Exhibitor and visitor figures for 2,709 exhibitions in Europe are contained in the brochure entitled “Euro Fair Statistics 2017” now published by UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. The brochure presents data provided by 14 organisations operating in 24 countries, including Germany’s FKM – Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics. With these statistics the countries involved aim to facilitate the planning of exhibitions and evaluation of exhibition success, in particular for companies operating Europe-wide.
In total, the exhibitions reported 703,060 exhibitors, 75.9 million visitors and 27.6 million square meters of stand space. Of the registered exhibitions, 38% were fairs for trade visitors, 31% events for consumers only and 31% were fairs for trade visitors and the general public. UFI estimates that the events in this report represent about 60% of the European exhibition market.
The exhibitions covered took place in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxemburg, Moldavia, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey and Ukraine.
In each case, public accountants or industry organisations ensured the relevant rules were observed. The FKM – Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics is responsible for the auditing system and the body of rules in Germany and for auditing a number of exhibitions in Italy.
The brochure entitled “Euro Fair Statistics 2017” can be downloaded here.