Jakarta Welcomes 230 Delegates to the 8th UFI Open Seminar in Asia

March 11, 2013

The 8th UFI Open Seminar in Asia has successfully concluded with nearly 230 delegates from over 20 countries and territories in Jakarta this year.

The two-day exhibition industry event was held Feb. 28-March 1 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC)  and was hosted by the Indonesia Exhibition Companies Association (IECA).

Paul Woodward, UFI’s managing director, said, “The growth of the exhibition industry in Asia over the past decade has been remarkable and UFI is proud to continue to play a role in supporting the industry’s growth in the region. There are now 202 UFI members in Asia – which represents one third of our global membership. We look forward to continuing to support the industry’s growth in emerging markets such as Indonesia – as well as across the entire region.”

Mark Cochrane, UFI’s Asia/Pacific regional manager, added, “We are pleased to bring the UFI Open Seminar to Jakarta this year. Exhibitions in South-East Asia – and Indonesia in particular – have been performing strongly in the past several years. As a result, event organisers from around the globe are interested in getting a first-hand look at what is happening here and this seminar provides our members with the perfect platform to assess the opportunities.”

The two-day seminar featured an impressive line-up of speakers including industry veterans such as Shenyang New World Expo’s chairman, Cliff Wallace, Allworld’s Stephen Tan and Kingsmen Creatives’ executive chairman, Benedict Soh.

The seminar programme also touched on other topics including the ever-changing role of technology and its impact on the exhibition industry.

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