UFI Global Congress to meet in Oman come 2020


UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has announced that the 2020 UFI Global Congress will be held in Muscat, Oman, and will be hosted by the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC).

The UFI Global Congress is organised every November and brings together more than 500 industry professionals from more than 50 countries. It has previously been hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa (2017), Shanghai, China (2016) and Milan, Italy (2015). This year it will be hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia, followed by Bangkok, Thailand in 2019.

From left: UFI’s Kai Hattendorf and Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre’s Mohsin Al Balushi signing the 87th UFI Global Congress hosting agreement

The UFI Board of Directors made the decision to take the UFI Global Congress to Muscat, Oman, during their meeting on May 2 in Verona.

UFI president’s Corrado Peraboni, said in a statement: “We are delighted to be returning to the Middle East – the last congress that took place there was in Abu Dhabi in 2012 (hosted by ADNEC). This region is of great importance to UFI, and this is the message we wish to communicate.”

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