Friday, June 28, 2013

16.3 mil m2 sold at Asian trade fairs in 2012

News this week: According to the ninth edition of the annual UFI-BSG report on “The Trade Fair Industry in Asia” more than 16 million net m2 were sold in the region in 2012.

BSG’s research shows that 16.3 million m2 of space was sold by exhibition organisers to their clients in Asia in 2012. This represents growth of total net area sold of 2.7% - rising from 15,876,500 m2 in 2011 to 16,307,250 m2. Of that total, more than 55% was sold in China and 12% in Japan. Among the 1,948 trade fairs included in our database, 874 or 45% were held in those two countries.

Venue capacity continues to increase. By the end of 2013, available venue capacity in Asia will reach 6,617,755 m2. The number of venues operating in Asia this year will be 191 across 15 different markets. Of those, more than 100 are in China – which now accounts for 69% of total capacity in the region.

This research was once again undertaken for UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, by Business Strategies Group (BSG). UFI members are entitled to receive a four page executive summary of the research and to purchase the full report at a substantial discount. For more information on this study, please contact UFI in Asia at: or follow this link to order online.

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