EMECA promotes the exhibition industry in general, represents the interests of its Members companies and advocates certain positions towards the European Union institutions, the national governments or other relevant stakeholders.

To increase the impact, EMECA has joined forces witht the European Members of UFI and created the European Exhibition Industry Alliance.





Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

EMECA supports awareness raising of the value and importance of Intellectual Property Rights and intangible assets for companies, especially SMEs. Furtermore, many EMECA members offer support to conflict resolution and actively encourage the enforcement of IPR during trade fairs.

Appropriate protection of IP is key to the success of many companies. Large international trade fairs offer an easy and free of charge certificate to prove that a product had been displayed at an exhibition. This Priority Certifictate can later be used to register a design with the national authority. EMECA advocates for the recognition of this Priority Certificate also by OHIM, the European Office for the Registration of Trade Marks and Designs, in the current review process of the Design Regulation.

EMECA Position Priority Certificates 2019