Enrico Pazzali, president of Fondazione Fiera Milano, has been reconfirmed on the Board of Directors of UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, which represents the exhibition sector at a global level. With a three-year duration, the mandate will begin after the association’s general assembly, which will take place on November 1st in Las Vegas (USA).
An opportunity for the entire Italian exhibition sector, Enrico Pazzali himself considered this reconfirmation. “The ability to create a system with all the international players present in this association, which we have already experienced in recent years, makes us stronger in carrying forward our role in the world economy. The fairs confirm themselves as partners for the development of our industry by promoting internationalization and innovation”.
On the occasion of the announcement of Enrico Pazzali’s reconfirmation on the Board of Directors, Michael Duck, president of UFI and EVP Commercial Development of Informa Markets, commented: “I am very pleased to thank everyone, both the new members and the re-elected members on the Board of Directors. I am extremely proud to collaborate with enthusiastic people eager to make their contribution to our sector. It is an electrifying historical moment, which marks the restart of our trade fairs around the world. I would like to express a big and personal thank you to all of you! “. concludes Enrico Pazzali.
The role of the association
As the global reference association of trade fair organisers, exhibition center managers and the main national and international associations, UFI’s objective is to represent, promote and support the interests of its members. It brings together over 820 members from over 85 countries on all continents and directly represents more than 50,000 people. More than 1,000 international trade fairs have received the UFI Approved Event certification, which represents a guarantee of quality for visitors and exhibitors.
The Board of Directors is made up of 60 members, representing all geographical areas. Its role is to implement the decisions taken by the General Assembly, develop the policies of the association and develop new proposals relating to trade fairs at an international level.