UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has released the 2017 edition of its annual Euro Fair Statistics report.
The report provides up-to-date, certified data on 24 countries in the European exhibition market. It draws on official data from 14 national trade fair bodies, and comprises 2,709 exhibitions over 27.6 million sqm of registered rented space.
The report shows a notable increase of 5% in the total number of certified events when compared with 2016. Events covered in the report involved 703,060 exhibiting companies and registered a total attendance of 75.9 million visitors.
Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director, commented: “We are pleased to provide this wealth of data compiled from 14 bodies who manage a rigorous certification process. This data represents the majority of the European exhibition market and includes 355 exhibitions that have earned UFI’s sought-after ‘UFI Approved Event’ designation.”
Euro Fair Statistics represents a vital source of reliable, neutral data that is used by industry players as a solid basis to identify trends, both on regional and global levels. The complete Euro Fair Statistics 2017 study, and other UFI studies, can be downloaded from the UFI website at www.ufi.org/research. In line with UFI’s mission to provide vital data to the whole industry, the report is available free of charge.
The Euro Fair Statistics 2017 report includes data collected by the following organisations:
AEFI (Italy), AFE (Spain), ATFEO (Finland), BDO & Associates (Portugal), CENTREX (Central East Europe), CLC-VECTA (The Netherlands), EXPO EVENT Swiss LiveCom Association (Switzerland), FEBELUX (Belgium & Luxemburg), FKM (Germany), FKM Austria, SFC (Sweden), UNIMEV-OJS (France), RUEF (Russia) and UCCET (Turkey).