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The next generation of industry leaders has much to share

Blogger: Sergey Alexeev, UFI President New and alternative ideas and different mindsets, with a strong will to drive change and innovation! This is the reason why UFI established the Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Grant, providing an ideal occasion for up to five grantees to join the industry’s global stage at the upcoming 2016 UFI Congress in Shanghai. The response to the first NGL Grant has been overwhelming. We received many great applications – from a total of 16 countries – and we could h [...]

News from the UFI President

Blogger: Sergey Alexeev, UFI President Some weeks ago I was standing in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and I was reminded of just how powerful trade shows can be. The tower was constructed to welcome visitors to the World’s Fair 127 years ago, and it is known today as France’s national symbol. Without the impulse of the World Expo it would not have been built. To me, this shows how the exhibition industry can help to shape whole countries. Exhibitions are everywhere – from the smallest marke [...]

By | 2017-12-08T10:24:40+00:00 May 6th, 2016|All, UFI Updates|0 Comments

News from the UFI President

Blogger: Sergey Alexeev, UFI President This month we are starting to reach out to more of our members through a new initiative we call the Ambassador Programme. It is designed to highlight the value and benefits that UFI offers to all our members, and will be particularly helpful for those who may not yet be aware of the full advantages of the UFI membership. Just think about it: Our association this year alone is organising six industry events – the Shanghai Congress, the Global CEO Summit, Reg [...]

Life is full of surprises, and my year as President has been no exception.

By: Andrés López-Valderrama, UFI President I didn’t expect my role to include the important process of recruiting a new Managing Director of UFI. However, as you all know, that is what we have had to do, and I am very pleased that we have been able to carry out this exercise successfully, in line with our original timetable. I personally asked our current Managing Director, Paul Woodward, to reconsider his decision to step down.  But once we had discussed that thoroughly and it was clear that he [...]

By | 2018-01-16T13:30:16+00:00 July 17th, 2015|All, Exhibition Industry, UFI Updates|0 Comments