Global association for the exhibition industry UFI has announced the postponement of its Latin American Conference, originally scheduled for 20-21 April, citing the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The association said it expected to announce new dates soon.
The co-located events Expo Eventos by AOCA and the AFIDA Congress are also postponed.
“Our thoughts go out to everyone involved in the exhibition industry across the region at this difficult time - the crisis is not just affecting our businesses, but also our lives. However, we are strong and will get through this together. Thanks to our hosts for their continued kind co-operation; we are looking at new dates together and will keep everyone informed in the days to come,” said Ana Maria Arango, UFI Regional Manager for Latin America.
“UFI remains fully committed to supporting the industry in the weeks and months ahead. As Covid-19 continues to pose new challenges, we are adapting our focus, to identify how we can help share best practices in these exceptional circumstances, and how we as an industry can actively lobby our respective policymakers for appropriate support,” said UFI CEO Kai Hattendorf, who added: “There are examples of countries who are leading the way in this regard, with positive news from Denmark, Germany and Hong Kong, as well as coordinated efforts to petition the respective governments of the USA and UK.
“UFI is working closely with AOCA and AFIDA on identifying new dates for the UFI Latin American Conference, Expos Eventos and the AFIDA Congress at the Buenos Aires Convention Centre (CEC). We are very much looking forward to meeting with our colleagues from across Latin America and around the world in Buenos Aires as soon as possible.
“UFI is continuing to work hard to support the exhibition industry to make it through this difficult time.”