UFI appoints Geoff Dickinson as new president

(L-R) Hugh Jones, Geoff Dickinson and Michael Duck.

Geoff Dickinson, CEO off dmg events, has been appointed the new president of global exhibition association UFI.

He is joined in UFI’s new presidential leadership trio by Hugh Jones (CEO at RX Global) as incoming president, and Michael Duck (EVP Commercial Development at Informa Markets) as outgoing president.

Dickinson has a long career in events beginning with the launch of publisher emap’s exhibition business.

He moved on to be part of the leadership team that launched Haymarket Exhibitions and BBC Haymarket Exhibitions creating a series of large-scale consumer exhibitions.

He also spent over a decade as an entrepreneur in Dubai launching two successful exhibitions businesses before returning to the corporate world by joining dmg events, for which he currently acts as the global CEO.

dmg events has offices in 10 cities and operates in 28 countries.

Dickinson will take on the role of UFI President for 2024.