Nine UFI events confirmed for 2018 - New leadership
At present, nine UFI events are confirmed for 2018 including the 85th UFI Global Congress in St. Petersburg, Russia (31 October - 3 November 2018). To serve the fast-growing number of members in Latin America, the 1st Latin America Regional Conference is being prepared for September in Mexico City.
The first class of a new Venue Management School in 2017 will take place later this November, in Shangai, China – in collaboration with the Australian Venue Management Association (VMA). New UFI-EMD courses are also under preparation, as well as focus meetings on HR Management, Sustainable Development, Operations & Services, and Digitisation.
Preparations for the third edition of Global Exhibitions Day (GED) are already under way. Together with the GED partners, UFI is guiding two working groups to expand the toolkit and prepare in-depth material for industry advocacy and talent attraction. GED will take place on Wednesday 6 June 2018.
Corrado Peraboni, Chair of the Board of Directors of CIPA Fiera Milano Publicações e Eventos Ltda (Brazil) will take over the reins as UFI President for 2017-18 at the conclusion of the Congress, on 3 November 2017. He is to be joined in UFI’s new presidential leadership trio by: Craig Newman, Chief Executive Officer, Johannesburg Expo Centre (South Africa) as Incoming President and Dr Andreas Gruchow as Outgoing President.