Berislav Čižmek, Founder & CEO of CBBS, management consulting/brokerage/EU lobbying company focused on trade fair consulting, brokerage and lobbying activities. He is a long term member of UFI (The Global Association of Trade Fair Industry) and accredited lobbyist at European Parliament, with more than 25 years of experience in the international trade fair and MICE industry, as organizer, venue owner and consultant/broker.
Trade Fair/MICE/Event Industry experience/references:
- Till 2007 Member of the Board/top management of the Zagreb Fair (one of the leading Central/Eastern European trade fair companies in 80’ and 90’, venue owner and organizer of international trade fairs).
- Organizer of 500 international trade fairs and EXPO/Lisbon 98 (1st participation of Croatia in EXPO events), in the period from 2001 – 2006 Chairman of the Marketing Committee at UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry).
- From 2007 – 2021 EU lobbyist, consultant/broker in the international trade fair/MICE industry. Excellent relations with the leading international trade fair companies, focused on strategic partnerships/M&A, JV projects and international developments. Member of UFI Industry Partners Working Group (since 2018) and Founding Member of Exhibitions Think Tank Club (since 2020).