Craig Newman elected as UFI President for 2019

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The Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) is proud to announce that Craig Newman, Chief Executive Officer, has been elected as the President of UFI for 2019.

The decision was made by the UFI Board of Directors at a board meeting during the UFI European Conference in Cologne, Germany, and will become effective at the conclusion of the 84th UFI Global Congress, which takes place in November this year.

“I am delighted to welcome Craig Newman to his new role as the incoming President of the UFI leadership team,” says Dr Andreas Gruchow, current UFI President. “He has not only been an active member of UFI, but he has been a leader in the exhibitions and events industry for over 20 years.”

In 2014, Newman was elected onto the UFI Board of Directors as well as the UFI Executive Committee. “Mr Newman has brought meaningful insight and value to the association during his time on the Executive Committee,” says Gruchow. “He has also made an incredible contribution from his position as the Vice Chair of the UFI Middle East Africa Chapter.”

As UFI President for 2019, Newman will work closely with the incumbent President, Corrado Peraboni and outgoing President, Andreas Gruchow, to make up the Presidential Trio. His duties will include managing UFI at the highest level and helping UFI to continue on its path of global development.

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