Sailing into Innovation: The 2024 IFES World Summit Sets Course for Change

09.04.2024 | IFES Press Releases | 0 comments

Discover the Future of Exhibition Excellence in the Heart of Málaga, Spain

Málaga, a city renowned for its picturesque landscapes, rich cultural heritage and start-up spirit is set to host the 2024 International Federation of Exhibition Services (IFES) World Summit. This much-anticipated annual event provides a unique and dynamic platform for IFES members from around the world to come together, explore the host city’s unique benefits, and forge lasting business relationships within the IFES family.

Unveiling Málaga: A Gem on the Mediterranean Coast

Málaga needs no introduction. Located on the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean “Costa del sol”, this city surpasses all expectations. Beyond its stunning natural beauty, Málaga stands as a testament to history, culture, and innovation. Currently ranked among the top global destinations, this destination offers more than just beautiful landscapes; it embodies the spirit of progress, making it the perfect stage for the 2024 IFES World Summit.
Málaga mirrors the innovation ethos championed by our valued members and partners. The Summit theme, “Sailing the Seas of Innovation,” symbolises IFES’s commitment to chart unexplored territories and steer our industry toward new frontiers collectively.

In Málaga, we’ve discovered a kindred spirit in innovation. The possibilities for growth and collaboration in this dynamic city are boundless. This summit aims to nurture these bonds, providing a platform to exchange knowledge, ideas, and innovative approaches in an environment that embraces fresh perspectives.

Discover unique insights and visionary ideas

The Summit, scheduled for June 18-22, 2024, promises to be a transformative experience, offering attendees the opportunity to discover the future, create lasting relationships, embrace change and explore innovation in the exhibition industry.

Renowned innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate transformation expert Philippe Silberzahn will kick off the Content program, urging attendees to “make sense of a changing world,” setting the stage for our collective voyage through the realms of creativity, technology, and sustainability.

Esteemed speakers like Integrated Systems Europe’s Managing Director Michael Blackman, Expo Stars Interactive founder and sales strategist Lee Ali, leadership keynote speaker Conor Neill, and Creative Director & Concept Lead at Holtmann+, Jan Götze, will enrich the program with their unique insights and visionary ideas in line with the theme,

The Summit offers participants the chance to explore the future, forge enduring connections, embrace change, and explore innovation in the exhibition industry.

Networking: The Lifeblood of Our Summit

At the core of the 2024 IFES World Summit lies the essence of connection; networking. Málaga’s welcoming ambiance and vibrant culture provide the perfect setting for meaningful discussions and the forging of lasting relationships. As we navigate the “Seas of Innovation,” we invite you to explore new waters with colleagues, potential collaborators, and friends. The relationships you form here will be the wind in your sails, propelling your exhibition endeavors to new heights.

IFES President, Philippe Beille, emphasises the significance of the event: “The 2024 IFES World Summit is not just an investment in your future; it’s a commitment to the growth and success of our global network. We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event.”


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We look forward to welcoming you to this event in 2024!



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