UFI released annual Euro Fair Statistics report for 2017

UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has released the 2017 edition of its annual Euro Fair Statistics report. The report provides up-to-date, certified data on 24 countries in the European exhibition market. It draws on official data from 14 national trade fair bodies, and comprises 2,709 exhibitions over 27.6 million sqm of registered rented space.

The report shows a notable increase of 5% in the total number of certified events when compared with 2016. Events covered in the report involved 703,060 exhibiting companies and registered a total attendance of 75.9 million visitors.

Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director, commented: “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.”

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).

The breakdown of  2 709 exhibitions from 24 countries: Austria – 19 exhibitions, Belgium – 81 e, exhibitions, Bulgaria – 5 exhibitions, Switzerland – 132 exhibitions, Czech Republic,  – 28 exhibitions, Germany – 185 exhibitions, Spain – 381 exhibitions, France – 614 exhibitions, Croatia – 5 exhibitions, Hungary – 15 exhibitions, Italy – 181 exhibitions, Luxembourg – 5 exhibitions, Monaco – 1 exhibitions, Moldavia –  2 exhibitions, The Netherlands – 102 exhibitions, Portugal – 29 exhibitions, Poland – 192 exhibitions, Romania – 12 exhibitions, Russia – 139 exhibitions, Sweden – 23 exhibitions, Finland, – 59 exhibitions, Slovenia – 1 exhibitions, Turkey – 476 exhibitions, Ukraine – 22 exhibitions.

38% of the exhibitions were addressed to trade visitors, 31% to public visitors and 31% to both target groups.

UFI estimates that the audited events present in this report represents, in 2017, around 60% of the European exhibition market in terms of net space rented.

Key industry sectors

 

The breakdown of all the events by industry sector:

– Leisure, Hobby, Entertainment – 15% of space covered by the Report; 4 013 811 sq.m.;  549 exhibitions;

– Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery –  10% of space; 2 759 112 sq.m., 208 exhibitions;

– Engineering, Industrial, Manufacturing, Machines, Instruments, Hardware – 8%; 2 092 531 sq.m.; 163 exhibitions;

– Construction, Infrastructure – 7% of space; 1 973 980 sq.m., 182 exhibitions;

– Food and Beverage, Hospitality – 7% of space; 1 962 229 sq.m., 225 exhibitions;

– General – 7% of space; 1 876 251 sq.m.; 144 exhibitions;

– Furniture, Interior design – 6% of space; 1 604 133 sq.m., 113 exhibitions;

– Automobiles, Motorcycles – 5% of space; 1 451 654 sq.m., 88 exhibitions;

– Textiles, Apparel, Fashion – 5% of space; 1 421 594 sq.m., 154 exhibitions;

– Premium, Household, Gifts, Toys – 5% of space; 1 280 367 sq.m., 136 exhibitions;

– Transport, Logistics, Maritime – 4% of space; 1 018 702 sq.m., 78 exhibitions;

– Health, Medical Equipment – 3% of space;  963 533 sq.m., 118 exhibitions;

– Business Services, retail – 3% of space; 884 053 sq.m., 155 exhibitions;

– IT and Telecommunications – 2% of space;  799 371 sq.m., 89

– Jewelry, Watch & Accessories – 2% of space;  451 893 sq.m. 50

– Security, Fire Safety, Defense – 1% of space; 380 878 sq.m., 41

– Travel – 1% of space; 331 826 sq.m., 37

– Education – 1% of space; 320 398 sq.m.; 105

– Beauty, Cosmetics – 1,1% of space; 310 244 sq.m., 49

– Energy, Oil, Gas – 1,1% of space; 308 268 sq.m., 45

– Electronics, Components – 1,1% of space; 296 954 sq.m., 27

– Environmental Protection – less than 1% of space; 249 631 sq.m., 59

– Chemistry – less than 1% of space; 242 026 sq.m., 38

– Aviation, Aerospace – less than 1% of space; 183 584 sq.m., 6 exhibitions

– Real Estate – less than 1% of space; 171 201 sq.m., 47 exhibitions,

– Printing , Packaging – less than 1% of space; 122 173 sq.m., 19 exhibitions,

– Optics – less than 1% of space; 114 835 sq.m., 4 exhibitions.

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry is happy to present the tenth UFI edition of Euro Fair Statistics report. The goal is continuously to develop the geographical scope of this project and an important step was taken four years ago with the inclusion of certified data, in addition to audited data.

Due to the different levels of development and global diversity methods may vary slightly from country to country but all the national bodies who have taken part in this study guarantee the quality of the statistics they have provided.

UFI strongly believes that auditing should, wherever possible, be done in a consistent manner to make figures comparable and audited events are identified as such in this report with the name of the auditor.

UFI continues to play an important role in developing a basic minimum standard for the industry including the publication and implementation of “UFI’s Auditing Rules for UFI Approved Events”. The latter are identified in the report.

Source: www.ufi.org ; October, 2018.