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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

Economic Impact Study

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 study here

Size and scale index of events (SASiE)

Size and scale index of events (SASiE)

SASiE shows year-on-year comparisons across key event industry metrics and including detailed trends, analysis and insights.

The SASiE report is compiled taking the submissions from participating members through the online portal, weighing and analysing the resulting data to produce the report.

Read the report here


  • 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