhibition Industry

    Strengthening relationships for a safe and secure exhibition industry at IELA Connect, Shanghai, 15th October 2018.

    The safety of exhibitors, visitors and event staff is the highest priority of the exhibitions and events industry. Read more...

    TradeFairTimes September 2018

    MOU Signing Between IELA and SAACI

    IELA, the International Exhibition Logistics Association, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SAACI, the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry. Read more...

    The Event Magazine August 2018

    MOU Signing Between IELA and SAACI

    IELA, the International Exhibition Logistics Association, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SAACI, the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry. Read more...

    Trade Fair Times August 2018

    'Participate, Engage, Share & Win': The mantra at 33rd IELA CONGRESS 2018

    'Participate, Engage, Share & Win' was this year's mantra IELA's  must-attend event for the Exhibition & Event Logistics Industry. Read more...

    ufi Info July/August 2018

    UFI's presence at the IELA Congress

    Sonia Thomas, UFI COO, had the pleasure of joining the 250+ IELA Congress delegates earlier this month in San Francisco, USA, leading the "Think Campus" on Digitization: Exhibition Industry 4.0 Read more...

    Trade Fair Times July 2018

    New Board at IELA: Vicki Bedi elected as Chairman

    H.S. Bedi (known to all as Vicki Bedi), CEO of PS Bedi Logistics, was elected as Chairman of International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) for 2018-2020 at its 33rd Annual Congress in San Francisco, USA, held on 22 June 2018. Read more...

    Exhibitor Magazine July 2018

    The International Exhibition Logistics Association Announces Winners of the IELA Standards Of Performance Survey

    The International Exhibition Logistics Association seeks to professionalise all segments within exhibition and event logistics, set corresponding standards and ensure compliance with them. This is a hallmark of the high quality level of our members. Read more...

    Events Venues & Avenues July 2018

    Vicki Bedi elected as Chairman of IELA

    HS Bedi (known to all as Vicki Bedi), CEO of PS Bedi Logisitcs, was elected as Chairman of International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) for 2018-2020 at its 33rd Annual Congress in San Francisco, USA, held on 22 June 2018. Read more...

    tennews.in (30.06.2018)

    Vicki Bedi Elected As Chairman Of International Exhibition Logistics Association!

    HS Bedi (known to all as Vicki Bedi), CEO of PSBedi Logistics, was elected as Chairman of International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) for 2018-2020 at it's 33rd Annual Congress in San Francisco, USA. Read more...

    TradeFairs International May 2018

    The digitalisation of processes

    A new era is well under way in trade fair and event logistics. The International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) will be focussing on this at its 2018 Congress in San Francisco. Read more...

    Exhibitor Magazine May 2018

    Do you need an international freight forwarder? Are you looking for a custom broker? This is your resource: www.iela.org 

    A sample of the services our 200 members in 54 countries provide: Read more...

    Exhibition World April 2018

    Setting Standards in global exhibition logistics

    IELA is the global industry network that provides top quality performance and expertise for your exhibition logistics needs. Read more...

    exhibition showcase (14.02.2018)

    IELA Operations Summit: High Value for Operations Manager

    IELA's (International Exhibition Logistics Association) 2nd Operations Summit, the event for operational staff, took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from February 1st to 3rd 2018. Read more...

    TradeFairs International February 2018

    IELA means Business

    trade fairs exist by its exhibits: No products to be presented, no show. Imageine your goods do not arrive on time or are damaged. To have the right partner taking care of your exhibition investment is key.
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    Exhibition World February 2018

    Setting Standards in global exhibition logistics

    IELA is the global industry network that provides top quality performance and expertise for your exhibition logistics needs. Read more...

    Exhibition World December 2017

    Setting Standards in global exhibition logistics

    IELA is the global industry network that provides top quality performance and expertise for your exhibition logistics needs. Read more...

    TradeFairs International November 2017

    Digital transformation of the exhibition logistics industry

    The world is changing: customers' requirements are more demanding, security and health & safety guidelines have prevailed as global standard and the familiar concept of events and trade shows being a market place to showcase goods has been modified. Read more...

    Exhibition World October 2017

    Setting Standards in global exhibition logistics

    IELA is the global industry network that provides top quality performance and expertise for your exhibition logistics needs. Read more...

    TradeFairs International October 2017

    Security comes at a price

    More delegates than ever took part in the annual IELA Congress in the Czech capital. Ture to the congress slogan, "On the Thershold of a New Age", they focused on solutions for the future. Read more...

    Exhibition World August 2017

    Setting Standards in global exhibition logistics

    IELA is the global industry network that provides top quality performance and expertise for your exhibition logistics needs. Read more...

