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UFI releases its major annual Euro Fair Statistics survey

Global association of the exhibition industry, UFI has released the latest, 11th edition of its annual comprehensive research study, Euro Fair Statistics. The research includes data from 13 tradefair bodies in 21 European countries and covers 2,416 exhibitions from 803 organisers, totalling 25.5m sqm. of net space rented in 2019.

“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. This data covers approximately 55% of the European exhibition market and includes 334 exhibitions that have earned the ‘UFI Approved Event’ designation,” says Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director and CEO.

The events examined in the research comprised 643,738 exhibiting companies and involved exhibitions with 70m registered visitors.

Over a third (34%) of the exhibitions surveyed targeted trade visitors and 29% targeted public visitors, while 37% addressed both groups.

The Euro Fair Statistics 2019 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), FKM (Germany), FKM Austria, SFC (Sweden), UNIMEV-OJS (France), RUEF (Russia) and UCCET (Turkey).

UFI notes that, due to the different levels of development and global diversity, methods may vary slightly from country to country, but all the national bodies which took part in the study guarantee the quality of their statistics.

The complete Euro Fair Statistics 2019 91-page study can be downloaded free from the UFI website at: www.ufi.org/research