Friday, November 15, 2013

400+ industry leaders turnout for UFI Congress in Seoul

News this week: UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, reported the attendance of more than 400 exhibition industry leaders at the 80th UFI Congress. The annual event is taking place from 13th to 16th November at the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul.

Hosted by the Association of Korea Exhibition Industry (AKEI), this year’s event is themed ‘Managing for the future’, where industry CEOs and strategic thinkers have gathered to network and discuss trends affecting the global exhibition industry. Apart from the main conference, a number of smaller meetings were held including the Annual UFI General Assembly, the UFI Board of Directors Meeting, UFI Regional Chapter Meetings and a meeting of the UFI Associations’ Committee.

Chen Xianjin, president of UFI, commented, “We will be exploring a variety of options exhibition organisations can apply in today’s society which promise to develop stronger exhibition markets for organizers, exhibitors and visitors tomorrow. While these are challenging times for our face-to-face industry, they are exciting ones too as we develop creative ideas and solutions for the future.”

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