Kai Hattendorf

Managing Director / CEO, UFI

Kai Hattendorf is Managing Director / CEO of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. As such, he is responsible for UFI activities and events globally, as well as the operation of its offices  and presences in Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai, and Bogota.

Currently, Kai also serves as Honorary President of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC), a global Council of international and global associations serving the Business Events Industry.

Prior to his current role, Kai worked in the exhibition industry for numerous years in senior management positions at Messe Frankfurt’s global headquarters, and served in leadership positions in marketing/strategic communications as well as in strategy and product development in the ITC and Media Industry.

A journalist by education, Kai has worked for international broadcasters like Germany’s WDR, Euronews in France, the BBC and the Voice of America.

“As a former journalist, I know that you have to present your facts and arguments in an attractive, clear, and understandable way. The Iceberg does just that – showcasing the complete contributions of the business events industry globally.”