UFI in Poznan, on April 8-10, promises hands-on information for operations, services and ICT specialists

UFI Focus Meetings are designed by experts for experts – so if you are looking to update your knowledge and information in specific exhibition related aread, these are the meetings you should attend. UFI ICT and Operations Services Committees are currently preparing two exciting Focus meetings to be held in Poznan, Poland on April 9 and 10. The UFI ICT Focus Meeting will look at how you can “Prepare your IT for the future”. The participants will take a look at the big picture trends first and then hone in on best practices and hands-on case studies. A group workshop will examine organizational transformation vs organizational change. If that’s an issue you’ve been doing some headscratching over, be sure to join us on April 9. How to provide an excellent attendee experience on site? This is the core question to be addressed at the UFI Operations Services Focus Meeting on 10 April. The meeting will be moderated by the Chair of the UFI Operations Services Committee, Andreas Winckler, who is himself an expert on this topic. “We in the industry recognize that we must continuously improve the ‘quality of stay’ for our attendees,” explains Winckler. “It is important to develop new solutions and clever alternatives. Sometimes small things can significantly improve the attendee experience. For this reason we will present relevant best practice examples during this one-day meeting in Poland.” This year´s UFI Operations Services Award is dedicated to the same topic. “We have received a record number of entries from around the world,” reports Rowena Arzt, UFI Director of Business Development. “This was an additional indicator for us of how important the topic really is for our industry.” Participants of the Focus Meeting on 10 April can look forward to a thrilling award competition as part of the Focus Meeting programme and gain insight into best practices from both inside and outside the industry and from related businesses including retailing (Unibail), and events (Uniplan and insglück). These meetings will provide networking opportunities on the evening before and exciting content at the meetings themselves. Take a look at the programmes for each Focus Meeting which is included at the end of this UFI Info. For the complete programme and online registration, please go to www.ufi.org/poznan2014 . And if the content of these meetings is more attuned to one of your colleagues, please pass the word on to them too. Source: www.ufi.org