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Letter from the UFI President: February edition

I am writing these lines as I am leaving the beautiful city of Amsterdam, where I spent a few days both with the UFI leadership for our first major meetings of the year and of course for this year’s Global CEO Summit. For me, this week confirmed two beliefs that I hold: UFI is doing very well – and with a little support from all of us it can achieve even more. And: While our industry is doing very well as well, we need to learn a lot for it to stay that way, and we can learn the most from looking at how other industries are tackling problems that are similar to the ones we are facing. Let me focus on this one first.

By |2024-02-06T09:02:41+01:00February 6th, 2024|All|1 Comment

Letter from the President

Dear colleagues, dear friends, When you read these lines, we will be four short weeks away from our Global Congress in Las Vegas. I am sure that this will become a most memorable event for each and everyone participating, and for many different reasons. For me personally, it will mark the end of my year in office as your President.

By |2023-10-03T09:18:25+02:00October 3rd, 2023|All|2 Comments

Letter from the President

I hope many of you had the opportunity to enjoy a little break between the busy seasons our industry is going through again this year. I for my part have returned energised and excited about where we are as an industry right now. Looking at our most recent UFI Global Barometer, it is nothing but astonishing that – give or take a few percentage points – globally and on average we have grown back this quickly to the size we had in 2019 when we look at the industry revenues.

By |2023-09-05T09:27:08+02:00September 5th, 2023|All|0 Comments

Letter from the President

This edition of UFI Info goes out just one day before our annual “Global Exhibitions Day”. As you read these lines, colleagues around the world are putting the final touches to their activities and posts for this biggest advocacy day of our industry. Across the time zones – from Auckland in New Zealand to Las Vegas in the US – a flurry of on site and online activities will hit local venues and social media alike...

By |2023-06-06T09:36:22+02:00June 6th, 2023|All|0 Comments

Letter from the President

When following all the dynamic developments around our industry in recent months, the phrase “from zero to hero” comes to my mind. The speed with which we have raced out of the pandemic slump… our business model confirmed, our purpose revigorated, our colleagues giving it all to serve our customers… what a pace. What an experience to live through.

By |2023-05-02T09:18:33+02:00May 2nd, 2023|All|0 Comments

Letter from the President

This year is an election year at UFI. In spring, you will all elect the new leaderships for our regional chapters around the world. Later, after the summer, we will have the Board elections. In parallel, the working groups and committees will as well elect their new leaders. At UFI, these are open elections, there is no “roster of candidates” pre-selected by a Board and put forward for approval.

By |2023-03-08T14:26:03+01:00March 7th, 2023|All|0 Comments
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