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UFI European Conference to take place in the Netherlands in 2023

Maastricht to host UFI event from 14 June – 16 June 2023 Co-located with the UFI Operations & Services Forum, the UFI HR Forum and a launch event for show directors.

PARIS – UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, will hold its UFI European Conference in Maastricht from the 14-16 June 2023. Open to all exhibition industry professionals, the conference is the most important annual gathering of exhibition industry leaders in the region.

Participants can benefit from early bird registration until 1 March 2023.

The conference will be hosted by MECC Maastricht and take place in their newly renovated international conference centre. The welcome reception will take place in Government House, the residence of the Governor and the venue where the historic Maastricht Treaty was signed in 1992.

Other events will also take place during the same week, including the UFI Operations & Services Forum and UFI HR Forum, and the Event Directors Summit- a new launch event exclusively for show directors of 50 of the world’s leading exhibition brands. 

Over 170 delegates from 25 countries and regions attended the 2022 edition of the UFI European Conference which took place at Grupa MTP in Poznan, Poland and which received an NPS score of +62 from delegates.

As the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, UFI organises annual regional conferences in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, as well as the UFI Global Congress. The UFI Asia-Pacific Conference takes place in March and brings together industry professionals from all over Asia and beyond.

“We are very excited to take the conference to Maastricht next year. Despite the many positives we see with regards to exhibitors and visitors returning to exhibitions, this is a very challenging time as Europe faces various internal and external pressures. Thus, it is more important than ever for us to come together to learn, share experiences, to network and develop new opportunities” says Nick Dugdale-Moore, UFI’s European Regional Director.

“We are delighted to welcome the UFI community to our city and venue next year. You will find a very welcoming team, famous for its hospitality with an eye for details who will bring your event beyond boundaries. Maastricht is a beautiful city located in the heart of Europe, very well-connected and known for its innovation in health and materials. Due to Maastricht’s central location, it will be easy for our international colleagues to join us. I look forward to seeing you in June," says Rob van de Wiel, CEO of MECC Maastricht.

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