Industry Associations

The MCH Group is member of various national, European and global industry associations. The associations promote the networking and the exchange of information in our industry. They make valuable contributions to the further development of our industry and the representation of its interests in the economic, political and social environment.

EXPO EVENT Swiss LiveCom Association

EXPO EVENT Swiss LiveCom Association is the Swiss industry association that promotes the concerns of the live communication industry. EXPO EVENT brings together all the players in the entire LiveCom sector under one umbrella association: exhibition and event organisers, operators of trade fair and event infrastructures, event agencies, stand builders, event technology companies, caterers, suppliers and other service providers. Roman Imgrüth, Managing Director Swiss Events at the MCH Group, was elected to the Expo Event Board in August 2022.

EMECA – European Major Exhibition Centers Association

The European Major Exhibition Centres Association EMECA unites 24 leading exhibition venues in Europe. It was formed in 1992 to focus attention on the economic impact that the exhibition industry achieves throughout Europe. The EMECA exhibition centres strive to provide exhibitors and visitors with an excellent infrastructure and first-class information networks.

UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

UFI is the leading global association of the world’s tradeshow organisers and exhibition centre operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry. UFI’s main goal is to represent, promote and support the business interests of its members and the exhibition industry. 802 member organisations in 88 countries and regions around the world are presently signed up as members.

AIPC – International Association of Congress Centers

AIPC represents a global network of more than 185 leading congress centers in 60 countries with the active involvement of more than 900 management-level professionals. AIPC is committed to encouraging, supporting and recognizing excellence in convention center management, based on the diverse experience and expertise of its international membership, and maintains a full range of educational, research, networking and standards programs to achieve this.

ICCA – International Congress & Convention Association

ICCA – the International Congress and Convention Association – is the global association leader for the international meetings industry, offering data, education, communication channels, and business development and networking opportunities. Since its establishment in 1963, ICCA represents the world’s top destinations and most experienced suppliers and comprises of over 1,100 members in almost 100 countries and territories worldwide.