UFI Global Congress: "Raising the Odds"
UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has announced the theme of this year's UFI Global Congress: "Raising the Odds - Pressures and Profits in the Exhibition Industry". The event takes place 1-4 November 2017 in Johannesburg (South Africa).
UFI’s Global Congress, is the most international annual gathering in the exhibition industry, open for UFI members from around the world. It brings together hundreds of organisers, venue operators, service providers and industry associations from over 50 countries. With the exhibition industry showing signs of optimism despite global political turbulence, UFI decided on an economic focus for its UFI Global Congress 2017. Representing the world’s leading tradeshow organisers and exhibition centre operators, UFI counts 83 UFI members in Africa and the Middle East. The organisation expects exhibitions to develop in Africa as economies across the region become stronger and more diverse.
UFI’s Global Congress enables its members from all continents to meet and gain insight into topics of strategic interest, current trends and challenges for the exhibition industry. Each year it is held in a different region. Johannesburg follows Shanghai (China) in 2016, and Milan (Italy) in 2015. The 2018 Congress is scheduled for Saint Petersburg (Russia). The 84th UFI Global Congress takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, on 1-4 November 2017.