Friday, July 04, 2014
News this week: Earlier this week, UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, announced that Sergey Alexeev, Vice-President of Russia-based ExpoForum-International Ltd., has been elected as its Incoming President effective at the conclusion of the 81st UFI Annual Congress for the 2014/2015 term of office. The upcoming congress will be held in Bogota, Columbia from 29th October to 1st November 2014.
According to UFI, Alexeev will be the first UFI President originating from the Russian Federation, who has 30-years of experience in the exhibition industry. Alexeev has been President of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF) since 1991, and he is also Chairman of the Exhibition committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. He has been the Chair of the European Regional Chapter of UFI since 2008.
Alexeev was quoted saying, “Joining the UFI Presidential Trio is a reflection of the prospects and professionalism of the Russian exhibition industry. Over the past twenty years Russia has taken its place among the world’s exhibition leaders. Today we play a key role in supporting the development of the Russian economy as a major partner in the global economy.”