Report Reveals Global Exhibition Industry Is a $325 Billion Business
The industry directly generated more output than many large global sectors
he expo hall is growing in prominence, and a new report highlights its sheer scope on a global level. Global Economic Impact of Exhibitions, 2019 Edition, a just-released report from UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, finds that exhibitions the world over are responsible for the creation of $325 billion in total economic output, 3.2 million jobs, and $197.5 billion in gross domestic product in 2018 alone.
“Global exhibitions directly generated more output (business sales) than many large global sectors, including machine tools and medical & surgical equipment,” the report said.
The report is intended to help the industry make clear a big message, according to UFI President Craig Newman: Exhibitions have impact on a massive scale.
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