Data now released by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, identifies the European exhibition market’s development in 21 countries. The certified data is gathered by a network of 13 collaborating fair trade bodies in 21 European countries.
“This new edition of the annual Euro Fair Statistics report is especially important as it reflects the industry’s activity before the COVID-19 crisis,” says Kai Hattendorf (pictured right), UFI managing director and CEO. “This data covers approximately 55 percent of the European exhibition market and includes 334 exhibitions that have earned the ‘UFI Approved Event’ designation.”
The events examined comprised 643,738 exhibiting companies. Statistics in the report cover 2,416 exhibitions from 803 organizers, for a total of 25.5 million m² of registered rented space, with a total attendance of 70 million registered visitors in 2019. In the report, 34 percent of the exhibitions targeted trade visitors and 29 percent targeted public visitors, while 37 percent addressed both groups.
The Euro Fair Statistics 2019 report includes data collected by the following organizations: AEFI (Italy), AFE (Spain), ATFEO (Finland), BDO & Associates (Portugal), CENTREX (Central East Europe), CLCVECTA (The Netherlands), EXPO EVENT Swiss LiveCom Association (Switzerland), FKM (Germany), FKM Austria, SFC (Sweden), UNIMEV-OJS (France), RUEF (Russia) and UCCET (Turkey).
The complete Euro Fair Statistics 2019 study can be downloaded from the UFI website at www.ufi.org/research. In line with UFI’s mission to develop the industry worldwide, the report is available free of charge. The report forms part of UFI’s globally acclaimed body of research publications that covers global, regional, and topical issues.
UFI is the global trade association of the world’s tradeshow organizers and exhibition centre operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry. UFI’s main goal is to represent, promote and support the business interests of its members and the exhibition industry. UFI directly represents more than 50,000 exhibition industry employees globally, and also works closely with its 60 national and regional association members. More than 800 member organizations in 83 countries around the world are presently signed up as members. Around 1,000 international trade fairs proudly bear the UFI approved label, a quality guarantee for visitors and exhibitors alike. UFI members continue to provide the international business community with a unique marketing media aimed at developing outstanding face-to-face business opportunities. For more info, visit www.ufi.org; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +33 (0)1 46 39 75 00.