18 July 2019 
3 April 2019

European Conference with two special events

UFI is pleased to announce that two special events will take place ahead of this year’s European Conference in Birmingham (UK). The first will focus on “Operations and Services” while the second will be all about “Digital Innovation”.

Photo: Luke Matthews on UnsplashPhoto: Luke Matthews on Unsplash
In Birmingham, UK, the UFI European Conference 2019 will take place on 15-17 May, 2019.
The UFI Operations and Services Forum is scheduled for 14-15 May. With the theme “Productivity improvements in operations and services using smart technology”, it will present concrete case studies supporting a range of topics, such as IoT data collection and deployment; IoT for venue management; facial recognition for entry control; and a close look at the deployment of the “Air Traffic Control” model to venues.

The UFI Digital Innovation Forum will take place on 15 May. Entitled “How to push digital innovation”, it will present real-life cases, challenges and benefits. The speakers and presenters will share their experiences, both good and bad, as well as ideas for organisations to become more digital, data-driven and customer-focused.

With both forums wrapping up just as UFI’s European Conference kicks off, participants can make a seamless transition from one event to the next. The conference is UFI’s main event in Europe this year, with the most international gathering of European exhibition industry leaders. Colleagues from Asia and the Americas will also attend. The conference is geared towards providing industry updates and insights from across the region, combined with quality networking and unique cultural experiences. This year, it will focus on what’s in store for organisers in Europe and beyond. This first international conference for our industry in post-Brexit Britain will look at ways and means to benefit from changing trade patterns as new alliances are being forged.



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