Adeline Vancauwelaert has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. Joining on February 22, 2022 from global exhibition organiser Comexposium, where she held the role of event director, she will be working with the team at UFI's Paris headquarters.
„We can't wait to start working together. “
Vancauwelaert's appointment is the result of a global call for applicants, which provided several high-quality candidates from around the world. Kai Hattendorf, UFI CEO and managing director says: "I'm delighted to welcome Adeline Vancauwelaert to the UFI team. She brings a wealth of experience of the events industry, which will prove invaluable as she takes on key responsibilities within our association, managing our Paris headquarters, and overseeing UFI's administration. We can't wait to start working together."
Her broad experience in managing events at an international level are seen as a vital asset in supporting UFI's global member community. As event director at Comexposium, Adeline Vancauwelaert has had a leading role in strategic positioning, team management and the international development of the SIAL show. Additionally, she has held several senior executive positions. Adeline Vancauwelaert holds a Master of Business Administration from California State Dominguez Hills, and a Master in Economics from Paris 10 University.