UFI Global Barometer


Revenues for the first half of 2020 dropped by two thirds.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the exhibition industry worldwide is severe: A majority of companies believe that exhibitions with an international scope will not open until 2021. These are the findings of UFI’s latest edition of the Global Barometer research. 85 percent of companies declared their overall level of activity was “normal” in January. In March this dropped to 15 percent, to reach between 5 and 6 percent in April, May and June. 73 percent of companies worldwide declared “no activity” for April and May.