The UFI European Conference 2021
aims to offer a blend of keynote sessions and expert content, networking, matchmaking and business development opportunities, led by Nick Dugdale-Moore, UFI regional director for Europe. The speakers include Philippe Brocart, managing director of Maison&Objet, SAFI (France), Anna Dycheva-Smirnova, CEO of Reed Exhibitions UK, Russia, the Middle East and Turkey (Russia), and Olivier Ferraton, CEO of GL Events (France). Together they will discuss their vision of the future post-pandemic. They will be joined by the CEOs of Swapcard, Grip, ExpoPlatform and Info Salons to debate the issue of ownership and guardianship of customers' data, which is a hot topic right now across the industry.
"We have adapted the conference format to fit in with your working week. It will take place over two afternoons, broadcasting live from 2-6pm CEST, so there's no excuse to miss a single minute. The conference will cover global opportunities from a European perspective. It's the best opportunity for networking and best-practice learning in the industry", says UFI's Dugdale-Moore.
The UFI European Conference typically takes place in May-June each year. It has previously been hosted in Birmingham (2019), Verona (2018), Cologne (2017), Basel (2016), and Istanbul (2015), and is open to UFI members and non-members. The event attracts approximately 300 industry leaders from organisers, venues and service providers.
UFI's European Conference will take place as a digital event this year, from June 9 to 10, 2021. Open to both UFI members and non-members, the UFI European Conference is the region's leading international exhibition industry event. Each year, it serves as a trusted platform to bring together colleagues from across Europe and beyond.