COVID -19

 

 

The coronavirus outbreak affects the European exhibition industry with all trade shows being cancelled or postponed. Thus, the economic impacts on our industry and all our customers are immense.


Our aim is to continue providing platforms for businesses - small and big - and people to meet, trade and innovate in the future.


Find all information - on how the coronavirus is affecting our industry, our positions and preparations for recovery - on this site.


22nd September 2020
EEIA publishes Position Paper on
Creating perspectives for the exhibitions and events industry by
- Harmonising EU travel regulations
- Implementing targeted measures to enable international travel to business events like  exhibitions, trade fairs and congresses
- Incentivising exhibitors, visitors and delegates


17th July 2020
European Exhibition Industry Alliance publishes new Position Paper:
Trade fairs and exhibition industry still flat. Incentives for exhibitors and visitors needed. Exhibitions are essential strategic  instrument to boost economic recovery.
 

6th June 2020

Today is Global Exhibitions Day! This year's key message: EXHIBITIONS ARE KEY TO REBUILDING ECONOMIES. European Exhibition Industry Alliance publishes a new Position Paper:
EEIA Position GED 2020

 

18th May 2020

EMECA publishes paper on Anti-Covid-19 measures at the EMECA exhibition venues.

 

30th April 2020

COVID-19 impact on the European exhibition industry - overview by European Exhibition Industry Alliance:

 

24th April 2020

EEIA publishes a new Position Paper co-signed by EMECA, UFI, EVVC, IELA, IFES, LiveCom Alliance – highlighting the importance of exhibitions and events for the economic recovery and proposing health & safety as well as economic measures for a safe and successful restart.

Exhibitions and live events are the fast track to economic recovery after COVID-19 shutdown

 

24th April 2020

 

European Exhibition Industry Alliance updated its list on the COVID-19 governmental measures for the European Exhibition Industry:

The European Exhibition Industry & COVID-19 governmental measures list update April 2020

 

 

31st March 2020

 

European Exhibition Industry Alliance releases documentation on economic measures taken by governments to support the exhibition industry to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis.

Media release EU governmental support COVID-19
The European Exhibition Industry & COVID-19 governmental measures list

 

25th March 2020

European Exhibition Industry Alliance position paper on the impact on the European exhibition industry and economy in general. A letter was sent to President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel.
Impact and support to avoid bankruptcy and prepare for recovery


17th March 2020

European Exhibition Industry Alliance web conference: Impact of the Coronavirus spread on the exhibition industry and vital remedies needed.
Summary of the web conference


13th March 2020

European Exhibition Industry Alliance media release on EU support measures to Member States.
European Exhibition Industry Alliance welcomes Commission Covid-19 response


10th March 2020

European Exhibition Industry Alliance media release on coronavirus outbreak and the impact on the European exhibition industry and economy in general.
Media release coronavirus impact on the European exhibition industry


9th March 2020

European Exhibition Industry Alliance position paper on impact assessment and calls for remedies for the exhibition Industry in Europe. A letter was sent to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
Impact assessment and call for remedies


17th February 2020

Read our first statement on the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the exhibition industry here:
EMECA Statement on the novel Corona Virus outbreak

 

Find more information on COVID-19 and the European exhibition industry and in general here:


UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
EEIA - European Exhibition Industry Alliance
IFES - International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services
IELA - International Exhibition Logistics Association

List of postponed or cancelled events worldwide
European Commission Coronavirus response