The UFI Board of Directors has elected Anbu Varathan as President of UFI for the 2020/21 period. The decision was made at the board meeting that marks the start of the annual UFI European Conference in Birmingham (UK). This decision becomes effective at the conclusion of the 86th UFI Global Congress, which runs from 6-9 November 2019 in Bangkok. Anbu Varathan commented: “I am delighted to be part of UFI’s top leadership in the coming years and to continue with the development and support that UFI has provided the industry for so long. As the first President in UFI’s history based in India, I’m even more pleased to have been elected to this position, and it is a great honour for me to fulfil my duties.” Mary Larkin (Diversified Communications, Portland, USA) is the President for 2019/20, while Craig Newman (Johannesburg Expo Centre, South Africa) is the Outgoing President. Anbu Varathan is Director General & CEO of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), organizer of the IMTEX exbitions, which are among the largest machine tool industry exhibitions in the world. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC).