The outbreak of the coronavirus or COVID-19 continues to deeply affect the exhibition industry and has led to the cancellation or postponement of many exhibitions around the world.
UFI has therefore decided that the provision of audited figures for visitor and exhibitor numbers for all UFI Approved Events taking place in 2020 will not be mandatory and at the discretion of the exhibition organiser. This is a temporary measure directly related to the pandemic.
In 2021, exhibitor and visitor numbers audited by a UFI-certified third-party auditor will once again be required. UFI remains strongly committed to the need to audit and the use of verified, reliable data for all exhibitor and visitor statistics.
As a reminder, UFI requires audit certificates for every other edition of a UFI Approved Event, except for exhibitions that take place less frequently than once every two years. Each edition of these exhibitions must be audited to retain UFI Approved Event status.