Marie-Laure Bellon has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
. Currently the CEO and General Manager at French exhibition organiser Eurovet, she will join UFI on March 1, 2021, and work out of the organisation’s headquarters in Paris. At Eurovet, a subsidiary of Comexposium and the French Knitting and Lingerie Federation, she has held various senior executive positions over the years. Her career also includes leadership positions in management as well as business development for Reed Expositions France.
„I look forward to this opportunity to serve the industry and to face the challenges that await me.“
Kai Hattendorf, UFI CEO and Managing Director comments: “I am very pleased to welcome Marie-Laure Bellon to the UFI team and look forward to working together with her. Her experience in the exhibition industry will be an asset in leading UFI activities, managing the Paris Office and administration.”
Marie-Laure Bellon says: “I am delighted to take on this role at UFI and to add my skills and experience to the impressive work that the team has done over the years. UFI holds a pivotal position in driving industry advocacy efforts and in keeping the industry connected and updated during these tough times. I look forward to this opportunity to serve the industry and to face the challenges that await me.”