Friday, October 19, 2012

UFI Congress in Abu Dhabi will set new delegate record

News this week: UFI, The Global Association for the Exhibition Industry, is set to organise the 79th edition of the UFI Congress. The congress is expected to break the delegate record when the event opens in Abu Dhabi on 6th November. The current record was set at the Singapore edition in 2010 which attracted 425 attendees including all delegates, speakers, staff and accompanying persons.

The programme of the four-day congress will include speakers such as Hamish McRae, chief economics commentator of U.K.-based news outlet The Independent, H.E. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, managing director of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), and a panel discussion moderated by UFI’s managing director Paul Woodward.

Woodward was quoted saying, “We are now… aiming for 450-plus. There are already over 50 countries represented. They are looking for more international business opportunities and the UFI membership brings together expertise from almost every country where major exhibitions are taking place. We are focused on trying to make sure that we add value to our members’ businesses in all that we do and that we offer them good return for their time invested in UFI.”

The previous edition of the UFI Congress was held in Valencia, Spain, and attracted 405 attendees.

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