Industry research and reports

The Value of Business Events to Australia

In 2015, EY released The Value of Business Events to Australia – a study produced for the Business Events Council of Australia with the support of the Australia Government.

It found that in 2013-14, over 37 million people attended more than 412,000 business events in Australia. These business events directly generated:


Attendance at business event held in Australia in 2013-14 – 37 million – is equivalent to:

  • 8x 2000 Sydney Olympic Games
  • 5x AFL seasons
  • 25 Vivid Sydney festivals
  • 530 Australia Opens
  • 535 Asia World Cups

The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) Global Barometer

The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) conducts regular research on the exhibition industry. Twice a year, the association assesses the impact of global economic conditions on the exhibition industry and publishes the results in its UFI Global Exhibition Barometer. The study investigates the industry’s most important business issues, gross turnover and operating profits, and security concerns.

  • The Global Exhibition Barometer (July 2016)

While many of the reports are available only to their members, the association frequently makes summaries of its findings and selected resources available to non-members. See below for a selection of resources that are publicly available for download.

  • Euro Fairs Statistics 2015 (September 2016)
  • The Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 12th Edition (2016)
  • The Global Exhibition Industry Statistics (2014)

The Centre for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR)

The Centre for Exhbiition Industry Research (CEIR) is also a great resource for anyone working in the sector or interested in knowing more about the industry. All research is available for a fee, with members entitled to discounted rates. You can view their current research here.

The EEAA is a member of CEIR and gives its members complimentary access to these resources. If you are already a member, login to access CEIR research and reports. Not a member? Find out more about the benefits of EEAA membership or contact our team to discuss membership options.