    Exhibition World June 2017

    Setting Standards in global exhibition logistics

    IELA is the global industry network that provides top quality performance and expertise for your exhibition logistics needs. Read more...

    Logisticamente.it (06.06.2017)

    AEFI e IELA: un accordo per la logistica per le piccole fiere

    L'accordo siglato tra AEFI e la IELA (International Exhibition Logistics Association) ha come obiettivo la promozione dei quartieri espositivi al livello di hub logistici internazionali, dotandoli di piattafore che colleghino le imprese territoriali a quelee d'oltre frontiera, proiettandoli nell'export mondiale. Read more...

    La Republica June 2017

    I piccoli pensano in grande quando funziona la logistica

    Accordo siglato da AEFI e la IELA per rimettere al centro dello sviluppo del sistema tute quelle infrastrutture, pratiche doganali, spedizioni e tecnologie per il trasporto che possano proiettare I quartieri espositivi lungo le autostrade dell'export Read more...

    TradeFairs International May 2017

    IELA meeting up in Prague

    The members of the International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) are getting together from 24 to 27 June for their 32nd annual congress. The IELA Partnering Event will be taking place immediately afterwards. Read more...

    Exhibition World April 2017

    Since 1985. 30 Years of Delivering Excellence.

    Work with experienced professional agents operating strictly with IELA's Standards of Performance. 

    You want to make your exhibition a success? 

    With our help it will be - worldwide. See IELA Advert.

    TradeFairs International February 2017

    IELA Winter Seminar 2017: Training students to become professionals

    IELA's biennial event in Zurich, Switzerland in January 2017: 40 youngsters representing 40 companies from 24 countries where given the opportunity to participate in our members' educational staff training programme. Read more...

    Logisticamente.it (14.12.2016)

    AEFI: accordo sulla logistica con IELA

    L'AEFI (Associazione Exsposizioni e Fiere Italiane) per la promozione e l'internazionalizzazione del sistema fieristico italiano ha siglato un Memorandum of Understanding con IELA (International Exhibition Logistics Association), l'associazione mondiale che raggruppa tutti gli operatori che si occupano di logistica nel mondo fieristico. Read more...

    Exhibitor Magazine December 2016

    Association Profile:

    We are IELA, a union of internationally experienced professional exhibition freight forwarders. You will find us at every leading exhibition site - worldwide. IELA represents the wordwide voice in customs transportation and freight handling issues for the exhibition industry. Read more.

    ufi Info December 2016

    UFI Associations' Committee
    Global initiatives on the agenda

    21 Associations were represented at the Associations’ Committee Meeting held during the UFI Congress in Shanghai.
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    Exhibition World November 2016

    Exhibition's hidden industry revealed

    The international events logistics industry is an unsung hero of the industry, say its champions

    Charged with the physical movement of material to and from an event site, as well as for contractors providing customs clearance, lifting, handling, trucking and storage services, the logistics industry is competitive, with a focus on customer service. Read more...

    Conference & Meetings World (28.11.2016): Logistically speaking

    Logistically speaking
    Charged with the physical movement of material to and from an event site, as well as for contractors providing customs clearance, lifting, handling, trucking and storage services on-site, the logistics industry is a competitive space with a focus on customer service.  Read more...

    TradeFairs International
    November 2016

    IELA Winter Seminar: Training students to become professionals
    Education and Training is the key to success. Since 2002 IELA qualified over 160 young professionals for future tasks in the industry. Read more...

    TradeFairs International October 2016

    Sharing knowledge and contacts

    The annual dual event of the International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) in the Irish capital was an overwhelming success. In addidion, the association elected its first chairwoman. Read more...

    Exhibitor Magazine August 2016

    Successful exhibitions worldwide?

    ... with our help it will be!

    Transport, logistics, customs, storage?

    IELA, the International Exhibition Logisitics Association, is the only worldwide trade association dedicated to transportation logistics and freight handling segments of the exhibition and event logistics industry. Read more...

    Exhibition World August 2016

    Since 1985. 30 Years of Delivering Excellence.

    Work with experienced professional agents operating strictly with IELA's Standards of Performance. 

    You want to make your exhibition a success? 

    With our help it will be - worldwide. See IELA Advert.

    Events Venues & Avenues
    July-August 2016

    A New Decade Commences

    The 31st IELA Congress and 5th IELA Partnering Event proved to be an overwhelming success as well as the biggest till date. Read more...

    Exhibition World (20.07.2016)

    IELA Awards winners unveiled

    The winners of the IELA Standards of Performacne Survey have been announced.

