UFI elects new leaders for its regional chapters

David Zhong

UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has revealed the results of the elections for chapter chairs and vice chairs in its four regional chapters around the world.

David Zhong

The elected industry leaders will begin their three-year mandate in November.

The future chapter chairs are:

Asia-Pacific – David Zhong (VNU Exhibitions Asia, China)
Europe – Andreas Gruchow (Deutsche Messe AG, Germany)
Latin America – José Navarro Meneses (Tarsus Mexico)
Middle East/Africa – Albert Aoun (IFP, Lebanon)

Meanwhile, the three elected vice chairs are:

Asia-Pacific – Rita Chu (1st vice chair, Adsale Exhibition Services, Hong Kong), Panittha Buri (BITEC, Malaysia), Emilia Shih (TAITRA, Taiwan)

Europe – David Boon (1st vice chair, Brussels Expo, Belgium), Albert Arp (Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs, Netherlands), Antonio Bruzzone (BolognaFiere, Italy)

Latin America – Raul Strauss Justiniano (1st vice chair, Fexpocruz, Bolivia), Fernando Gorbarán (Messe Frankfurt Argentina), Joāo De Nagy (World Trade Center Sāo Paulo, Brasil)

Middle East/Africa – Said Salim Al Shanfari (1st vice chair, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre), Craig Newman (Johannesburg Expo Centre, South Africa), Mohammed Al Hussaini (Riyadh Exhibitions Co, Saudi Arabia)

The chapter Chairs work with UFI to deliver events, education, research, and advocacy for the members in their respective region. They also represent the respective chapters in both the UFI Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

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