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dmg events’ Geoff Dickinson elected UFI president

by Paul Colston

The global association of the exhibition industry, UFI has elected Geoff Dickinson as president for the 2023-24 period.

The UFI presidential trio for the 2022-23 term will be:

  • Michael Duck , (pictured bottom left) EVP – commercial development, Informa Markets, and EVP – president
  • Geoff Dickinson (pictured right) CEO dmg events –  incoming president
  • Monica Lee-Müller (top left) managing director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Limited –  outgoing president

This decision will come into effect at the conclusion of the 89th UFI Global Congress, which runs 14-17 November 2022, in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Dickinson began his career in publishing with emap. He worked for a variety of events businesses, holding numerous senior roles and he spent over a decade as an entrepreneur in Dubai launching two successful exhibitions businesses. In 2010 he returned to the corporate world by becoming the CEO of dmg events, a leading organiser of more than 80 events in 25 countries.

Geoff Dickinson says: “I just want to say a big thank you to the board of UFI for supporting me to be the president in 2024.  I’ve loved working with UFI over the last couple of years. I would like to thank everybody very much for all of your support.”

Monica Lee-Müller, UFI’s current president, says: “I am pleased to welcome Geoff to the UFI leadership team, alongside Michael Duck. I look forward to working with him, as he takes on the role of incoming president. I wish him every success in performing all the important duties that are required of this position. I know he will be a wonderful leader for our global industry.”



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