    The IELA, the International Exhibition Logistics Association was set up to improve the professionalism of the transportation logistics and freight handling segments of the exhibition and event logistics industry. Read more...

    TradeFairs International (18.07.2016)

    IELA Awards

    With 241 delegates IELA's 31st Congress 2016 has been the largest ever held in the association's history. From June 25th to June 28th 2016 Dublin became the heart of the Exhibition Freight Forwarding Industry welcoming 129 member companies from 48 countries. One of the event highlights was the annual Gala Dinner and Awards Night ... Read more...

    ufi Info July 2016

    Occupational Health & Safety a hot topic at the IELA Congress in Dublin

    Occupational Health and Safety was the centre of the debate at the recent International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) Congress in Dublin, from 25-28 June, with speakers representing a cross-section of the exhibition industry. The panel was composed of Simon Garrett from X-Venture, Sonia Thomas from UFI, Bruno Meissner from the International Federation of Exhibition Services (IFES) and Cathy Breden from IAEE. Read more...

    BizPlus (16.06.2016)

    Ireland has won a conference coup in the form of the International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) Congress, which will be held in Dublin this month following a competitive bidding process against several other countries. Read more...

    TradeFairs International June 2016

    IELA to meet up in Dublin

    The International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) is coming together for its annual general assembly and 31st congress from 25 to 28 June, which will be followed by its Partnering Event. Read more...

    Exhibitor Magazine May 2016

    Successful exhibitions worldwide?

    ... with our help it will be!

    Transport, logistics, customs, storage?

    IELA, the International Exhibition Logisitics Association, is the only worldwide trade association dedicated to transportation logistics and freight handling segments of the exhibition and event logistics industry. Read more...

    TradeFairs International April 2016

    Since 1985. 30 Years of Delivering Excellence.
    Work with experienced professional agents operating strictly with IELA's Standards of Performance. 
    You want to make your exhibition a success? 
    With our help it will be - worldwide. See IELA Advert.

    Exhibition World April 2016

    Since 1985. 30 Years of Delivering Excellence.
    Work with experienced professional agents operating strictly with IELA's Standards of Performance. 
    You want to make your exhibition a success? 
    With our help it will be - worldwide. See IELA Advert.

    Exhibition World January 2016

    Logistical conclusion

    As the exhibition logistics market copes with international expansion, we ask two experts how the sector is evolving. Read more...

    Headquaters Magazine January 2016

    A certain need for a global and strong network

    IELA, the International Exhibition Logistics Association, is the only worldwide trade association dedicated to enhancing the professionalism of the transportation logistics and freight handling segments of the exhibition and event logistics industry. Christoph Rauch, IELA Chairman, tells HQ how they operate. Read more...

    Exhibition World November 2015

    Turning the Wheel For 30 Years

    IELA marks 30 years with a clear focus on expertise and the need to keep knowledge on the move in the logistics industry. Read more...

    TradeFairs International September 2015

    Experts for trade fair and event logistics

    In late June the International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) held its 30th anniversary congress in Singapore. Delegates were able to deepen existing contacts and establish new ones. Read more...

    TradeFairs International September 2015

    Since 1985. 30 Years of Delivering Excellence.

    Work with experienced professional agents operating strictly with IELA's Standards of Performance. 

    You want to make your exhibition a success? 

    With our help it will be - worldwide. See IELA Advert.

    TradeFairs International May 2015

    30th IELA Congress in Singapore

    From 27 to 30 June the International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) will convene in Singapore for its general assembly and 30th anniversary congress. Read more...

    ufi Info February 2015

    UFI and IELA share roles in training session

    At the recent IELA Winter Seminar, UFI’s Rowena Arzt spoke on “Trade Fair Management - Decisions and Processes" to a group of 35 students from around the world. Read more...

    m+a Report March 2013

    Penetrating new markets

    Anyone wishing to organise or exhibit at a trade fair abroad is faced with unforeseen challenges. Read more...

    m+a Report February 2012

    Tradeshow logistics is "people business"

    Kay Lohe talks about markets that are particularly exciting at the moment, why exhibitors need have to qualms about also presenting their products abroad - the logistics aren't a stumbling block, at any rate - and about the tasks and objectives of the association IELA. Read more...

    Exhibition World January 2010

    Getting past customs

    Logistics companies can make or break an exhibition. Antony Reeve-Crook asks why the import and transportation game is consistently overlooked by organisers. Read more...

    STAND OUT November 2009

    Smooth operations

    Should event creation be led by logistical strategy? Stand Out talks to suppliers and organisers and asks whether the need to easily transport event infrastructure is more important than location? Read more...

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