84th UFI Global Congress takes place in South Africa
At the 84th UFI Global Congress taking place on 1 - 4 November, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa, this year's theme - "Raising the Odds - Pressures and Profits" - is aptly chosen when you consider the last seven months and the events of the past year, not only for the exhibition industry but on a global scale.
The uncertainties, the unchartered territories, longstanding precedents being challenged – the pressures of finding new ways to handle new situations. Respected industry professionals will share their experiences, their triumphs and challenges, addressing the issues of these demanding times head-on. Included in the programme, on the 10th anniversary of his participation in the UFI Global Congress, Jochen Witt will discuss global trends and developments, review the main trends and strategic developments over the past 10 years and share the latest core survey results.
Damion Angus, Managing Partner of fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG, and Marty Glynn, CEO of MAD Event Management in the States, will discuss pressures, profits and opportunities in emerging markets. Being directly involved with various developing markets such as Asia, South America and Africa, these entrepreneurs will share their experiences and insight into conducting successful business in these regions.