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UFI presidential succession takes place at General Assembly in Seoul

At its annual General Assembly held mid-November in Seoul, the global association of the exhibition industry, UFI, welcomed its new presidential trio into its international community.

Renaud Hamaide_UFI The UFI presidential term of one year builds on a three-year UFI presidential cycle: one year as incoming-president, one year as incumbent president and one year as immediate past-president.

For the 2013-2014 session, Renaud Hamaide succeeds UFI’s first Chinese president Chen Xianjin as president. Chen will continue to provide support as UFI’s immediate past-president.

“It is an honor for me to accept this position at the head of the global exhibition community. I’m looking forward to the coming year and to the great job before me!” said Hamaide.

In June, UFI’s board of directors selected Andrés López Valderrama as incoming UFI president for 2013-2014. As executive vice presidents during the coming 2013-2014 term, Valderrama and Chen will provide continuity and support to Hamaide. Valderrama’s position will automatically evolve at the 81st UFI Congress when he will assume his mandate as UFI president.

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