The continuing growth in UFI membership and UFI approved events is convincing evidence of the worldwide recognition of the value of UFI membership. UFI members around the world are immediately identifiable through their use of the UFI logo, which is a guarantee of the dedication to the quality and spirit of trade fair initiatives common to UFI.
UFI’s membership fees are based on the financial period from 1 July to 30 June. The calculation of the subscription fees differs from one membership category to another. All subscription fees are subject to VAT, which can be claimed back.
Exhibition Organizers. The basic subscription fees are calculated according to a sliding scale based on the net rented area of all the fairs organized.
For the period 2012-13, the minimum subscription is 2,660 euros and the maximum is 19,190 euros.
Exhibition Centres. The basic subscription fees are calculated according to a sliding scale based on the total gross exhibition space of the venue(s). For the period 2012-13, the minimum subscription is 2,660 euros and the maximum is 10,660 euros.
Exhibition Organizers and Exhibition Centres. In this case, members belong to both categories and pay a reduced fee for each.
Associations. The subscription fee is based on the annual turnover and the number of fulltime employees. The cost of subscription ranges from 1,280 euros to 2,130 euros.
Associations. All other UFI member associations that do not fulfill the criteria for full member associations are included here. The same pricing system applies: according to turnover and number of fulltime employees (see above).
Service Providers: this category includes the companies or associations which conduct audits. The subscription fee is based on the annual turnover within the exhibition industry and ranges from 2,130 euros to 4,260 euros.
Partners of the Exhibition Industry: the cost of subscription depends on the size of the company. For the period 2012-13, there are three different rates which are applicable: 7,460 euros (basic subscription), 5,330 euros (small-size companies) and 2,130 euros (individual consultants).
For certain categories of members an admission fee is due in addition to the annual subscription fee, but on a once-only basis.
Members joining during the financial period pay a pro-rata temporis subscription.
Full details of all the UFI subscription fees are available from the UFI Headquarters.