A study completed by the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) shows that five companies from Germany rank among the top ten for revenue in exhibitions.
Reed Exhibitions topped the list (€1.264bn) ahead of UBM (€979m). Messe Frankfurt were third at €669m, with Informa closed behind on €631m.
Four additional German businesses ranked 7thto 10th: Messe Dusseldorf (€370m), Koelnmesse (€360m), Deutsche Messe Hanover (€356m), and Messe Munchen (€332m).
Of the 34 exhibition companies with revenues of more than 100 mil- lion euros, eight are located in Germany and nine in the United Kingdom.
European companies in general dominate this ranking: Only four of these 34 companies are based outside Europe: Emerald Expositions (USA), Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Tokyo Big Sight and SNIEC Shanghai.
Total revenues of German companies reached 3.7 billion euros in 2017. Because of more events in 2018 and good economic conditions, AUMA anticipates sales this year of approximately 3.8 to 3.9 billion euros.