The UFI Operations & Services Forum is a one-day event targeted at senior exhibition industry professionals from around the world.
The Forum is organised by UFI’s Operations and Services Working Group, a member-driven body comprising organizers, venues, and suppliers.
The Forum will take place from 13–14 June 2023, at the MECC Maastricht and is open to all industry professionals.

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Why attend?

Over two days, you will learn and exchange ideas with your peers from many of the best organizers and venues in the world. 
You will gain a deeper understanding of hot topics including sustainable logistics, staff efficiency, energy and waste management. 
You will also grow your network of international contacts meeting new colleagues and making new friendships. 
The format will include keynote presentations, discussions and informal networking. 

Meet the UFI Ops & Services Working Group

Stefan Eckert (Chair)

Senior Vice- President Services, Koelnmesse 

Sean McDonnell (Vice-Chair)

Director of Operations, 
RX France

Annette Ternstrom Andersson

COO / Event Operations, Stockholmassan

Gary Masters

Campus General Manager, The NEC

Marc Serra Arnau

Director of Venue Services & Infrastructure, Fira Barcelona

Voicu Sferdianu

Past President, IFES

Cordelia von Gymnich

Vice President, 
Messe Frankfurt

Bas Wiendels

Vice-Chair, IELA

Registration Fees

Fee includes:
  • All Forum sessions
  • Networking breaks on 13 June
  • Networking Dinner on Thursday 13 June
  • Venue Tour on 13 June
  • Networking Lunch on 14 June
  • Post-event access to all sessions' recordings

Registration fees refer to the full package of the 2-day onsite attendance in Maastricht at the Operations & Services Forum on 13-14 June 2023, and are VAT excluded.

UFI Certified Professionals

The UFI Operations and Services Forum is part of the UFI Certified Professional educational offering, and awards 8 UCP credit points towards receiving the designation. Participation is mandatory to obtain the credit points.

The UFI Certified Professional designation is a symbol of quality, expertise and innovation, and signals to employers and others within the industry that the holder works to a high standard and expects the same of others.
The educational offering allows professionals to work at their own pace and to self-select courses and modules to create a tailored experience, unique to them.
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