In February，UFI，the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry，has released the latest edition of its flagship “Global Exhibition Industry Barometer research”.
This latest edition of UFI’s semi-annual industry survey was concluded in January 2019 and includes data from 302 companies in 53 countries.
Further turnover increases expected for 2019 in all four regions of the world，but significant geographical differences.Ever more companies look to take their business into new countries and regions，including a majority of European players.
Several markets anticipate outperforming these scores for 2019：Brazil，China，Germany，India，Indonesia，Italy，Mexico，Thailand，the Middle East and the UK.At the same time，a significant level of uncertainty exists in South Africa，coupled with several expected decreases in Australia，Japan and Macau.
In terms of operating profit，in each of the four regions，80% of companies maintained a good level of performance in 2018 and around 30 to 40% of them declared an increase of more than 10% compared to 2017. The highest proportions of companies declaring such an increase are observed in Mexico（62%），Italy（56%），the United Kingdom（55%）and Indonesia（50%）.