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UFI: Euro Fair Statistics 2017, the most comprehensive overview of exhibition activity in Europe

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Report aggregates certified exhibition industry data for 24 countries; The number of exhibitions with certified statistics has grown; Research shows the result of UFI’s collaboration with 14 trade fair bodies from across Europe.

Paris - An increasing number of exhibitions and events in Europe are working with industry partners to certify the quality of their core statistics. The latest edition of the Euro Fair Statistics report, which is published annually by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, provides up-to-date, certified data on 24 countries in the European exhibition market.

Drawing on official data from 14 national trade fair bodies who guarantee the quality of the statistics they provide, UFI’s latest report compiles statistics on 2,709 exhibitions covering a total of 27.6 million sqm of registered rented space in 2017. The report shows a notable increase of 5% in terms of the total number of certified events when compared with 2016.

Kai Hattendorf, UFI Managing Director, says: “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.”

The events covered in this report involved 703,060 exhibiting companies over the course of 2017 and registered a total attendance of 75.9 million visitors. 38% of the exhibitions targeted trade visitors and 31% public visitors, while 31% were geared towards both target groups.

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).

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