Paris, 27th July: This week, UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, released its latest biannual, Global Barometer Survey, reflecting the state of global trade show industry. The survey revealed that the majority of survey participants expect growth in terms of both revenues and profits in 2017.
In Asia/Pacific and Europe, more than 70% of survey respondents are anticipating an increase in revenues in 2017 as well as in the first half of 2018. While in the Americas about 66% expect an increase in revenues and profits. In the Middle East/Africa, 58% foresee an increase in the same period. In terms of operating profit, most regions worldwide posted strong results in 2016.
The survey was conducted in June and July and was based on data from 257 companies in 56 countries. It offers insights on ten major markets including: Brazil, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, the U.K. and the U.S.
Source: UFI media release