Geoff Dickinson, CEO of dmg events, has been elected as UFI president for the 2023-24 period by the UFI board of directors. This decision will come into effect at the conclusion of the 89th UFI Global Congress, which runs November 14 to 17, 2022 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
Geoff Dickinson, a graduate of the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, began his career in publishing with emap in London. He worked for a variety of events businesses, holding numerous senior roles and he spent over a decade as an entrepreneur in Dubai, launching two successful exhibitions businesses.
„I've loved working with UFI over the last couple of years.“
In 2010, he returned to the corporate world by becoming the CEO of dmg events, a leading organiser of more than 80 events in 25 countries and a publisher of trade magazines. Dickinson has supported the association's mission for many years, taking part in several UFI events as a speaker and as a sponsor of various UFI activities.
Geoff Dickinson says: "I just want to say a big thank you to the board of UFI for supporting me to be the president in 2024. I've loved working with UFI over the last couple of years. I'd be delighted to take on this role and delighted to be supporting the executive team in the coming years."
The UFI presidential trio for the 2022-23 term will be:
Michael Duck (EVP – Commercial Development, Informa Markets, and EVP – Commercial Development, Group at Informa Group), president
Geoff Dickinson (CEO dmg events) incoming president
Monica Lee-Müller (managing director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML), Hong Kong), outgoing president
As UFI's incoming president, Geoff Dickinson will work closely with the president and outgoing president as part of the presidential trio, managing UFI at the highest level.www.ufi.org