Date: 1 – 2 March 2018
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
UFI’s annual Asia-Pacific Conference (formerly the UFI Open Seminar in Asia) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in March 2018. Over the past 13 editions, this conference has been the most important gathering of Asian exhibition industry leaders. This fast-paced, two day event is geared towards providing industry updates and insights from across the region, combined with quality networking and unique cultural experiences.
Asian exhibitions have enjoyed well over a decade of uninterrupted, robust growth. However, the times are changing and that steady, reliable stream of growth is bound to end. Organisers, venues and service providers need to anticipate that change. How should we cope with a low-growth environment that could carry on for years? That is the focus of this year’s UFI Asia Pacific Conference. We will explore, debate and discuss alternative sources of revenues and new approaches to growth in the years ahead. We invite you to join us in Kuala Lumpur at the 13th edition of the UFI Asia Pacific Conference as we look at our changing industry from a different angle.
Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group & Philanthropist
Jack Ma is Alibaba Group’s lead founder and since May 2013, has served as the Group’s Executive Chairman. From the Group’s founding in 1999 until May 2013, Jack served as the Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He is also the founder of the Zhejiang-based Jack Ma Foundation.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is arguably the fastest man in the world, winning three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in record times.
Sir Richard Branson
Founder of Virgin Group & Philanthropist
Sir Richard Branson is Founder of the Virgin Group. Virgin is a leading international investment group and one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors including mobile telephony, travel & transportation, financial services, leisure & entertainment and health & wellness. Virgin has created more than 400 branded companies worldwide and employs more than 60,000 people, operating in over 50 countries.
Entrepreneur, Author & Philanthropist
Chris Gardner is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and single parent whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organisations.