Press release

On June, 4th in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) there were announced winners of the 13th International Fair Poster Competition* which is annually held by UFI and Plovdiv International Fair. 100 posters submitted by 32 trade fair organizers from 22 countries took part in the competition. The Grand-Prix was awarded to trio of posters "Created by Nature" - RENEXPO Eastern Europe / Alternative Energy trade fair and conference**which will be held for the first time by Euroindex(Ukraine) and REECO (Germany) this autumn in Kiev, Ukraine.

CENTREX International Exhibition Statistics Union, the Central East European exhibition industry transparency body has held its annual board meeting and the 2009 Forum on May 8, 2009 in Budapest.

Major milestone has been reached when 2 new members enhanched the transparency drive by CENTREX: leading Bulgarian exhibition organizer International Plovdiv Fair (an UFI member since 1936) and young Romanian company REECO Expozitii RO undertook independent exhibition statistics audit and joined the Union at this meeting. By this move CENTREX will be able to provide internationally acknowledged exhibition statistics in 7 countries of the region. 

Responding to the call of the time the Board has revised mission, strategy and operational goals. The Board agreed to release a "SIGN" (Statistics, Information, Good Neighborhood) concept. 

CENTREX International Exhibition Statistics Union has at her recent Board meeting approved the joining application of REECO Hungary as the 18th member of the organisation. 

The new member is the organiser of a trade fair of the new trends: renewable energy. This fair RENEXPO Central & South-East Europe has been held for the 2nd time and is bound for a great success. (REECO Hungary is a subsidiary of German group REECO who is a member of FKM)

Last month Euro Fair Statistics 2006 was published. The electronic yearbook includes the audited statistics of 1.584 trade fairs and exhibitionsexhibitions from 19 countries, including Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine.

The leader in Ukraine's exhibition industry is almost as old as Ukrainian independence

Euroindex - one of Ukraine's leading exhibition companies - has celebrated its 15th birthday. Today, the company occupies the No. 1 position in Ukraine in the b2b trade shows segment, and second place in Ukraine's exhibition industry as a whole.

CENTREX International Exhibition Statistics Union has held her jubilary, 10th anniversary Board meeting on April 13, 2007 in Debrecen (Hungary) on invitation of her relevant local member, V-Trade Exhibitions Ltd. At this Board meeting CENTREX continued her growing coverage of Central and East Europe: Ukrainian Gal-EXPO JSC from Lviv joined the Union.


CENTREX International Exhibition Statistics Union, the leading Exhibition Knowledge Provider of Central East Europe has successfully organized the 3. Central Eastern European Exhibition Forum (3rd CEEEF). Basically it followed the 2004 projects of 2. CEEEF (on fair education) and the unique CEE visitor survey conducted in 6 countries, at 35 fairs among over 6,000 visitors.

Set for further growth

Dr. János Barabás, CEO of Hungexpo CCo. Ltd, Hungary, one of the founding members of the Union has been elected as new Chairman of CENTREX Union for the next two years at the Centrex Board Meeting, in Prague, on 10 March, 2006. All the members have highly appraised the significant results and activity of the outgoing chairman, Mr. Boguslaw Zalewski, President - General Director of Poznan International Fair, who has chaired CENTREX Union for 4 years