UFIâ€™s Board of Directors has elected Michael Duck as the future president of UFI for the 2022-23 period.
This decision will be effective at the conclusion of the 88th UFI Global Congress, which is slated to run from November 3-6, 2021, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
- The UFI Presidential Trio for the 2021-22 term will be:
Michael Duck (executive vice president â€“ commercial development, Informa Markets, and executive vice president â€“ commercial development, group at Informa Group), incoming president 2022-23
- Monica Lee-MuÌˆller (managing director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management), Hong Kong), president 2021-22
- Anbu Varathan (director general & CEO at Indian Machine Tool Manufacturersâ€™ Association, and Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, India), outgoing president 2020-21
As UFIâ€™s incoming president, Duck will work closely with Lee-MuÌˆller and Varathan, to manage UFI at the highest level, and help UFI to continue its global mission to connect, support and promote the exhibition industry around the world.
Informa Markets is the worldâ€™s largest exhibition organiser, and Duck has been active in UFI for 25 years, serving in various functions within the association. More than 20 years ago, he was the founding chairperson of UFIâ€™s Asia-Pacific Chapter, and, following that, was the founding chairperson of the Sustainability Committee. He has also spent many years as the associationâ€™s treasurer, a mandate he will now pass on.