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Discussing the future of events in Ukraine

The Lviv Convention Bureau had the chance to chat with Carina and discuss important issues that worry a lot of event professionals not only in Ukraine but all over the world.


Everyone in the MICE industry knows Carina Bauer. She is a great leader, trendsetter and individual who inspires. Carina was asked how she thinks the MICE community accepts the war in Ukraine, how the industry will handle the challenges, what to do to resist Russian influence and how international associations can help Ukraine.

In addition, they talked about IMEX after 2 years of absence, what changed, what moments were the most memorable and what is the future of the exhibition business.

Karina spoke about young leaders and The Future Leader Forum at IMEX, and why the IMEX Group believes it is important to keep in touch with the younger generation. Carina gave her roadmap for young professionals: what events to visit, what magazines to read, and what organisation to join. Lviv Convention Bureau continues to tell international partners about what is happening in Ukraine and how to help today.

In June, they launched a series of interviews “Industry talks during the war” with international and Ukrainian experts in the exhibition industry. The initiative is dedicated to coincide with the Global Exhibition Day, which is celebrated in early June.

Find out more about their initiative here.