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Peter Ottmann in den UFI-Vorstand gewählt

Peter Ottmann in den UFI-Vorstand gewählt

Press release NürnbergMesse

Peter Ottmann elected to the UFI Board of Directors

27. October 2023

  • World Association of the Global Exhibition Industry appoints NürnbergMesse CEO to the Board for three years

Peter Ottmann, CEO of the NürnbergMesse Group, has been elected to the Board of the World Association of the Exhibition Industry UFI (Union des Foires Internationales) for the next three years. "I am looking forward to being able to represent Germany as an exhibition venue in the international exhibition world together with my German colleagues in the future. Around the globe, people organize trade shows to provide a stage for innovations - UFI makes this global industry visible," says trade show boss Peter Ottmann, who is also a member of the umbrella organization of the German trade show industry AUMA as Vice Chairman.

"I am proud that we have so many enthusiastic members who want to contribute to strengthening our industry. It is a challenging time to make such a contribution and to rebuild and relaunch our trade shows around the world. So I extend a big and personal thank you to all of the newly elected and re-elected members," said Michael Duck, UFI president and executive vice president of commercial development at Informa Markets.

The UFI Board is comprised of a maximum of 60 members and is re-elected every three years. During this process, members elect a global board with representatives from UFI chambers around the world. The Board is responsible for implementing the decisions of the General Assembly, developing UFI policy and making any proposals that affect the international exhibition industry. These proposals are presented to the UFI members for voting at the annual General Assembly.

About UFI

UFI is the global trade association of the world's exhibition organizers and exhibition venue operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition companies and selected partners of the exhibition industry. UFI's primary objective is to represent, promote and support the business interests of its members and the exhibition industry. UFI directly represents more than 50,000 exhibition industry workers worldwide and also works closely with its 60 national and regional association members. There are currently more than 820 member organizations registered as members in over 85 countries around the world. Around 1,000 international trade shows proudly bear the UFI seal of approval, a guarantee of quality for visitors and exhibitors alike.

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About the NürnbergMesse Group

The NürnbergMesse Group is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. It is made up of NürnbergMesse GmbH and its 15 subsidiaries and affiliates. Around 1,000 employees work for the company at eleven locations in Germany, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Greece, Austria and the USA. In addition, the NürnbergMesse Group has a network of foreign representatives in over 100 countries. The portfolio comprises around 120 trade fairs and congresses, which focus as presence events and digital events on the five subject areas of Retail & Consumer Goods, Building & Construction, Process Technology, Electronics & Security and Social & Public and increasingly integrate sustainability aspects in their exhibition concepts. Its events secure over 12,000 jobs and generate billions of euros in tax revenue and purchasing power effects every year. This makes NürnbergMesse an important economic driver for the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region and the whole of Germany. As an employer and organizer of major events, NürnbergMesse assumes responsibility for people and the environment. It aligns its corporate activities with the 17 SDGs of the United Nations with the goal of climate neutrality by 2028.