Michael Duck, Executive Vice President- Commercial Development, Informa Markets and Informa Group, is the President-Elect for UFI, the global association for the exhibitions industry for 2022-2023. Duck was elected as President during the recently concluded Board of Directors meeting of UFI.
The decision will become effective at the conclusion of the 88th UFI Global Congress, which is scheduled to be held from 3-6 November 2021, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Duck has been active in UFI for 25 years, serving in various functions within the association. More than 20 years ago, he was the founding chairperson of UFI’s Asia-Pacific Chapter, and, following that, was the founding chairperson of the Sustainability Committee. He has also spent many years as the association’s treasurer, a position he will cede to assume his new leadership role.
Commenting on the election, Duck says: “I am delighted and honoured to have been chosen by the UFI Board of Directors as Incoming President for 2022-23. There hasn’t been a more challenging time for our industry, as we work together to revitalise and restart post-COVID-19. UFI has worked tirelessly to support the trade fair industry across the globe, and to support our members – both large and small. Informa Markets has given me their full support to take on this important role.”
As UFI’s Incoming President, Michael Duck will work closely with the President and Outgoing President as part of the Presidential Trio, managing UFI at the highest level, and helping UFI to continue its global mission to connect, support and promote the exhibition industry around the world.
Duck has been active in UFI since last 25 years, serving in various functions within the association. Over 20 years ago, he was the founding Chairperson of UFI’s Asia-Pacific Chapter, and, following that, was the founding Chairperson of the Sustainability Committee. Duck also spent many years as the association’s Treasurer, a mandate he will now pass on.