Digital Innovation Forum

Digital Innovation Forum 2020, Macau, Macau – ‘Experts’ Input on Digital Innovation’

After two successful editions of the UFI Digital Innovation Forum in 2018 and 2019, the UFI Digital Innovation Working Group will hold the next forum “Expert’s Input on Digital Innovation” on 4 March 2020, the day before to the UFI Asia Pacific Conference. 
You can benefit from a special rate to attend both events. 

What to expect?

During this one-day event, experts from the exhibition industry and outside industries will share experience and concepts for more digital, data-driven and customer-focused organisations.

In addition to a quality programme, this event is an ideal opportunity for delegates to build their professional network.

"The people we have from all over Europe, that's for sure, but also from Asia, from Australia, from North America even from South America. I think that this year we have the most international meeting. We have IT people, we have business people, but we also have a lot of senior management who deal with strategy on a day-to-day basis. I'm amazed at how successful the digital innovation forum is this year," says Mathias Baur, Digital Innovation Working Group Chair. Get more of his interview from the 2019 Digital Innovation Forum in Birmingham:

When and Where?

4th March 2020, 9am

The Parisian Macao, Estrada do Istmo, Lote 3, Cotai Strip, Macao SAR, P.R. China


Matthias Tesi Baur, Consulting Partner, MBB Media (United Kingdom)

Matthias Tesi Baur

Matthias Baur is ‎Founder and Senior Consultant in International Business, Exhibitions and E-commerce at MBB-Media. Baur has more than 17 years’ experience working for the world’s largest trade show and media companies including Messe Frankfurt, Reed Exhibitions, United Business Media and he has deep knowledge and connections in the global exhibition, conference and digital B2B industries. He has built B2B businesses in all major economies from France, Germany, US and the UK to Brazil and Australia.

A special focus of his business development activities has been in Asia – specifically China, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and Indonesia. He has many years of experience in launching market researched based business cases, event acquisitions, event new launches and B2B sales, marketing and growth strategies. He has been key note speaker at many conferences around the world covering topics such as social media, international business development and innovation in matrix organisations. He is also appointed Chairman of the UFI Digital Innovation Committee.

Stephan Forseilles, CTO, Artexis Easyfairs (Belgium)

Stephan Forseilles

Stephan Forseilles is acting as Head of Technology and Digital Transformation of Artexis Easyfairs. He is responsible for supervising the strategic development of the company's technology solutions and digital transformation. Forseilles was previously Operations Director EMEA, Anti-Piracy, for the Motion Picture Association of America.

He worked for Belgacom from 1996 to 2003, first as Operations Director/IT & Network Director for Belgacom Skynet, then as Belgacom's Internet Services Director. For two years Forseilles served as a Vice President of the Belgian Internet domain name registration organisation, and he is a member of UFI’s Digital Innovation Committee. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Enrico Gallorini, CEO, GRS Net (Italy)

Enrico Gallorini

Enrico Gallorini is Co-Founder of GRS Research & Strategy, a company specialized in Business Intelligence, with focus on Customer Insights and Value Proposition. After the first Degree in Economics and Foreign Trade, he got a second degree in Marketing with specialization in Communication Management at University of Venice.
He also holds a Global Executive MBA at Bocconi University in Milan, specializing in Venture Capital and Equity Fund at UCLA University of California Los Angeles (US) and Business Development in China at Fudan University - Shanghai (China). He has a Specialization in Strategic Marketing Management at Harvard Business School (USA).

Successful entrepreneur, when he was 19 he founded "Unimind", a company specialized on services for university students and at the age of 24 years he founded "Quintegia", leading company in the automotive sector for events, research and training. In 2012 he started working on Business Intelligence in GRS Research & Strategy. He holds numerous conferences and international university lecture on the topics of data science, customer insights and project management.

Wilson Tang, Vice President, Innovation, Freeman (USA)

Wilson Tang

Wilson is an experienced digital innovation leader, technologist, and storyteller who brings brand narratives to life through integrated digital experiences. A creative, tech, and media master, he loves to discover new ways to engage audiences through technology, video and film, apps, blogs, articles, and, of course, real-world experiences.

At Freeman, he leads initiatives around automation and robotics. Additionally, his teams develop new technologies like artificial intelligence, voice and chat services, second screen products, augmented and virtual reality, and much more. With an extensive history in designing, producing digital products and content, and creating experiential solutions for clients, Wilson loves to bring fun and technology together to tell great stories. 

Daniel Wan, Managing Director, Overseas Baheal Group (China)

Daniel Wan

Daniel Wan, an executive level business leader with years’ of experience in developing new business, sales and marketing with in-depth understanding of online and offline operations. Daniel currently works for one of China’s leading healthcare distributor and marketing vehicle Baheal Pharm Group, as Managing Director for oversea and online business.

Daniel is a familiar face to the event industry. He started his career with Reed Exhibitions. From a sales & marketing intern, he grew into an awarding winning business guru and managed new launches and joint ventures over years. With wealth of knowledge in B2B and B2C business models in various verticals like manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare, household and automotive, he had wide exposure across Reed Exhibitions global operations.
After almost 10 years with Reed Exhibitions, Daniel joined China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group in 2015, where he had a wide span of responsibilities covering forging strategic partnerships at Group level, leading new initiatives for various business units.

He led the joint efforts of Alibaba B2B and UBM in exploring O2O2O solution which sought after a combination of exhibition and online transaction. He also engaged with new brand titles for Alibaba’s renowned retail platform Tmall/Tmall Global.


More speakers to be anncounced soon.

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