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UFI launches online sessions
As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps exhibition industry professionals apart, the need to talk, to discuss, and to learn is bigger than ever. In response to this, UFI is launching “UFI connects”, a series of regular talks, sessions, and panels that will take place online. “As our industry’s global association, we are working to support our members and the industry at large through this unique time. The recovery of the world’s economies will rely on our companies, our skills: We will need to build and run the market places and the meeting places for industries and experts to come together again. UFI connects is a way to stay connected, to get through this pandemic, and to be ready for the time afterwards“, says Mary Larkin, UFI President. “UFI connects” will provide a schedule of regular talks, panels, and webinar sessions – organized by the UFI team and the UFI community. The programme will also feature selected sessions from previous UFI events that are normally only available to members of the association. Access to all sessions will be free of charge for industry professionals. First sessions are focusing on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the exhibitions and events industry in various regions around the world. Hundreds of industry colleagues signed up for the initial sessions “Focus on Latin America” and “Focus on Asia”. “The content we provide and deliver at our UFI events around the world are one of our association’s biggest assets. While our regular events and educational programmes cannot take place as usual, ‘UFI connects’ is our way to continue to deliver”, says Kai Hattendorf, UFI CEO and MD.
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