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Raising the Odds – Pressures and Profits in the Exhibition Industry

11 July: 16:00 Paris time / 07:00 Las Vegas time

UFIsupports the exhibition industry across the world, including Africa. Creating more awareness of the business opportunities in Africa plays into UFI’s agenda of encouraging greater participation from our members by offering new platforms and opportunities to grow, boosting not just their own businesses, but also the industry as a whole.

As you know, the UFI Global Congress comes to South Africa from 1-4 November 2017. For this #UFIChat we invite you to join the discussion on South Africa’s exhibition industry, explore with us its unique location, and get an idea of what to expect from this year’s Congress “Raising the Odds – Pressures and Profits in the Exhibition Industry”.

UFI Global Exhibition Barometer – latest findings

22 August 2017: 16:00 Paris time / 07:00 Las Vegas time

A discussion on UFI’s latest Global Barometer and the results indications and implications for the exhibition industry.

Sustainable Growth – smart exhibitions

14 September 2017: 16:00 Paris time / 07:00 Las Vegas time

#UFIChat – A Conversation with the 2017 #NGLgrant winners

Talent. It’s one of the hardest things to find, and once found, it is important to nurture. Join us as some of our #NGLGrant winners talk about the industry, and highlight a selection of careers and career paths. The next generation of leaders is already here – working in our companies and organisations.

What can we do to attract more talented young professionals and get the word out about opportunities in our industry? How do we help them access the right skills and incentives to stay in exhibitions? Do they want mentors or promoters? More education? More flexibility? More opportunities for growth – and if so what kind?

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from these young professionals!

Confirmed guests:

  • Selin Cakici, Vice Chair of the board, HKF TRADE FAIRS (Turkey)
  • Neo Mahlatlole, Business Development, Seven Colours Communications (South Africa)
  • Katharina Keupp, Project Consultant, Messe Munich (Germany)
  • Thomas Revell, Sustainability Manager GES (UK)
  • Diana Salman, HR Strategic Change Manager IFP Expo (Lebanon)


Previous #UFIChats

  • June 2017 #UFIChat, Why we need Global Exhibitions Day! Here is the overview.
  • April 2017 #UFIChat, What do you think is the future of Exhibition?
  • March 2017 #UFIChat, Educating the next generation of exhibition professionals with  Joyce DiMascio @dimasciojo from EEAA, Farokh Shahabi @exavir #NGLgrant winner 2016 and Angela Herberholz @A_Herberholz from UFI. Here is the overview.
  • February 2017 #UFIChat , 2017 Industry trends and their possible impact on the global exhibition industry with Kai Hattendorf, Danica Tormohlen @DanicaTormohlen from Trade Show Executive @TradeShowExec (USA), Octavio Neto, @octavinhoneto CEO of Grupo Radar @portalradar (Brazil) and Tom Hall from Exhibition World @ExhibitionWorld (UK). Here is the overview.
  • January 2017 #UFIChat with Kai Hattendorf (@kaihattendorf), MD & CEO of UFI, Glenn Hanson (@GlennHBPA), President & CEO of BPA Worldwide, Harald Koetter, Director of PR & Trade Fairs Germany Division at AUMA and MD of FKM, the German organisation for auditing exhibition data and other UFI-member experts, here is the overview.
  • November 2016 #UFIChat with Mark Brewster from @explori and @chris_druart, UFI Research Manager about the Global Visitor Insights report, here is the overview.
  • October 2016 #UFIChat with @marcogiberti, Founder & CEO, Vesuvio Ventures (USA), @alevental, Co-Founder and President of Feathr (USA) and @AidanAugustin, Co-Founder and President of Feathr (USA), here is the overview.
  • September 2016 #UFIChat with the #NGLGrant winners, here is the overview.




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