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The Global Exhibition Barometer

The following report presents the results of the last “Global Exhibition Barometer” surveys.

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January 2016

Euro Fairs Statistics 2014

The 2014 edition contains the certified statistics of 2 321 exhibitions from 23 countries.

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The Trade Fair Industry in Asia - 11th Edition

The 2015's UFI Report researched and compiled by Business Strategies Group
First comprehensive study of Asia's trade fair industry

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** Free 4-page executive summary available
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Central Eastern European Exhibition Statistics 2014 (CENTREX)
UFI Member research

Audited statistics of exhibitions organized in 2014 by the Members of CENTREX (Central Eastern Europe)and PCEI (Poland).

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RUEF Statistical Survey "Audited Trade Shows 2013"

RUEF Statistical Survey "Audited Trade Shows 2013" comprises data on 164 exhibitions and fairs held by 39 companies in 16 cities of Russia and Moldova. These events covered 1144 thousand sq.m. of net space, attracted 59798 exhibitors (among them 40846 domestic and 18952 foreign) and above 2 mln visitors.

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RUEF Exhibition Centres

"RUEF Exhibition Centres" contains information on 29 exhibition and convention venues – members of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs from 22 cities of Russia, Ukraine and Moldova, with total hall space of over 600,000 sq. m. This publication provides information which may be useful and interesting to anybody involved in exhibition and congress activity: data on the state of venues, their infrastructure and equipment, information on activities and services provided, and also photographs. What makes “RUEF Exhibition Centres” unique is that it is the only publication containing systemized information of this kind. You can as well find socio-economic and travel characteristics of regions where venues are situated and statistical figures of exhibition activity in each city.

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The GES Trend Trackers 2014
UFI Member research

Welcome to the third-annual Trend Tracker, produced by Global Experience Specialists (GES), once again providing you with a rapid-release checklist of trends.

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The Global Exhibition Industry statistics 2014

Results of the UFI Research program, designed to provide reliable data on the global exhibition market, at both venue and organizer levels.

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UFI Education Survey
”Core competencies in a competitive environment”

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The Exhibition Industry
in the Middle East & Africa 2011-2012

A UFI Report researched and compiled by the UFI Middle East & Africa Regional office.

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The Global Exhibition Industry statistics 2012

Results of the UFI Research program, designed to provide reliable data on the global exhibition market, at both venue and organizer levels.

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The World Map of Exhibitions Venues 2011

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The Delphi Study 2011

The International Exhibition Industry and its Future Long Term Effects of the Global Economic Crisis on the Exhibition Industry.

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UFI Survey on Matchmaking 2012

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UFI Insights

UFI has consolidated the results of three of its recent focus meetings and combined this with the presentations of entrants in UFI award competitions to create a series of UFI Insight documents.

The aim of these reports is to provide UFI members with “insight” into challenges currently facing the exhibition industry in the areas of Travel and Accommodation, Logistics during Build-Up and Dismantling and Sustainable Development.

These UFI Insights aim to provide readers with relevant information on different facets of the exhibition industry. The reports do not reflect an official UFI position, nor should they be read as reflecting UFI guidelines. They are intended to provide the reader with information on some of the practices current in the exhibition industry today.

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CEIR Examines Effect of Today's Economy on Exhibitions
UFI Member research

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) recently released RCSR 21.09 The Effect of Economic Recessions on Exhibitions, which includes research that offers insight into participation at exhibitions in the United States during challenging economic times.

Last year, the US National Bureau of Economic Research published news that the United States is in a state of economic recession which may have commenced as early as December of 2007. With the US unemployment rate at its highest in 16 years and economists unable to predict when the country will see positive growth again, exhibiting companies must be able to justify exhibition participation and be assured of a strong ROI from exhibiting - more so than ever before.

In the 1980s, CEIR published two reports titled How Should Exhibitors React to a Recession? and The Effect of Economic Recessions on Trade Shows. These two reports have been revisited and supplemented to include data from each year for 1968 to 2007. These new reports indicate that even though attendance and exhibit space may decrease in recessionary periods, key buyers continue to attend each year and the percentage of attendees that actually have plans to purchase remains high.

The Effect of Economic Recessions on Exhibitions is available for free to CEIR members and for purchase by CEIR non-members at $48 USD. For more information please go to

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