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.




Conclusions from the EU Dialogue conference on the Meetings industry, April 2024, Brussels   With this Manifesto, we call on national and regional authorities, the newly elected members of the European Parliament and the next European Commission to work with the meetings’ sector in areas such as the added value of meetings to the visitor economy, the European… read more


Happy Global Exhibitions Day 2024! Celebrate with us the 9th Global Exhibitions Day. This year's theme: "Exhibitions are catalysts to sustainable futures".   THE GLOBAL EXHIBITION INDUSTRY IS OF MAJOR ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE Exhibitions, commonly referred to as trade shows or fairs, have a simple purpose: bringing industries together to build community and create supply… read more

THE EU BUSINESS HUB - Japan and the Republic of Korea - JOIN THE LAUNCHING EVENT!

𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝗨 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗛𝘂𝗯 – 𝗝𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝗳 𝗞𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁! Date: May 28th, 10:00-11:30h Format: Online 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘁? The EU Business Hub Launching Event aims to introduce the stakeholders in Europe, Japan and Korea to the programme and highlight the benefits of the programme, unveiling the first missions’ calendar. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗲? Representatives of… read more


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