Posted on Wednesday 7th June 2017


With events all over the world, and an active online campaign, thousands of professionals and students are set to join celebrations highlighting the power of the exhibition industry, and the diverse career opportunities it creates.

“On this day, EMECA and its Members celebrate the trade fairs and exhibitions industry with their high quality venues and international exhibitions in Europe and the successful expansion of their exhibition portfolios all over the world”, says Barbara Weizsäcker, Secretary General of EMECA.

Worldwide 260 million visitors and 4.4 million exhibitors generating EUR 98 billion revenues every year, GED highlights the positive impact of exhibitions on jobs, business, innovation and local investment. UFI estimates that half of exhibition spending benefits host territories directly, and the other half benefits the exhibitions industry, creating or maintaining hundreds of thousands of jobs.

In its second year, GED17 puts a special focus on the people and jobs in the exhibition industry. Activities have been scheduled in 45 countries and regions around the world. 40 Global Exhibitions Day partner associations are united behind this joint awareness-raising campaign.

More statistics and infographics about the exhibition industry can be accessed here.

A full list of GED17 activities and supporting associations is available www.ufi.org/ged.