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UFI announces results of Chapter Leadership Elections

José Navarro Meneses, Tarsus Mexico (left) and Albert Aoun, IFP, Lebanon.

The Chapter Chairs work with UFI to deliver events, education, research, and advocacy for the members in their respective region. They also represent the respective chapters in both the UFI Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

PARIS – UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, is announcing the results of the elections for leadership in its four regional chapters around the world. The elected industry leaders will begin their three-year mandate in November.

The future Chapter Chairs are:

  • For Asia-Pacific: David Zhong (VNU Exhibitions Asia, China)
  • For Europe: Andreas Gruchow (Deutsche Messe AG, Germany)
  • For Latin America: José Navarro Meneses (Tarsus Mexico)
  • For Middle East/Africa: Albert Aoun (IFP, Lebanon)

The UFI members also elected three Vice Chairs for each chapter. These are:

  • For Asia-Pacific: Rita Chu (1st Vice Chair, Adsale Exhibition Services, HK), Panittha Buri (BITEC, Malaysia), Emilia Shih (TAITRA, Taiwan)
  • For Europe: David Boon (1st Vice Chair, Brussels Expo, Belgium), Albert Arp (Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs, Netherlands), Antonio Bruzzone (BolognaFiere, Italy)
  • For Latin America: Raul Strauss Justiniano (1st Vice Chair, Fexpocruz, Bolivia), Fernando Gorbarán (Messe Frankfurt Argentina), Joāo De Nagy (World Trade Center Sāo Paulo, Brasil)
  • For Middle East / Africa: Said Salim Al Shanfari (1st Vice Chair, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre), Craig Newman (Johannesburg Expo Centre, South Africa), Mohammed Al Hussaini (Riyadh Exhibitions Co, Saudi Arabia)

“These year’s Chapter Leadership elections saw a record number of excellent candidates from all around the world, so our members had to make hard choices. Congratulations to all the colleagues who have been re-elected or newly elected. And a very special thank you to all the candidates who put their names forward – the strength of an association lies in its members”, says Mary Larkin, UFI President.

The Chapter Chairs work with UFI to deliver events, education, research, and advocacy for the members in their respective region. They also represent the respective chapters in both the UFI Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

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