Media releases

EMECA Members forecast revenue growth for 2018 Maurits van der Sluis, COO of RAI Amsterdam, elected EMECA President 2019-2020

Posted on Wednesday 24th October 2018
2018 will again be a very good year for the major exhibition centres in Europe with revenue growth for nearly all Members. At the recent EMECA General Assembly held at Fira Barcelona, members gave positive feedback about their trade fairs in 2018, many even prepare for record results. EMECA President Claude Membrez (CEO Palexpo Geneva) explains: “This is a general trend, even for those with weaker years in 2018 due to the cycle of their exhibitions. What may be highlighted is that both Italy and Spain are fully back to normal business and are successfully implementing and hosting trade fairs and other events.” In addition, innovation continues with a solid number of new exhibitions planned 2019 both at the home venues and abroad.
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Over EUR 120 billion socio-economic effects created by EMECA Members' exhibition activity

Posted on Monday 25th June 2018
The 22 large and leading trade fair venues in Europe united in the Major European Exhibition Centres Association (EMECA) generate a significant socio-economic impact for the immediate surroundings of a venue, for the wider region and on national or transnational level. A new impact study conducted by KPMG on behalf of EMECA reveals the economic power of the exhibition industry in Europe and of EMECA Members’ venues in particular.
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EMECA and UFI renew and strengthen the European Exhibition Industry Alliance at Global Exhibitions Day 2018

Posted on Tuesday 5th June 2018
EMECA, the European Major Exhibition Centers Association, and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, have agreed to extend the European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA), which aims to represent the interests of the exhibition industry to EU stakeholders in Brussels. The joint agreement has been extended for another three years and given increased resources. Barbara Weizsäcker will continue as Secretary General.
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EMECA Members disclose positive figures for 2017 at Spring General Assembly at Deutsche Messe in Hannover

Posted on Thursday 31st May 2018
Stable growth for all and best 2017 figures ever for some are the impressively good news reported at the EMECA General Assembly celebrated at Deutsche Messe in Hannover. Economies in European countries that have suffered most during the crisis are back with steady growth rates which is reflected in the results of the EMECA Members in these countries. “We are very proud of our Members’ performance which shows that quality of venues and of the events held at our premises, thorough investments and a veritable strategic outlook pay off. EMECA Assemblies and Working Groups contribute to learning from one another and directing our perception to essential questions”, explains Claude Membrez, EMECA President and CEO of Palexpo Geneva.
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SECOND ‘EXHIBITION INDUSTRY EU DIALOGUE’ HIGHLIGHTS CHALLENGES AND POTENTIAL AT DECISIVE MOMENT FOR THE EU AND INDUSTRY

Posted on Thursday 1st March 2018
The second edition of the “Exhibition Industry EU Dialogue” organised on 21st February 2018 by the European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA) in Brussels was again a success. Over 50 participants from all over Europe gathered for a day of policy insights, open discussions, advocacy work and political networking.
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