UFI is bringing on board two new hires to help deliver and improve the associationâ€™s growing roster of events, committee activities and other industry initiatives.
Elia-Beissel, new programme manager at UFI
Nicolette Elia-Beissel is joining as programme manager. She was most recently operations director at the Durban International Convention Centre for four years, after being promoted from the roles of acting operations director and exhibition manager.
In the earlier stages of her career, she was with Rai Exhibitions and Events (now known as Thebe Reed Events & Exhibitions) based in Johannesburg, South Africa. As project manager, she worked on international shows as well as her own show in Sandton Johannesburg, Meetings Africa.
Jana Hofmann, new events manager at UFI
Meanwhile, Jana Hofmann is joining UFI as events manager. For the last six years, she worked as a project manager for the German-based trade show organiser fairtrade Messe, managing various projects in an international exhibition environment with a focus on emerging markets such as Ghana, Iran and Nigeria.
The new hires join the global exhibitions association as it continues to organise numerous events, ranging from the UFI Global Congress to the UFI Global CEO Summit.
Both Elia-Beissel and Hofmann will be involved in the 83rd UFI Global Congress in Shanghai from November 9-12.