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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.

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 here

Economic Impact Study 2019

Economic Impact Study 2019

In 2019, the EIA compiled an economic impact study defining and measuring the significance of exhibitions to the UK economy.

The full report breaks down spending and impact into direct, indirect and induced impact, providing a nuanced and complex picture of the exhibition economy.


Download the full 2019 study here

Size and scale index for exhibitions (SASiE)

Size and scale index for exhibitions (SASiE)

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.

AEO, AEV and ESSA members can access the report via their member zones.  Non-members may purchase the report for £495 +VAT. 

Read the 2019 report here

Purchase the latest SASiE 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