Welcome  Europe’s leading role and success has always been intertwined with its unique position as a marketplace for businesses, ideas and people to come together. The trust gained through face-to-face meetings is equally instilled within European culture and values. 

The European exhibition industry champions this spirit of connectivity which enables Europe to act as a global center of trade and innovation. In an increasingly globalised economy, Europe needs to retain its competitive edge. Thanks to a strong culture of entrepreneurship focused on risk-taking and innovation, and within the right economic and political environment, Europe will succeed. 

We, the European exhibitions industry, offer a platform for European businesses, especially SMEs, to innovate, invest and expand both in Europe and on the international stage. We facilitate high level B2B and B2C interactions where people can see, feel and touch new products to solve the challenges of tomorrow. We also enable policymakers to meet with industry leaders, to experience their innovations and to debate their needs.  

We aspire to continue contributing to a sustainable world and regional development by generating social and economic benefits, such as jobs and growth in a variety of sectors. We will do our utmost to help Europe increase its competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit to thrive as a global leader.

LATEST NEWS

NEWS

TOURISM MANIFESTO - Position on the European Commission’s Proposals for Council Recommendations on Intra-EU and International Travel

EEIA is part of the TOURISM MANIFESTO and strongly endorses this Position Paper.   70 travel and tourism organisations express their support to any effort – based on scientific evidence – to keep protecting and ensuring the freedom of movement and avoid a patchwork of diverging national measures within the EU/EEA as well as internationally. In light of the evolving… read more
POLICY

POSITION PAPER - URGENT CALL FOR A COORDINATED APPROACH TO BUSINESS RELATED TRAVEL

The European Exhibition Industry Alliance publishes a Position Paper on the coordination of safe travel, EU Digital COVID Certificates and the ability of smooth business travel to protect the safe functioning of the economy and its exhibition platforms for R&D, innovation and trade. Download: EEIA Position Paper - Urgent call for coordinated approach to business… read more
NEWS

EMECA GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN PERSON WITH ERIC PHILIPPART

EMECA General Assembly celebrated in person at Jaarbeurs Utrecht EMECA Members restart strong, with packed Q3-Q4 calendars, while overseas exhibitors’ and visitors’ attendance still low Call for facilitating international travel for WHO vaccinated attendees of trade fairs Jaarbeurs Utrecht hosted this autumn’s EMECA General Assembly, the first in-person meeting since the… read more

WHO WE ARE

The European Exhibition Industry Alliance is a cooperation between the European Members of UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and the European Major Exhibition Centres Association EMECA.

It represents around 300 exhibition organisers, venue operators and providers of related services in Europe. Its aim is to represent the common interests of the European exhibition industry towards the European Union Institutions and other relevant stakeholders in Brussels and to promote the role and impact of exhibitions and business events in Europe.

Find more information here or visit:  www.ufi.org | www.emeca.eu