HR Management Working Group

The HR Management Working Group addresses HR-related topics that are of high importance for exhibition industry professionals. The exhibition industry is often described as a “people” industry, and in the current increasingly digitalised and competitive world, people were never so important. Today’s senior HR players are truly business partners within a company, and an integral part of a company’s success story. So, investing in people makes commercial sense.

HR challenges include the need to identify, develop and retain skills in a fast-changing, increasingly numerical world. The main purpose of the UFI HR Management Working Group is to address those important and timely topics that affect our industry – and the people working within it. The information is disseminated to the wider UFI community through various events (the HR Management Forum and the HR Special Interest Group that takes place during the UFI Global Congress).

The last HR Management Forum took place in Maastricht, The Netherlands in June 2023 and all the material from the event is available in the Members’ Area of the UFI website.

The Working Group also seeks to promote best practices through the HR award scheme.

Education and training are also a strong focus for the group, as they are significant HR issues for the exhibition industry.


Robert T. Heinemann

Heinemann Management Consulting GmbH

Cinzia Zanin

Fondazione Fiera Milano
UFI Liaison

Anna Lawrence



Policy Paper

The Policy Paper aims to highlight the importance of training and education for the exhibition industry:

Policy Paper


Human Ressources Working Group Members

Zinnia Angus HR Director Montgomery Group
Danielle Antes Talent Acquisition Business Partner Emerald Holding, Inc
Premila Braganza HR Director Dmg events
Michael Burton HR Adviser Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
Yasmine Couderc Head of Talent Development Easyfairs International
Heather Crovo VP Human Resources Clarion Events North America
Kurt Gamauf VP of HR RX Global
Jennifer Hader Executive Director Human Resources Messe München GmbH
Robert T. Heinemann Managing Partner Heinemann Management Consulting GmbH
Angela Herberholz Programme Manager UFI
Michael Lai Manager – HR & Administrations Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Kwok Kwan (Andy) Luk Vice President – Human Resources Informa Markets Asia
Srinivas Govinda Rao Mandagere Executive Director IMTMA
Andaleeb Mian HR and Finance Executive CONNECT
Vivian Nardone COO FIEXPO Exhibitions Group
Janice Rogers Corporate Vice-President, Human Resources Diversified Communications HQ
Alinne Rosa HR Vice President Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado S.A.
Cinzia Zanin Research and Development Fondazione Fiera Milano