UFI goes green

Thessaloniki. At its recent Governing Board meetings UFI agreed to to develop a UFI action plan on sustainable development within the exhibition industry. The reduction of energy consumption, the development of green energy and utilisation of green exhibiting materials, recycling and waste management, and a variety of environmental initiatives supporting community needs, are some of the programmes already initiated by a number of UFI members. UFI President Cliff Wallace, declared, “It is UFI’s vision to achieve a high level of membership awareness and commitment to promote social and environmental responsibility within the exhibition industry.” The UFI Board of Directors approved the creation of a new Working Group on Sustainability and appointed Michael Duck, Senior VP of CMP <st1:place w:st="on">Asia</st1:place> and member of the UFI Executive Committee, at its head.