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

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THE EUIPO SIGNS COLLABORATION AGREEMENTS WITH EMECA AND UFI

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently signed collaboration agreements with EMECA, the European Major Exhibition Centres Association and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.  With these agreements, the EUIPO consolidates its connection with exhibition venues and event organisers across the entire value chain, reaching out to… read more
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GLOBAL EXHIBITIONS DAY 2022

The 2022 Global Exhibitions Day highlights the irreplaceable value of physical exhibitions and face-to-face business events in creating platforms for economic growth, recovery and the digital and green transition, as well as being the perfect occasion to network and meet new people. Meeting in person creates trust, the basis for co-operations and business deals.… read more
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TOURISM MANIFESTO - TOWARDS FREE MOVEMENT OF TRAVELLERS WITHIN AND INTO EUROPE

Resilience of the EUDCC System is Critical for EU Tourism Crisis Preparedness The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the travel and tourism sector in Europe, welcomes the ongoing progress of the revision of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) Regulation.  While we strongly support countries in their efforts to progressively remove restrictions in 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