UFI Names Kimberly Carcone as Vice Chair of Newly Launched North American Chapter

November 3, 2023 | UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, appointed Kimberly Carcone, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association™, as vice chair of the newly created North American chapter of the organization.

Carcone will work alongside Chair Laura Purdy, general manager of Exhibition Place Toronto, Vice Chair Pepe Navarro, director general for Tarsus/Informa, and North American Regional Director Martha Donato, president MAD Event Management, to lead the new chapter, according to Trade Show News Network.

“The Toy Association believes in the power of collaboration and the strength that comes from embracing the global community and its business acumen, and I look forward to embracing those ideals as we launch the UFI North American chapter,” Carcone said.

UFI membership voted to launch the North American chapter during its annual General Assembly, which is taking place from November 1 to 4 in Las Vegas. The dedicated chapter for the region reflects the growing number of member companies based in North America and to better serve the growing membership there.

UFI is a global association that serves as a leading representative for trade show organizers, exhibition center operators, national/international exhibition associations, and industry partners. With a mission to promote and support the interests of its members and the exhibition sector, UFI boasts 832 member organizations in 86 countries, directly representing around 50,000 industry employees and collaborating with 67 national and regional associations.