Surveys and Studies

UFI members gain access to vital exhibition industry information through complimentary publications and have access to UFI’s studies and research.

The shared research and expertise offer an analysis of the development of tradeshows across different business sectors around the world. Timely, relevant and accurate information makes it easier for businesses to grow and prosper.

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Euro Fair Statistics 2018 (October 2019)

The 2018 edition contains the certified statistics of 2 673 exhibitions from 24 countries.
Euro Fair Statistics 2018


UFI & Explori – Global Visitor Insight 2018/19 – Full Report (December 2018)

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The Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 15th Edition (2019) – Leaflet

The 2018’s UFI Report researched and compiled by Business Strategies Group. First comprehensive study of Asia’s trade fair industry.


Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 15th Edition (2019) – Order Form

Order Form


The Global Exhibition Barometer (July 2019)

The report presents the results of the 23rd “Global Exhibition Barometer” survey:
Global Exhibition Barometer


The Exhibition Industry and UN SDGs (June 2019)

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The UFI Report on Best Practices in Marketing (May 2019)

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Global Economic Impact of Exhibitions (April 2019)

Global Economic Impact of Exhibitions


Women in the Exhibition Industry (November 2018)

– equal status or lagging behind? Survey results

Women in the Exhibition Industry


The UFI Report on Best Practices in Digital Innovation (February 2018)

Best Practices in Digital Innovation Report


UFI World Map Of Exhibition Venues (2017 Edition, Revised December 2018)

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UFI & Explori Global Exhibitor Insights (November 2017)

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Survey regarding the Apple changes to its App guideline (September 2017)

Result of the survey Survey initiated and compiled by the UFI Digital Innovation Committee

App strategy survey


Best practices in Sustainability (October 2016)

Which showcases the 41 winning and shortlisted entries for the sustainability annual award scheme UFI has run between 2012 and 2016.

Best practices in Sustainability


The Global Exhibition Industry Statistics (2014)

Results of the UFI Research program, designed to provide reliable data on the global exhibition market, at both venue and organizer levels.



UFI Education Survey

”Core competencies in a competitive environment”

Education Survey


The Exhibition Industry in the Middle East & Africa 2011-2012 (2013)

A UFI Report researched and compiled by the UFI Middle East & Africa Regional office.

Executive Summary Order Form


UFI Survey on Matchmaking (2012)

Survey on Matchmaking


UFI Insights on Logistics

UFI has consolidated the results of three of its recent focus meetings and combined this with the presentations of entrants in UFI award competitions to create a series of UFI Insight documents. The aim of these reports is to provide UFI members with “insight” into challenges currently facing the exhibition industry in the areas of Travel and Accommodation, Logistics during Build-Up and Dismantling and Sustainable Development. These UFI Insights aim to provide readers with relevant information on different facets of the exhibition industry. The reports do not reflect an official UFI position, nor should they be read as reflecting UFI guidelines. They are intended to provide the reader with information on some of the practices current in the exhibition industry today.

Insight on Logistics


UFI Insights on Travel & Accomodation

Travel & Accomodation



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Central Eastern European Exhibition Statistics 2015 (CENTREX)

Audited statistics of exhibitions organized in 2015 by the Members of CENTREX (Central Eastern Europe)and PCEI (Poland).

Centrex Stats 2015


Centrex Stats 2014


RUEF Statistical Survey “Audited Trade Shows 2015”

RUEF Statistical Survey “Audited Trade Shows 2015” comprises data on 145 exhibitions and fairs.

Statistical Survey 2015


Statistical Survey 2013


RUEF Exhibition Centres

“RUEF Exhibition Centres” contains information on 29 exhibition and convention venues – members of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs from 22 cities of Russia, Ukraine and Moldova, with total hall space of over 600,000 sq. m. This publication provides information which may be useful and interesting to anybody involved in exhibition and congress activity: data on the state of venues, their infrastructure and equipment, information on activities and services provided, and also photographs. What makes “RUEF Exhibition Centres” unique is that it is the only publication containing systemized information of this kind. You can as well find socio-economic and travel characteristics of regions where venues are situated and statistical figures of exhibition activity in each city.
Exhibition Centres


The GES Trend Trackers 2014

Welcome to the third-annual Trend Tracker, produced by Global Experience Specialists (GES), once again providing you with a rapid-release checklist of trends.

Trend Tracker