UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry is the association of trade show organisers, fairground owners, national and international associations of the exhibition industry, and its partners. As of 2013, it has more than 600 members from 85 countries.

As a privileged forum for dialogue, UFI's main goal is to represent, promote and support its members and the exhibition industry worldwide. UFI plays the role of an efficient networking platform where professionals of the exhibition industry can exchange ideas and experiences. UFI promotes trade fairs and exhibitions globally as a unique marketing and communications tool. UFI provides UFI members with valuable studies and research regarding all aspects of the exhibition industry.  UFI offers educational training opportunities and a variety of professional seminars; and UFI deals with issues of common interest for its members within the frame work of regular meetings of its regional chapters and working group.

The European Members of UFI chose to increase their regional activity and visibility by building the European Exhibition Industry Alliance together with the Major European Exhibition Centres Association EMECA.

More info about UFI: www.ufi.org