Paul Woodward provides advisory services to the B2B media and global events industries as Chairman of Paul Woodward Advisory. Prior to this, he was the managing director of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry from 2010 – 2015. He was responsible for all UFI activities and events as well as for the operations of its offices in Paris, Hong Kong and Sharjah.
Before taking up the UFI role, Paul was based in Hong Kong for 25 years. In 2000 he founded Business Strategies Group Ltd., a business intelligence and strategy consulting firm serving the business media and events industries. BSG established UFI’s Asia/Pacific office in 2004 and Paul was also UFI’s Regional Manager in Asia. Paul is now BSG’s chairman.
Originally a business journalist, Paul worked from 1985 until 2000 for the publishing and exhibitions business which now operates as Informa Markets Asia. He was a director of that business responsible for new business development and strategy across the region.
Paul Woodward Advisory
Paul Woodward Advisory is a business providing advisory services to global exhibition organisers and venues as well as acting on the advisory boards of a number of event technology start-up businesses in the US, Europe and Asia. The company is also an investor in several exhibition industry related service companies.
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