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UFI elects first female president for 2019/20 term

The UFI Board of Directors has elected Mary Larkin as President of UFI for 2020, a decision made at the board meeting during the UFI European Conference in Verona (Italy).

As UFI’s incoming president, Mary Larkin will work closely with the incumbent president and outgoing president to make up the presidential trio, managing UFI at the highest level, and helping UFI continue on its path of global development.

Craig Newman (Johannesburg Expo Centre, South Africa) president 2018/19; Mary Larkin, (Diversified Communications, Portland, US) incoming president; and Peraboni (Fiera Milano, Italy) outgoing president.

This decision becomes effective at the conclusion of the 85th UFI Global Congress, which runs from October 31 to November 3, 2018 in St. Petersburg.

UFI’s recent presidents were from Germany (Andreas Gruchow 2016/17), Russia (Sergey Alexeev 2015/16), Colombia (Andrés López-Valderrama 2014/15), France (Renaud Hamaide, 2013/14), and China (Xianjin Chen, 2012/13).

Photo: (From left) The UFI Presidential Trio 2018/2019: Craig Newman, (Johannesburg Expo Centre, South Africa) president 2018/19 Mary Larkin (Diversified Communications, Portland, US, incoming president; and Peraboni (Fiera Minalno, Italy), outging president.