Positive mood dampened by political developments around the world as half of those polled expect significant or limited economic impact for exhibitions and events Among the most important business issues, rising competition within the exhibition industry gains in importance Large majority of companies globally intend to develop new activities to create growth Despite an ongoing slowdown in global economic growth, and a decline in open trade promoters on the international stage, the exhibition industry remains geared for continued growth in…
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Results of UFI’s 10th Global Barometer survey broadly confirm that the exhibition industry continues to grow with a majority of companies reporting increased turnover for 2012. Reviewing the consolidated results over 10 surveys, UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, now perceives a clear shift between the two regions which had demonstrated a strong recovery in 2010 and 2011 with an average of 80 per cent of companies increasing turnover. For 2013, the Asia/Pacific region now anticipates a slowdown…
Results of UFI’s 9th Global Barometer confirm that the exhibition industry has stabilized despite the sector’s feelings of pessimism for anticipated 2012 results. General economic considerations clearly remain at the top of the agenda in all regions. Conducted in June 2012, the barometer survey results when combined with those of the previous surveys, provides an insight into the impact of the economic crisis on the exhibition industry since the end of 2008.