SARS-CoV-2

 

The coronavirus outbreak affects the European exhibition industry with all trade shows being cancelled or postponed. Thus, the economic impacts on our industry and all our customers are immense. Our aim is to continue providing platforms for businesses - small and big - and people to meet, trade and innovate in the future.

Find all information - on how the coronavirus is affecting our industry, our positions and preparations for recovery - on this site.

 

2nd June 2021

Today is Global Exhibitions Day! This year's key message: Exhibitions are the key instrument to implement and accelerate transformation towards sustainable and digital economies!

Discussion on the state of our industry in Europe at this point of the pandemic, the perspectives for reopening & restarting and explore opportunities for the mid and long term with Eric Philippart from the European Commission:
UFI connect video

European Exhibition Industry Alliance publishes a new Position Paper:
EEIA Position GED 2021

13th May 2021

European State Aid for Covid-19

+++ UPDATED LIST MAY 13, 2021 +++

The EEIA has published an updated report on measures taken by European governments to support the exhibition industry through the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The report, first published in March 2020, shows support programmes for the exhibition industry specifically, as well as programmes for businesses in general.

19th March 2021

“EEIA welcomes the European Commission’s legislative proposal to create a Digital Green Certificate to resume safe travel in the EU. We now call upon the European Parliament and the Member States to ensure its quick approval and its swift technical implementation. We also expect that it will be interoperable with other international systems to facilitate travel on a global scale”, says Barbara Weizsäcker, Secretary General.
Read EEIA's latest Media Release: EUROPE’S EXHIBITION INDUSTRY WELCOMES EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S GREEN CERTIFICATE PROPOSAL AND COMMON PATH TO SAFE RE-OPENING / DEMANDS SPECIAL FOCUS ON BUSINESS TRAVEL

26th February 2021


EEIA publishes a new Position Paper: The European Exhibition Industry welcomes European Council plan to develop digital vaccination certificate and calls upon EU Tourism Ministers to safely restore travel in a coordinated approach
Download EEIA Position Paper - Digital certificate and coordinated travel approach

8th February 2021

European State Aid for Covid-19

The EEIA has published an updated report on measures taken by European governments to support the exhibition industry through the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The report, first published in March last year, shows support programmes for the exhibition industry specifically, as well as programmes for businesses in general.

The report aims to support lobbying and advocacy efforts by providing easily accessible and comparable country-based information about various programmes across Europe. 

Similar reports for other regions will be published by UFI shortly, together with an executive summary highlighting global best practices in terms of government programmes and support.

“By gathering and sharing examples of general financial measures and dedicated support for the exhibition industry across Europe, we want to encourage other governments and policymakers to offer the same in their respective markets”, says Barbara Weizsäcker, Secretary General of EEIA and EMECA.

22nd January 2021

Read the latest Exhibition Industry Alliance News: “EEIA welcomes yesterday’s European Council decisions related to rapid antigen tests and vaccinations. Even though the current situation justifies the current restrictions to contain the infections, Europe should prepare as quickly as possible to support and empower free movement of people, especially for business purposes, in a safe and controlled way”, says Barbara Weizsäcker, Secretary General. 

Download the full text here: EUROPEAN EXHIBITION INDUSTRY ALLIANCE WELCOMES EU COUNCIL RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS AND VACCINATION DECISIONS AND CALLS FOR SPEEDY IMPLEMENTATION

 

20th January 2021

The Exhibition Industry Alliance publishes a POSITION PAPER ON DIGITAL VACCINATION CERTIFICATE / IATA TRAVEL PASS. The Exhibition Industry supports the Greek initiative for EU digital vaccination certificate and a global solution with IATA Travel pass. 

 

22nd September 2020

EEIA publishes Position Paper on
Creating perspectives for the exhibitions and events industry by
- Harmonising EU travel regulations
- Implementing targeted measures to enable international travel to business events like  exhibitions, trade fairs and congresses
- Incentivising exhibitors, visitors and delegates

3rd June 2020

Today is Global Exhibitions Day! This year's key message: EXHIBITIONS ARE KEY TO REBUILDING ECONOMIES!

European Exhibition Industry Alliance publishes a new Position Paper:
EEIA Position GED 2020

18th May 2020

EMECA publishes paper on Anti-Covid-19 measures at the EMECA exhibition venues.

EMECA exhibition venues – safe and healthy places for exhibitions

30th April 2020

COVID-19 impact on the European exhibition industry - overview by European Exhibition Industry Alliance

24th April 2020

EEIA publishes a new Position Paper co-signed by EMECA, UFI, EVVC, IELA, IFES, LiveCom Alliance – highlighting the importance of exhibitions and events for the economic recovery and proposing health & safety as well as economic measures for a safe and successful restart.

Exhibitions and live events are the fast track to economic recovery after COVID-19 shutdown

 

European Exhibition Industry Alliance updated its list on the COVID-19 governmental measures for the European Exhibition Industry:

The European Exhibition Industry & COVID-19 governmental measures list update April 2020

31st March 2020

European Exhibition Industry Alliance releases documentation on economic measures taken by governments to support the exhibition industry to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis.

Media release EU governmental support COVID-19
The European Exhibition Industry & COVID-19 governmental measures list

25th March 2020

European Exhibition Industry Alliance position paper on the impact on the European exhibition industry and economy in general. A letter was sent to President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel.
Impact and support to avoid bankruptcy and prepare for recovery

17th March 2020

European Exhibition Industry Alliance web conference: Impact of the Coronavirus spread on the exhibition industry and vital remedies needed.
Summary of the web conference

13th March 2020

European Exhibition Industry Alliance media release on EU support measures to Member States.
European Exhibition Industry Alliance welcomes Commission Covid-19 response

10th March 2020

European Exhibition Industry Alliance media release on coronavirus outbreak and the impact on the European exhibition industry and economy in general.
Media release coronavirus impact on the European exhibition industry

9th March 2020

European Exhibition Industry Alliance position paper on impact assessment and calls for remedies for the exhibition Industry in Europe. A letter was sent to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
Impact assessment and call for remedies

17th February 2020

Read our first statement on the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the exhibition industry here:
EMECA Statement on the novel Corona Virus outbreak