Registration is now open for the UFI Global Congress 2018. This year’s theme is “The Dynamics of Transition – Our Industry’s Complex Future”. The event will take place from 31 October to 3 November 2018 in St. Petersburg (Russia) and will be hosted by Expoforum Russia.
The UFI Global Congress is the most international annual gathering in the exhibition industry, combining international networking with unique content. Exclusive to UFI members, it brings together hundreds of organisers, venue operators, service providers and industry associations from over 50 countries.
Participants can secure their place online at http://www.ufi.org/StPetersburg2018. The Congress website also contains the programme overview and options for post-Congress experiences in St. Petersburg and beyond.
Kai Hattendorf, UFI Managing Director and CEO comments: “The exhibition industry is currently facing up to many issues – from consolidation to digitisation, from investments to restructurings, and from fast-track hiring to long-term retention. We are in transition to new business models, driven by changing behavioural patterns – just like the markets and industries we serve. The 85th UFI Global Congress in St. Petersburg offers our members a vital opportunity to find solutions, stay ahead, and keep in touch with exhibition industry colleagues worldwide.”
The UFI Global Congress takes place in November each year and is always held in a different region. As host of this year’s UFI Global Congress, St. Petersburg follows Johannesburg (South Africa, 2017), Shanghai (China, 2016) and Milan (Italy, 2015).