Paul Woodward, former UFI managing director, has joined the MBB-Consulting Partner Group. He brings with him over 35 years of exhibition industry experience, including more than 20 years as a consultant and advisor. Woodward worked in senior positions with Miller Freeman in Asia until 2000 when he founded Business Strategies Group in Hong Kong, of which he remains chairman. Since stepping down from his UFI role in 2015, he has also advised companies around the world as chairman of Paul Woodward Advisory.
„It makes sense to pool the resources of the most senior independent consultants. “
Woodward commented, "the range of challenges and opportunities with which senior management in the exhibition industry are currently grappling has never been more testing. With that in mind, it makes sense to pool the resources of some of the most senior independent consultants in the world to ensure that the right expertise is available, whatever the project".
The Partner Group was formed in late 2021 by the MBB-Consulting Group and founder partners include Matthias Tesi Baur (MBB), Chris Meyer (Chris Meyer Global), Tony Calanca (Calanca & Associates LLC), and Andrew Furness (exhibition strategy consultant). Designed to leverage the global networks and expertise of its senior members, it aims to assist exhibition businesses as they rebuild in the coming years.