Global Exhibitions Take Heed to Increased Terror Threat

The increase in terrorist attacks across Europe and the Middle East in 2016 has seen more event organisers factor in the risk of attacks and look at ways at preventing being affected in the future.

The UFI Global Exhibition Barometer have reported that although there is an upswing in exhibition activity and further growth is predicted, there is however an adverse affect to the industry from terror threats. 60% of companies surveyed in the study state that they have introduced additional security measures at the their events this year.

Additional measure are also being put in place at more events which increased levels of screening, check lists and additional security.

Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director said, “As pleasing as it is to see that globally the exhibition industry continues to grow, we also see a separation between regions with strong growth and those with challenges and uncertainties. The present change in the global business climate will also affect the future development of exhibitions globally.”