7th May, 2019
CENTREX International Exhibition Statistics Union, the Central European exhibition statistics, transparency and industry promotion organisation has recently published its 21st annual Central European Exhibition Statistics Yearbook 2018.
The yearbook contains audited exhibition statistics of 273 trade fairs and for-public exhibitions in the region – summing up the successful year’s most important events with over 2,6 million visitors, presenting over 40 thousand exhibitors’ products and services on 1,6 million sqm exhibition space by 24 trade fair organisers in 6 countries throughout the region.
CENTREX’s major partner in this operation continues to be the Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry – with their strive to enhance industry transparency, and acquiring track records to strengthen exhibition industry’s economic and social acceptance. The PCEI section of our CENTREX yearbook contains its members’ 142 exhibitions audited data from 13 cities and 11 organiser members from Gdansk to Lublin.
As a recurring experience to accommodate guest partners CENTREX 2018 has been commissioned also in to accomplish audit the China Home Life Warsaw trade fair – another UFI Approved International Event. With this fair the CENTREX has confirmed 56 UFI approved events’ statistics transparency compliance.
CENTREX’s standards are fully complying with those of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. Yet, additionally, CENTREX’s Yearbook also expands into considering ‘total attendance’ as becoming a more precise indicator assessing the visitors’ value. We experienced that much of exhibitor staff and conference speakers are high quality visitors as well, therefore CENTREX’s Attendance figure includes these persons, as well.
The yearbook will be freely downloadable soon at: www.centrexstat.org and the data will be later also included into the UFI Euro Fair Statistics Yearbook.
From the beginnings CENTREX in not only auditing/publishing company of trade fairs but dedicated, committed, enthusiastic promoter, initiator, pioneering union.
CENTREX was founded in 1997 at the initiative of the market leader exhibition organisers in Central Eastern Europe. From 1999 the Union is a member of UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry). CENTREX efforts are aimed at transparent, measurable, internationally acceptable, comparable, audited exhibition statistics, to promote these data and collaboration internationally, and to publish their data open wide in their annual publication and at their website.
In 2018 CENTREX Union has 12 leading members in 6 countries of the region – as core companies of collaboration in CEE.