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.
24th April 2020
European Exhibition Industry Alliance updated its list on the COVID-19 governmental measures for the European Exhibition Industry:
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.
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