UFI has elected Geoff Dickinson, CEO of dmg events, as its president for the 2023 – 2024 term.
Under the leadership of Dickinson since 2010, Dubai-headquartered dmg events is one of the top 20 international exhibition and conference organisers, with 10 offices around the world organising nearly 100 events annually.
This is the first time any event professional from the UAE has been appointed to this role.
UFI is the global association of the world’s leading tradeshow organisers and its main goal is to represent, promote and support the business interests of its members and the exhibition industry in general.
The UFI president is elected by the UFI’s board of directors for a one-year mandate, becoming its legal and official representative, chairing the executive committee, the board of directors and the general assemblies.
UFI represents around 50,000 exhibition industry professionals globally, and also works closely with its 63 national and regional association members and includes 795 member organisations in 83 countries and regions around the world.