UCP – UFI Certified Professional

The UFI Certified Professional (UCP) designation is awarded to industry professionals who successfully complete one of the UFI foundation courses (Exhibition Management School or Venue Management School) and 16 UCP credit hours of modular training.
The specialisation modules are selected, topical offerings that allow participants to tailor the UCP experience to their area of expertise or interest.

UCP Programme

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AIPC Facility and Operations Summit

The AIPC Facility Operations Summit provides an engaging forum for issues and opportunities associated with a new era of growing digitization of the industry and implications this has for centre management.

Amongst the areas to be explored will be what’s trending in event logistics, risk and crowd management, security and cybersecurity, changing tech requirements, responding to new event formats and the renewed importance of sustainable practices covered by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and now a subject of focus for centres wishing to demonstrate their social responsibility credentials.

Sessions will also incorporate key discussion topics that have proven to be highly popular and of practical use in previous events, including:

·         Our annual industry update with a  focus on venue operation

·         The hands-on venue experience and knowledge exchange

·         A supplier marketplace featuring centre-specific products

·         Factors in managing the sales to event services handover

 

LOCATION: Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) > Meeting room 118
Address: Rambla Prim 1-17, 08019 Barcelona
Access: will be through Entrance Door A and escalator B

Module Sessions

  • 28 November 2022 at 08:30 - 17:00 UTC
8 UCP
credits
Education Partner

AIPC –The International Association of Convention Centres

Founded in 1958, AIPC is a global network of some 190 leading centres in 61 countries with the active involvement of more than 900 management-level professionals. Its mission is to encourage, support and recognise excellence in convention centre management, based on the diverse experience and expertise of its international membership, and it maintains a full range of educational, research, networking and management standards programmes in order to achieve this. AIPC recognises and actively promotes the essential role of the international meetings industry in supporting economic, academic and professional development in communities where its members are located, as well as enhancing global relations amongst diverse business and cultural interests worldwide.

Language:

English

Format:

In-person

UFI-Exhibition Management School (February 2023)

The industry education programme for exhibition organisers.
The curriculum was developed jointly with the UFI community, making it a programme designed by exhibition organisers for exhibition organisers.
Topics of the Programme:
· Agile Cross-Sales Strategies
· Budget and P&L
· Customer Centricity & Care
· Cross-Channel Exhibition Marketing
· Digital Innovation
· Global Business Development
· Human Resources & Leadership
· Strategy Creation and Development
The UFI-EMS is part of the UFI Certified Professional designation and awards 20 foundation credits.

Module Sessions

13–23 February 2023
20 UCP
credits
Education Partner

UFI and MBB-Consulting Group

UFI and MBB-Consulting Group (MBB) are working to provide this industry education programme for exhibition organisers: the UFI-Exhibition Management School (UFI-EMS).
Delivered by a faculty of industry experts, the UFI-EMS will combine both global insights and regional expertise – following the clearly articulated need for education that adapts a global curriculum to the specific regional and local needs.

Language:

English

Format:

Online

AIPC Academy 2023

The AIPC Academy is the only comprehensive professional development program specifically serving the needs of international convention centre managers! Designed to address the critical need for centres to maintain fully qualified staff in a highly competitive industry, the AIPC Academy provides a targeted, cost effective form of training and development along with the means to establish the kind of industry networks that facilitate future professional growth.

Using a diverse international faculty and range of guest presenters, it offers a full curriculum and a comprehensive industry overview with ongoing updates of all key areas of centre management, operations, finances and marketing. Since its inception, program graduate surveys have consistently rated the program as a “must do”, and it continues to evolve its content to ensure an effective and comprehensive learning experience.

The evolving program format has also been designed to encourage attendees to return to the Academy on a regular basis in order to further upgrade their knowledge and grow their understanding of rapidly changing issues specific to convention centre management.

The AIPC Academy takes place at the Dolce la Hulpe, a dedicated training facility near Brussels that provides a perfect learning environment with full technical facilities along with sophisticated accommodation and services.
www.dolcelahulpe.com

Registration opens soon

Module Sessions

12–17 March 2023
16 UCP
credits
Education Partner

AIPC –The International Association of Convention Centres

Founded in 1958, AIPC is a global network of some 190 leading centres in 61 countries with the active involvement of more than 900 management-level professionals. Its mission is to encourage, support and recognise excellence in convention centre management, based on the diverse experience and expertise of its international membership, and it maintains a full range of educational, research, networking and management standards programmes in order to achieve this. AIPC recognises and actively promotes the essential role of the international meetings industry in supporting economic, academic and professional development in communities where its members are located, as well as enhancing global relations amongst diverse business and cultural interests worldwide.

Language:

English

Format:

In-person

UFI-Exhibition Management School (June 2023)

The industry education programme for exhibition organisers.
The curriculum was developed jointly with the UFI community, making it a programme designed by exhibition organisers for exhibition organisers.
Topics of the Programme:
· Agile Cross-Sales Strategies
· Budget and P&L
· Customer Centricity & Care
· Cross-Channel Exhibition Marketing
· Digital Innovation
· Global Business Development
· Human Resources & Leadership
· Strategy Creation and Development
The UFI-EMS is part of the UFI Certified Professional designation and awards 20 foundation credits.

Module Sessions

19–29 June 2023
20 UCP
credits
Education Partner

UFI and MBB-Consulting Group

UFI and MBB-Consulting Group (MBB) are working to provide this industry education programme for exhibition organisers: the UFI-Exhibition Management School (UFI-EMS).
Delivered by a faculty of industry experts, the UFI-EMS will combine both global insights and regional expertise – following the clearly articulated need for education that adapts a global curriculum to the specific regional and local needs.

Language:

English

Format:

Online

UFI-Exhibition Management School (September 2023)

The industry education programme for exhibition organisers.
The curriculum was developed jointly with the UFI community, making it a programme designed by exhibition organisers for exhibition organisers.
Topics of the Programme:
· Agile Cross-Sales Strategies
· Budget and P&L
· Customer Centricity & Care
· Cross-Channel Exhibition Marketing
· Digital Innovation
· Global Business Development
· Human Resources & Leadership
· Strategy Creation and Development
The UFI-EMS is part of the UFI Certified Professional designation and awards 20 foundation credits.

Module Sessions

18–28 September 2023
20 UCP
credits
Education Partner

UFI and MBB-Consulting Group

UFI and MBB-Consulting Group (MBB) are working to provide this industry education programme for exhibition organisers: the UFI-Exhibition Management School (UFI-EMS).
Delivered by a faculty of industry experts, the UFI-EMS will combine both global insights and regional expertise – following the clearly articulated need for education that adapts a global curriculum to the specific regional and local needs.

Language:

English

Format:

Online