Global association for the exhibitions industry UFI has released its latest annual Euro Fairs Statistics research.
The new report is packed with data from 2,673 exhibitions and from 822 organisers. These events were held on over a total of 28m sqm of net space rented.
UFI says the new research shows the exhibition industry is still experiencing intensified international business growth.
The new UFI Euro Fairs Statistics 2018 edition tracks the development in 24 countries in the European exhibition market, all based on certified data gathered by a network of 14 collaborating industry bodies from across the continent.
“UFI is delighted to show reliable key statistics that reflect the industry’s activity in the European region. The report shows that the exhibition industry in Europe is undergoing steady development. This data covers approximately 60% of the European exhibition market and includes 372 exhibitions that have earned the ‘UFI Approved Event’ designation, which is an increase of 5% from last year,” says Kai Hattendorf, UFI CEO/Managing Director.
The 2,673 events examined involved 735,508 exhibiting companies and 75.4m registered visitors.
Other figures in the 93-page report were that 38% of the exhibitions targeted trade visitors and 31% public visitors, while 31% addressed both target groups.
The Euro Fair Statistics 2018 report includes data collected by the following organisations: AEFI (Italy), AFE (Spain), ATFEO (Finland), BDO & Associates (Portugal), CENTREX (Central East Europe), CLCVECTA (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).
The complete study can be downloaded from the UFI website at www.ufi.org/research and is available free of charge.