UFI发布新冠肺炎疫情对全球展览业经济影响的最新评估

2020年03月26日 关键词: 商务贸易综合

2020年3月20日,巴黎

UFI国际展览业协会在3月20日发布了更新的全球数据,这些数据反映了贸易展览的延期和取消对世界各地展览行业及参展商的影响。

根据UFI的数据,预计到2020年第二季度末,全球参展商无法获得的订单总额将达到1342亿欧元(1449亿美元)。这几乎是3月10日首次发布数据 (230亿欧元) 的5倍,其中只考虑了截至本季度末的取消。

UFI董事总经理/首席执行官贺庭凯先生(Kai Hattendorf)说:“目前,世界各地的工业贸易所依赖的市场都暂时关闭了,这是史无前例的。在新冠肺炎疫情的影响下,相关的展览活动已大规模的被叫停,其影响已经延伸到北美和南美州,这意味着全球展览和活动行业正在陷入停顿状态”。

对展览行业的影响是,到第二季度末,估算816亿欧元(882亿美元)的经济总产量将会蒸发,按地区划分如下:

  • 亚太地区218亿欧元(236亿美元)和37.8万个全职就业岗位

  • 欧洲288亿欧元(311亿美元)和25.7万个全职就业岗位

  • 北美292亿欧元(316亿美元)和32万个全职就业岗位

展览业的中坚力量许多来自微小型企业,而业务的匮乏使这些企业面临破产的直接风险。作为全球性的展览行业协会,UFI正与许多国家的会展行业协会合作,帮助受到严重影响的企业获得政府和地区部门的支持。从香港到丹麦,目前已有数个与展览行业有关的经济纾缓措施的例子。贺总表示:“我们呼吁各国政府尽快透过补助和信贷方案以确保展览业的未来。所有纾缓的措施均能对以后的经济发展有着非常好的回报。展览业为各工业行业建设和运营相关的会展市场及场地,并满足他们疫情过后能尽快开展业务的需要,会展行业为经济恢复提供了最快的捷径。

贺总进一步表示:“人们对适应并不陌生,与此同时,世界各地的展览场馆都在为各自的卫生部门提供支持。“UFI许多会员都在支持各自城市对危机的紧急应对,建造临时避难所并安装床位,以协助当地医院无法应对的需求。

在艰难时期看到我们的同业者能够互相帮助携手共进,让人非常敬佩。

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UFI releases updated global 

assessment of the escalating economic 

impact that COVID-19 is having 

on trade shows and exhibitions

Paris – 20 March 2020

UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, is releasing updated global numbers that reflect the impact that trade show postponements and cancellations are having for both the exhibiting companies as well as for the trade show industry around the world.

Based on UFI data, the orders that exhibiting companies will not secure will add up to €134.2 billion (USD 144.9 billion) globally, projecting to the end of the second quarter of 2020. This is an increase of almost 5 times the figure reported last week (€23 billion) which took into account cancellations only up to the end of the current quarter.

“Right now, the marketplaces that industries rely on to trade are closed around the world. This is unprecedented. Mass closures of events in relation to COVID-19 have now also reached North and South America, meaning the entire global exhibitions and events industry is grinding to a halt”, says Kai Hattendorf, UFI Managing Director / CEO.

Related to the exhibition industry, €81.6 billion (USD 88.2 billion) of total economic output will not be generated by the end of Q2. Broken down into regions, the respective total economic impact that will not be generated is:

  • €21.8 billion (USD 23.6 billion) and 378,000 FTE jobs for Asia/Pacific

  • €28.8 billion (USD 31.1 billion) and 257,000 FTE jobs for Europe

  • €29.2 billion (USD 31.6 billion) and 320,000 FTE jobs for North America

The backbone of the exhibitions industry are many micro and small enterprises, and the lack of business is putting these at immediate risk of bankruptcy. As the industry’s global trade association, UFI is working with many national associations to help secure government and regional support for the companies that are badly affected. From Hong Kong to Denmark, there have been several examples already of economic relief for our industry. “We call on every government to secure the future of our sector through imminent subsidy and credit programmes. Their investments now will pay off extremely well. We will build and operate the marketplaces and meeting places for all the sectors and industries to meet and do business after the pandemic – our industry provides the fastest of all fast tracks to any economic recovery”, says Hattendorf.

No stranger to adaptation, exhibition venues around the world are meanwhile offering their support to the respective health sectors. “Many of our members are supporting the emergency response to the crisis in their respective cities, building temporary shelters and installing beds in case local hospitals are unable to cope with demand.  It is always humbling to see how our industry comes together in difficult times”, says Hattendorf.

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Other related UFI press release: 

UFI releases first global assessment of the economic impact that COVID-19 is having on trade shows and exhibitions

(来源:UFIOfficial)