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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EU TOURISM: RESILIENCE IN THE CLIMATE CRISIS ERA

Travel and tourism industry unites to tackle climate change [Rhodes, 9 April 2024] Association representatives from the European travel and tourism sector (business and leisure)[1] met in Rhodes, Greece, to sign a landmark declaration promising decisive action towards more sustainable travel and tourism. The joint declaration will serve as a roadmap to foster… read more
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STATEMENT ON THE UNFOLDING SITUATION IN ISRAEL

EMECA fully supports the statement issued by Joint industry Meetings Council (JMIC), the global association for the meetings industry: JMIC Statement on the Unfolding Situation in Israel Acts of terror should have no place in our world. The killings of innocent civilians by Hamas are unacceptable, and this goes against the core of our industry's purpose. The global… read more
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POSITION PAPER - REVIEW OF EU LEGISLATION ON DESIGN PROTECTION 2023

EEIA once more draws attention to the review of EU Legislation on Design Protection.  EEIA calls for Exhibition Certificates’ recognition by EUIPO by adopting a modern definition of business exhibitions and trade fairs. Download the POSITION PAPER. 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