Tag: Kai Hattendorf


UFI’s Kai Hattendorf reflects on the 2018 Global Congress Expert Opinion

Kai Hattendorf, UFI Managing Director, reflects on the 2018 UFI Global Congress in St Petersburg.   UFI concluded our Global Congress in St Petersburg at the end of last year, where we welcomed 450 delegates from 54 countries and regions. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect, network and learn, and it was also an amazing experience for the whole UFI team to deliver the...

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New Year, new look and new strategy for JMIC World

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has set a new course for the New Year, including a new Charter, revised constitution and streamlined Strategic Plan. The new approach was agreed at JMIC’s final meeting of 2018, where members reached a consensus on a number of key structural changes intended to guide the ongoing development of the industry representation body. The new Charter sets out the...

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Realising potential Expert OpinionFeaturesWorld

Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director, raises big questions and reflects on different discussions in his most recent UFI Column featured in Exhibition World (Issue 3 | 2018), online now. The second quarter of the year is the busiest time of the year for most of us, and it is not different for the UFI team. Whether it’s travelling to our own events and membership meetings around the...

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From West World to exhibitions’ world Expert OpinionFeaturesWorld

Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director, writes about future proofing exhibitions, and more, in his UFI Column featured in the latest edition of Exhibition World (Issue 2 | 2018), online now. One of the hottest tickets at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin earlier this month was for the chance to step into and experience the saloon from the TV series “West World” – a...

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New revenue sources discussed at 13th UFI Asia-Pacific Conference AsiaAustralasiaEuropeGalleryRegion

More than 280 delegates from over 20 countries and regions attended the 13th UFI Asia-Pacific Conference at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 1–2 March 2018, to discuss the future direction of the exhibition industry in Asia. The UFI Asia-Pacific Conference, UFI’s second largest event, featured two days of networking and learning as well as an Educational Forum, held on 28 February, which...

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Driving our  transformation Expert OpinionFeaturesWorld

2018 is off to a busy and interesting start, that is for sure – also due to, but not just because of, the Informa/UBM developments. If you want to follow up on this matter, online is the faster medium. The team from Exhibition World are following the story on their website, and I encourage you to also visit UFI’s completely rebuilt blog at blog.ufi.org for...

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