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The Events Industry Alliance carries out various pieces of work for the three associations to utilise and share among members and the government.

Size and scale index for exhibitions (SASIE)

Size and scale index for exhibitions (SASIE)

The new SASIE 2023 report is here.

Launched in 2014, SASIE shows year-on-year comparisons across key business events industry metrics, including detailed trends, analysis and insights, and has become a leading source of events industry research and an essential part of any planning toolkit.

The SASIE report is compiled taking the submissions from participating members.  The data is weighted and analysed to produce the report.


Read the 2022 report

Read the 2019 report

Economic Impact Study 2022

Economic Impact Study 2022

The EIA compiled a new economic impact study for 2022 to quantify the economic significance of the global exhibition industry.

The report is organised into three sections:

  1. Exhibition industry metrics and direct spending.
  2. Economic impact analysis.
  3. Methods


Download the 2022 report

Download the 2019 study


VisitBritain Business Events Report

VisitBritain Business Events Report

In partnership with Visit Britain, EIA released the Business Events Report which provides insights into the trade show industry in Britain, highlighting key trends, statistics, and promising sectors for investment and business collaboration.

It highlights via case studies, seven trade exhibitions, in seven industrial sectors of key importance to the UK and includes a calendar of events due to take place this year.

The report will be updated at key intervals and if you’d like your event to be considered for inclusion in future reports please let us know.

Read the report


  • The events industry is only as good as the sum of its parts – the EIA represents all parts of our amazing industry. We are members because together we are so much stronger and are therefore so much better placed to deal with both our challenges and the massive opportunities that lie ahead.
    Simon Parker
  • The EIA serves as the quintessential industry forum and working group representing the cornerstones critical to all events; the organiser, the venue and the supply chain providing goods and services to the sector. Whilst it’s always been a valuable alliance for the industry, in these times of post-pandemic economic uncertainty and geo-political challenges, the ability for the industry to convene, confer and communicate as a unified sector is imperative as we seek to grow and have an even greater impact on the UK’s social and economic landscape.
    Shaun Hinds
    Manchester Central
  • The EIA is a great forum for collaboration between three of the major UK business events associations. It’s so important as an industry that we speak with one voice, that we collaborate on the biggest issues that we face and that we build mutual understanding and respect. The EIA provides the opportunity to do all of these things and is a made more powerful by all of our contributions.
    Carina Bauer