UFI Survey: Exhibition Business Reports Growth in 2013

January 20, 2014

Earlier this week, UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, reported its biannual survey of the 12th Global Barometer of the Exhibition Industry.

According to the survey, the majority of companies interviewed declared an increase of their turnover since at least 2011. Moreover, over half of the companies declared an increase of more than 10% for 2013 – led by 80% of interviewed companies in the Asia/Pacific region reporting the increase.

In terms of operating profits, more than 70% of the companies claimed a stable or an increasing result. Interviewed companies in the Asia/Pacific and Americas regions each returned with more than 90% claiming the result.

Paul Woodward, UFI Managing Director, concluded, “While we shall remain cautious about the development of the global economic situation, the exhibition media continues to demonstrate its strength with growth over the last 4 years. The industry remains remarkably dynamic with a majority of companies positively embracing the challenges of new ranges of activity or geographical development.”

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