Our aim: To create confidence through transparency

Organisers commit to voluntary certification

FKM is the objective authority for the certification and publication of exhibition data in Germany. Every year, altogether 45 organisers have around 200 exhibitions certified by FKM.

We certify exhibition data

Since 1965 we have collated exhibitor, stand-space and visitor statistics along with visitor structures. We guarantee high data quality because we lay down uniform and clear definitions and have the current exhibition results verified using the expertise of a renowned auditor. We make exhibitions transparent and provide you with the data ready to use – correct, consistent and clear.

You plan exhibitions

Comparability, reliability and free availability of exhibition data – as an exhibitor and a visitor this is what you need if you want to plan with certainty. With FKM data you can undertake your exhibition planning on a rational basis. In advance of the event you can check whether your target groups are represented. And you can measure the success of your participation at the exhibition against the visitor structure as a whole.

We publish exhibition data

The figures obtained from about 200 events per year are rapidly published on our website free of charge as provisional results: after the audits have been concluded, we bring all of them together in the FKM Annual Report and make it available for download here on the website.  In addition, every year we publish the brochure Euro Fair Statistics together with other European audit organisations. This contains data from around 2,200 exhibitions in 22 countries and is published by UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

You get support

For exhibitors and visitors, for advisers, for planners, for stand builders and for organisers, we offer express access to the data you want via the exhibition quick search on our website. Anyone who needs any explanations about our data offering can also just telephone us. And those who want to know more about exhibition planning and the verification of the results will benefit from the fact that FKM is managed by  AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry. As the umbrella organisation for the German exhibition industry, it offers further information on the national and international exhibition sectors, on exhibitors’ preparations for exhibitions, on subsidy programmes, on exhibitions overseas and on many other subjects.
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AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, is the umbrella organisation for the German exhibition industry. It represents all partners on the German exhibition market – exhibitors, visitors, organisers and service-providing companies, and is the central information provider for the sector. It has also been responsible for managing FKM for the last 30 years or so.

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FKM is a member of UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. This association brings together organisers of international exhibitions and owners of exhibition sites, the most important exhibition associations and selected partners from the exhibition industry.