The continuing growth in UFI membership and UFI approved events is convincing evidence of the worldwide recognition of the value of UFI membership. UFI members around the world are immediately identifiable through their use of the UFI logo, which is a guarantee of the dedication to the quality and spirit of trade fair initiatives common to UFI.
Being a member of UFI is a clear indication of competence and professionalism in the exhibition industry.
That's why joining UFI is not just a question of paying membership fees.
UFI MEMBERSHIP ADMISSION
All requests for UFI membership admission are initially examined by the Membership Committee, and then passed to the Executive Committee for acceptance.
To become a member of UFI, a letter of recommendation is required from 2 different full members from 2 different countries. An inspection visit may also be requested if deemed necessary by the Executive Committee for exhibition organizer or exhibition centre membership candidates.
UFI EVENT APPROVAL
UFI Event Approval is a quality label awarded to a UFI member for a specific trade fair after a detailed quality assessment. The event must already have occurred at least twice, must be recognized as an international event with direct foreign exhibitors representing at least 10% of the total number of exhibitors, or with foreign visitors representing at least 5% of total number of visitors. In addition, audited figures for the statistics must be provided for at least the last edition of the event. If the event has been audited for the first time to obtain UFI Approved Event status, then the next edition must also be audited. The audit must be conducted according to UFI's Auditing Rules
The definitions and standards corresponding to the criteria for UFI Event Approval are outlined in UFI Calculation Standards and Definitions.
For a complete list of the UFI member auditors, and those auditors certified to conduct audits please click here UFI Approved Auditors.
An exhibition organizer must present at least one event for UFI Event Approval to join UFI. UFI member exhibition organizers may submit additional events for UFI Event Approval, and many do.
JOIN UFI’S GLOBAL NETWORK
If YOU are a quality organization and would like to become part of UFI then contact us today. You can also consult the UFI Statutes and Internal Rules for further information.