TORONTO — The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, Union des Foires Internationale (UFI), has announced that Dianne Young, CEO of Exhibition Place, Toronto has been unanimously elected as a member of the UFI Executive Committee, it was announced July 5. This committee is responsible for developing the general policy positions of UFI.
Young previously sat on the UFI Social Corporate Responsibilities Committee and continues to chair of the Sustainable Development Committee. In 2014, she was the first Canadian member to be elected to the UFI Board of Directors. Now, as member of UFI’s executive committee, she will continue to pursue her commitment to the exhibition industry and to environmental sustainability.
Young has demonstrated a personal and professional commitment to environmental responsibility in her position as CEO of Exhibition Place, Toronto. Since 2004, Exhibition Place has undertaken an environmental stewardship initiative, entitled GREENSmart, which includes the promotion of sustainable development, environmental initiatives and leading-edge green technologies and practices across the 192-acre site.
Exhibition Place is hosting the UFI member Messe Frankfurt Inc. (USA) trade show, Waste & Recycling Expo, Oct. 24 to 26, 2018, co-located with the Ontario Waste Management Association’s conference, whose mandate is to support and promote the waste and resource management industry.
Exhibition Place is Canada’s largest entertainment and convention venue, attracting over 5.5 million visitors a year. The 192-acre site is an integral component of Toronto and Ontario’s economy, particularly with respect to conventions, sport, festivals, recreation, culture and tourism. Exhibition Place features the LEED Gold Enercare Centre, Canada’s largest exhibition and convention centre, and the Allstream Centre LEED Silver conference venue. Exhibition Place was represented as CIBC Pan Am Park during the 2015 Pan American Games, the world’s third largest multi-sport Games, and Enercare Centre recently hosted the 2016 NBA All Star Game Jam Session fan fest.
Since 2004, Exhibition Place has undertaken an environmental stewardship initiative, entitled GREENSmart; which includes the promotion of sustainable development, environmental initiatives and green technologies and practices across the site.