Operation & Services Committee 

Open to all UFI members, each Focus Meeting is dedicated to a specific topic in relation with an exhibition industry issue. Chaired by each respective committee chairman, these one-day meetings are composed of speakers' presentations, as well as round-table discussions and debates between the participants and the lecturers.

The presentations displayed during the past Focus Meetings can be downloaded from the Members' Area (section reserved for UFI members only).

Below is a list of the past Focus Meetings:

"How to provide an excellent attendee experience on site"
Poznan, 10 April 2014
7 presentations displayed by:

  • Answers Training International Ltd. (United Kingdom)
  • Uniplan GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • insglück – Gesellschaft für Markeninszenierung mbH (Germany)
  • Unibail (France)
  • Fira de Barcelona (Spain)
  • Freeman (USA)
  • UBM plc (United Kingdom)

"Success factors for operational excellence"
Shanghai, 18 April 2013
7 presentations displayed by:

  • Koelnmesse Ausstellungen GmbH (Germany)
  • Shanghai East Best International (Group) Co., Ltd. CIIF Branch (China)
  • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (China)
  • UBM Asia Ltd - Regional Head Office (China)
  • Messe Düsseldorf GmbH (Germany)
  • Freeman (USA)
  • Fira de Barcelona (Spain)

"Service Quality Management in Exhibition Operations"
Utrecht, 26 April 2012
8 presentations displayed by:

  • VIPARIS (France)
  • TÜV SÜD Management GmbH (Germany)
  • VNU Exhibitions Europe (The Netherlands)
  • Orange Wings Georgia Ltd. (Georgia)
  • Turkish Airlines Inc. (Turkey)
  • Fira Barcelona (Spain)
  • Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH (Germany)
  • Messe München International (Germany)

"Smart use of IT solutions to improve your operations"
Kiev, 5 April 2011
7 presentations displayed by:

  • Barkawi Management Consultants GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • PAL Robotics, S.L. (Spain)
  • IFEMA (Spain)
  • Slavutich (Ukraine)
  • BF Servizi s.r.l. – BolognaFiere Group (Italy)
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre (South Africa)
  • Freeman (USA)

"Cost Efficient Operations - How to focus on what really counts?"
Paris, 29 April 2010
6 presentations displayed by:

  • MEPLAN (Germany)
  • Deloitte (Spain)
  • VIPARIS (France)
  • Messe München International (Germany)
  • Direct Energy Center (Canada)
  • Fira Barcelona (Spain)

"Logistics During Build Up and Dismantling"
Munich, Germany, 29 April 2009
4 presentations displayed by:

  • BMW, Puchner + Schum (Germany)
  • Fisa SA (Belgium)
  • Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG - KN Expo Service (Germany)
  • CEVA Showfreight (UK)

"Travel & Accomodation"
Cologne, Germany, Wednesday 1 October 2008

6 presentations displayed by:

  • Booz & Co., Frankfurt/Main (Germany)
  • Die PR Berater - Marketing Crossgates, Cologne (Germany)
  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Nice, (France)
  • Messe Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf (Germany)
  • Amsterdam Rai, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt (Germany)

"Traffic & Accessibility during exhibitions"
Lisbon, 13 April 2007

6 presentations displayed by:

  • Mollerup Designlab A/S, Frederiksberg, (Denmark)
  • Fira de Barcelona, (Spain)
  • ANEPE - Portuguese Association of Parking, (Lisbon)
  • Keith Bright Consultants Ltd, Berkshire, (UK)
  • 2006 FIFA World Cup, (Germany)
  • BITEC, (Bangkok)

"Catering During Exhibitions"
Lyon, 7 April 2006
7 presentations displayed by:

  • Institut Paul Bocuse, (France)
  • Jaarbeurs Catering Services, (Netherlands)
  • IFEMA, (Spain)
  • EXPO XXI - Int. Exhibition & Congress Centres, (UK)
  • Reed Expositions France, (France)
  • Käfer Service GmbH, (Germany)
  • Horeto, (France)

"Different Approaches for Delivering Exhibitor Services and Adding Value for Everyone"
Madrid, 15 April 2005

6 presentations displayed by:

  • Ifema Madrid (Spain)
  • ExCeL - London International Exhibition Centre (Great Britain)
  • Trade Fairs Brno (Czech Republic)
  • Messe München GmbH & Meplan (Germany)
  • easyFairs (Belgium)
  • GL events (France)

"New Trends in Design and Facilities for Exhibition Centres"
Vienna, 29 April 2004
7 presentations displayed by:

  • Artexis (Belgium)
  • IFES, International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services
  • Architect Volkwin Marg - von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (Germany)
  • Architect Wolfgang Möckl - Messe München GmbH (Germany)
  • Architect Ralf Bock - Fiera Milano (Italy)
  • Architect Christoph Lechner - Peichl & Partner ZT GmbH (Austria)
  • Visit of the New Vienna Exhibition Centre


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