The European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA), composed of EMECA and UFI, is associate partner in the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) of the European Commission.
The Enterprise Europe Network helps small business to make the most of the European marketplace. It helps SMEs to develop their business in new markets, to source or license new technologies or to access EU finance and EU funding. The EEN has close to 600 member organisations across the EU and beyond. They include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, universities and development agencies.

EMECA is a natural partner of the Enterprise Europe Network. The EEN's activities are complementary to EMECA Members' initiatives and often take place at trade fairs.



Intellectual Property (IP) and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are key to innovation and competitiveness in Europe. EMECA Members actively support the promotion and awareness raising of IPR and IPR conflict solving during trade fairs.

EMECA cooperates with the EU-funded Helpdesk and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in this respect and offers tailor made info material for trade fair organisers and exhibitors.