Press Releases

Value of trade fairs recognised at European Parliament Workshop on Tailor-made support for SMEs

Posted on Tuesday 23rd February 2016
The European Parliament’s International Trade Committee (INTA) organised a workshop on “Tailor-made support for SMEs towards effective implementation of the EU’s trade and investment strategy” on 17th February 2016.
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“How trade fairs and exhibitions contribute to SME internationalisation” European Parliament Breakfast hosted by Bernd Lange MEP

Posted on Tuesday 27th October 2015
On 21 October 2015, the European Exhibition Industry Alliance held a Breakfast Meeting in the European Parliament, hosted by Bernd Lange MEP, Chairman of the Committee on International Trade. Gerald Böse, Chairman of the European Chapter of UFI and CEO of Koelnmesse (Germany) and María Martínez, EMECA President and Member of the Management Committee of IFEMA (Spain) presented key findings about the how trade fairs stimulate innovation and connect businesses with customers and cooperation partners globally – in Europe and in the target regions worldwide. Rafael Hierro, Director of Unimasa, a Spanish company of home and decoration products, illustrated how his company seized the market chances to grow and diversify. “All EU representatives share the same interest to boost SME internationalisation and we understand that trade fairs are very effective tool", Bernd Lange MEP concluded.
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Services innovation driven by EMECA Members - Special focus on Digital Business

Posted on Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Importance of new services and adapted offers, especially customers’ journey and lead generating services – face-to-face as well as digitally driven. Maria Martinez (IFEMA Madrid, Spain) new EMECA President 2015/2016.
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EMECA Members invest billions of Euros into fairgrounds and event premises within next 10 years

Posted on Tuesday 10th June 2014
EMECA adopts Digital Business declaration; New EMECA Member Amsterdam RAI
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