1,221 exhibition venues serve the industry around the world
Core data from UFI's World Map of Exhibition Venues shows growth of global venue space: As the total amount of exhibition space available around the world continues to grow, exhibition organisers have a more and more diverse choice of venues available in their target markets.
Data released by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, shows that the number of venues offering more than 100,000 sqm of gross indoor exhibition space is the fastest growing segment, while the number of venues offering at least 5,000 sqm of gross exhibition space also continues to grow. Venue capacity is an important element for the exhibition industry and the resulting economic development it generates. With the “World Map of Exhibition Venues”, UFI regularly produces a global census of all exhibition venues with a minimum of 5,000 sqm of gross indoor exhibition space.
Offering a preliminary view of the full report that will be available in December, UFI communicated on the consolidated results of the 2017 edition of the World Map, which highlights trends and developments in recent years. Currently, there are 1,221 exhibition venues with a minimum of 5,000 sqm of gross exhibition space around the world and the total global venue space is 34.9 millions sqm, a 7.2 per cent increase over the last 6 years. During this same period, the number of large venues offering more than 100,000 sqm of space has grown to 61, a staggering 27 per cent increase in just 6 years.