UFI Associations Committee meeting held on May 16, 2019 in Birmingham - Event Auditing- the need of the Hour
The Associations Committee of the Global Exhibition Industry Association (UFI), took place on May 16, 2019 during the UFI European Conference 2019 held in Birmingham. The meeting chaired by Chris Skeith, CEO- AEO, UK joined by Christian Druart, Regional Manager, UFI was attended by 14 global associations including AEO, AUMA, FKM, RUEF, IEIA, AEFI, IFES, EFU, SISO, TCEB, ESSA, EEIA, AFE and AEV. The meeting was also attended by Craig Newman, UFI President and Kai Hattendorf, Managing Director, UFI, being an important forum to connect with the representatives of the exhibition industry associations from various countries and to collectively brainstorm and discuss agendas of mutual growth and development of the exhibition sector worldwide. The 2 most important agendas discussed during the aforesaid meeting were GED and Event auditing. The members of the committee discussed plans to celebrate the upcoming Global Exhibitions Day across the globe as an important initiative to promote awareness about the socio economic impact generated by the exhibition industry at the global level. Another important agenda point being the need of event auditing was also deliberated upon by the members present sharing their views on the topic as a critical subject to be adopted globally by the industry players and associations.
Ravinder Sethi, Vice President, IEIA and MD, RE Rogers who represented IEIA during the Associations Committee meeting shared the level preparedness of the association to carry out national level celebrations and activities for celebrating GED and also highlighted about the seriousness of IEIA to work towards the agenda of event audits in the country.