Incoming UFI President UFI President for 2017 – 2018 term
Corrado Peraboni has been Chief Executive Officer of Fiera Milano Spa since April 2015. With a degree in Law from the University of Milan in 1989, he boasts extensive experience in the trade fair sector. He is currently Secretary of the Executive Committee and Vice-President of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, that represents more than 700 members from the trade fair sector in 83 countries worldwide. From 2001 to 2014 he served as Deputy Chairman of the European Chapter of UFI, and as Chairman from 2004 – 2008.
From 2000 to 2015, he was the Managing Director of Fondazione Fiera Milano. He was on the General Board and Executive Committee of Ente Autonomo Fiera Internazionale di Milano (1996-1999). In the Fiera Milano group he covered the role of President and CEO of Edizioni Fiera Milano Spa, owned by Fiera Milano and Elemond (1997-2000). He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rassegne Spa, a company operating in the trade fair organisation sector (1998-2000). He was on the Board of Directors of Villa Erba Spa (2001-2014). He held the office of Sole Managing Director of Quartiere Fiera Srl (2003-2012). He served on the Board of Directors of Fiera Milano International Spa, owned by Fieramilano and Reed Exhibitions (2003-2007). He was CEO of Expo CTS (2007-2009).
Peraboni’s other professional roles include, from 1997-1998, Secretary General of the IPAB - Asilo Mariuccia, a social welfare institute for minors in difficulty. From 2001 to 2002, he was Deputy Chairman of the Italian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce. From 2012 to 2015, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Arexpo Spa, the company set up by Regione Lombardia (the Lombardy Regional Authority), Comune di Milano (the Milan Municipality), Fondazione Fiera Milano, Comune di Rho (the Rho Municipality) and Provincia di Milano (the Milan Provincial Government) for the acquisition of the areas and the redevelopment and regeneration of the Expo 2015 site.
Other institutional roles covered by Peraboni include his election to the Chamber of Deputies in 1992, reconfirmed in 1994, he served on the Commission for Production Activities and on the Commission for Regional Affairs and on the Joint Committee of the Upper and Lower House to oversee the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.