Friday, July 13, 2012

UFI’s survey shows exhibitions remain stable

News this week: Earlier this week, UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, announced the results of its 9th Global Barometer Survey. Data of the survey was collected from 221 companies from 61 countries which includes UFI members and members of SISO (Society of Independent Show Organizers) in the U.S., AFIDA (Asociacion International de Ferias de America) in Central and South America, and EXSA, the Exhibition and Events Association of Southern Africa.

According to the survey, about 60% of the companies in all regions expect their turnover to increase during the year. In terms of operating profit, about half of American companies forecast an increase by more than 10% with nearly half of the Asia/Pacific companies concurring. It is noteworthy that 44% of the companies surveyed believe that the negative impact of weak economies in the U.S. and Europe will end in 2013.

Paul Woodward, UFI Managing Director, concluded, “Apparently our industry is more conservative in their outlook than the results would show to be true. The results of our most recent Global Barometer survey confirm that our exhibition media continues to outperform expectations despite the tough economic environment.”

More details can be found here: UFI press release or here: UFI Global Barometer Survey result.

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