UFI Sets up Industry Partners Committee

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In order to allow UFI members to exchange valuable information, experiences, and know-how on matters of common professional interest, UFI has set up several committees dedicated to various topics. These committees are open to any UFI member who
wishes to regularly participate in the meetings. The success of each committee, headed by a Chairman and composed of a limited number of UFI members, depends on the active and continuing participation and commitment of its members.

In response to the evolving needs of our membership, UFI is happy to announce the creation of a new Working Committee, the “Industry Partners Committee”. During the Global CEO Summit in Cannes, the Executive Committee nominated Ravinder Sethi, Managing Director of R.E Rogers India Pvt. as Chair of the Industry Partners Committee in its founding stage.

Ravinder, while speaking to the audience, commented:
“Dear Friends,

As partners, your homogeneous group of professionals offers a broad range of services while sharing a common goal:
working closely with organisers and venues to create successful exhibitions.
As partners, you commit to facilitating the transfer of knowledge, sharing your best practices and insights from the whole
spectrum of your industries served and services provided.
As partners, and with the exhibition industry constantly evolving, your contributions are vital, adding valuable support
across key areas and professions.
Today is one of those historic times when UFI acknowledges the immense contributions having been made by your group.
As a vital first step, the Executive Committee is pleased to announce the creation of an “Industry Partners Committee”.

The Industry Partners Committee’s initial objectives are twofold.
First, to enhance its contributions to UFI, not just as individual members, but also as a committee. And, second, to be recognised across the board as equal partners in the exhibition industry. The above objectives are only the initial ones – more will surely emerge over time.

Industry experts and partners of the industry: Jochen Witt, of jwc Jo-Anne Kelleway of Info Salons Group and Jason Popp of GES committed to joining the committee and forming a ‘core group’. Angela Herberholz from UFI will take over the role of committee
secretary. UFI announced that the first formal meeting of this committee is set to take place alongside the UFI European Conference in Verona, Italy on 2 May.

Mission Statement:
This homogenous group of professionals offers a broad range of services while sharing a common goal: working closely with organisers and venues to create successful exhibitions.
The members commit to facilitating the transfer of knowledge, sharing of best practices and insights from the whole spectrum of their activities, industries served and services provided. As the exhibition industry continues to evolve, “we offer a vital partnership, adding our valuable support across key areas and professions”. The aim is to highlight the importance of services.

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