Overall, companies from Europe dominate the rankings of exhibition firms with revenues over EUR 100 million. Just five of 31 companies have their headquarters outside of Europe: Emerald Expositions (USA) in 12th place, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in 15th, Coex (Korea) in 16th, Tokyo Big Sight in 20th and SNIEC Shanghai in 28th.
Of the exhibition companies with revenues of over EUR 100 million, eight are headquartered in Germany and seven in the UK.
After the British organisers Reed Exhibitions (EUR 1.183 billion) and UBM (EUR 855.5 million), Messe Frankfurt was the third-ranked company with revenues of EUR 647.8 million, followed by the French venue operator, organiser and exhibition service provider GL Events, which posted revenues of EUR 456 million. Three further German organisers occupied the places 8, 9 and 10: Deutsche Messe AG Hanover with revenues of EUR 329.3 million, Koelnmesse with EUR 321.2 million and Messe Düsseldorf with EUR 302.0 million.