Printed on : Friday, June 11, 2021
The Hong Kong Exhibition & Conference Trade Affiliation (HKECIA,) welcomes the appointment of Mr Michael Duck as Incoming President (2022-2023) of UFI – The International Affiliation of the Exhibition Trade.
Mr Michael Duck, Government Vice President – Business Improvement, Informa Markets, and Government Vice President – Business Improvement, Group at Informa Group, has held a place on the Affiliation’s Government Committee since 1994 and he served because the HKECIA Chairman from 1998 to 2000.
Mr Duck is among the key workplace bearers of the HKECIA representing the pursuits of the Affiliation members in exhibition and conference associated industries by offering a unified voice in coping with the federal government, legislative and statutory our bodies, media and public organisations.
Ms Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre (Administration) Restricted (HML), additionally a long-serving HKECIA Government Committee member, has been elected UFI President (2021-2022) and can take up her place on the board in November this 12 months.
In UFI’s 95-year historical past that is the second time since 1931 when successive presidents have been elected from the identical metropolis, a sign of the necessary place Hong Kong continues to play within the world exhibition trade.
“Having labored intently with Monica and Michael for a few years it comes as no shock in any respect that they’d each be sought out by the worldwide trade affiliation to guide the post-pandemic restoration. I’m assured that by means of their expertise, community and information, they are going to encourage trade colleagues regionally and globally to take care of a robust community to share concepts and assist us bounce again rapidly after the pandemic.” stated Mr Stuart Bailey, Chairman of the HKECIA.
Mr Bailey continued, “For the approaching two years the main target of the exhibition trade will flip to Hong Kong and I can not consider two higher ambassadors to hold the flag for the town. Like tourism and plenty of different industries, the exhibition trade has been hit laborious by the COVID-19 pandemic. The HKECIA and UFI, with our friends throughout the globe, are working laborious to make sure that face-to-face exhibitions will come again stronger than ever mixed with new concepts that can improve deal-making and measurable enterprise outcomes for all contributors.”