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Another great year for exhibitions in Central Europe

CENTREX International Exhibitions Statistics Union, the top exhibition industry organisation in Central Eastern Europe promoting trade fairs’ transparency, reliability and market value of exhibition statistics and of organising exhibition collaborations in the region has held its annual General Assembly on April 8th, 2016. 

This meeting in Poznan, Poland has been an outstanding occasion to review market situation and developments in the region. CENTREX, the non-profit transparency platform of Central European exhibition organisers was proud to present its 19th review of audited exhibition statistics based on jointly implemented international industry standards. 

21st century: new concept in calculation of exhibition statistics

CENTREX International Exhibition Statistics Union, the non-profit transparency platform of Central European exhibition organisers' since 1997 is proud to present its 18th review of audited exhibition statistics based on jointly implemented international industry standards. 

CENTREX International Exhibition Statistics Union, the non-profit transparency platform of Central European exhibition organisers' since 1997 is proud to present its 18th review of audited exhibition statistics based on jointly implemented international industry standards. 

Statistic and beyond CENTREX exhibition statistics yearbook 2013 already available

CENTREX International Exhibition Statistics Union, the non-profit transparency platform of Central European exhibition organisers’ since 1997 is proud to present its 16th review of audited exhibition statistics based on jointly implemented international industry standards. 

CENTREX 2013 Central East European Exhibition Statistics Yearbook contains audited exhibition data on 330 trade fairs organized by in 26 cities (from Bucharest to Poznan 29 trade fair companies – members of CENTREX and the members of the Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry – have hosted over 2.1 million visitors, and 40,000 exhibitors have used nearly 1.2 million sq.m. exhibition space to attract the attention of these visitors. (The yearbook is freely downloadable at: www.centrexstat.org) and the data will be later also included into the UFI Statistics Yearbook. 

Extraordinary Acknowledgement to Centrex

On the occasion of the 20ieth anniversary of establishing national exhibition industry association of Poland (presently Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry) a few prominent devoted persons were receiving high acknowledgment for their contribution to present PCEI achievements

Among them Károly Nagy, former CENTREX executive director, a long-time Central European exhibition specialist, former UFI Marketing Committee member was decorated with one of the highest Polish state awards: the Knights’ Cross of the Order of Merits awarded by the President of Republic of Poland. 

Central East European 2012 exhibition statistics go on-line soon

CENTREX International Exhibition Statistics Union, the leading Central East European exhibition industry organization has held her annual CENTREX event – board meeting and exchange of experiences on fresh developments – in Brno, Czech Republic – on invitation of the Veletrhy Brno. 

The 15-years young organisation has now completed her annual exhibition statistics brochure – with audited trade fair data from 7 countries of Central Europe – and this statistics will go on-line soon. 

Students' Visions of Trade Fairs 2020

First round experiences with international student competition on "The Vision of Exhibitions until 2020" Central Europe 

CENTREX International Exhibition Statistics Union has recently launched an international Call for Papers among university/college students to tap their ideas, visions, assessment of trade fairs' future. The first experiences have shown significant signals to trade fair industry specialists and to university lecturers alike. 

Central East European 2011 exhibition statistics go on-line

CENTREX International Exhibition Statistics Union, the leading Central East European exhibition industry organization has recently held her annual CENTREX event – board meeting and exchange of experiences on fresh developments – in Gdansk, Poland – on invitation of the Gdansk International Fair. 

The occasion was supported by the recent inauguration of brand new exhibition and conference centre Amberexpo in Gdansk – where first user will just be UEFA – for operation center at football European championship. 

Amber Expo Gdansk under roof

On September 26th, 2011 topping out ceremony took place in new exhibition pavilions in Gdańsk, Poland - Amber Expo - the future seat of CENTREX member Gdańsk International Fair, located very close the PGE Arena. The construction works are planned to finish in the spring of 2012. 

The architectural design assumes the construction of a new exhibition pavilion with the total area of 12,000 m2 with the option of dividing it into three separate halls, and a six-storey office building. The project also includes a conference center with rooms for 1,130 people (the largest for 600 people), a press center, restaurant and a bar. The new infrastructure will allow Gdańsk International Fair to expand the portfolio of services offered co far, guarantee proper conditions for the development of exhibiting projects and, at the same time, will increase the quality and competitiveness of the provided services. The next CENTREX Board of Directors meeting is scheduled to take place in Gdansk, in the spring of 2012.