About Us

ISFCERT is the first Italian institute for the certification of trade fair statistics for trade fairs that take place on the Italian territory and abroad.

Founded in 2005 by the will of AEFI, CFI, CFT (the Italian associations representing the national trade fair industry) and Unioncamere (Italian Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture), to meet the need for certainty and transparency of trade fairs’ statistical      data      for the benefit of trade fair users from       international markets.

The ISFCERT certification system, synonymous with      transparency and guarantee, is developed in accordance with the Italian regulations and with the international protocols ISO 25639: 2008 and UFI. It uses       a rigorous method of data collection, certifying the quality of the trade fair’s product and the processes connected to it, according to the most widespread international standards in force.

ISFCERT is the first certification body accredited by ACCREDIA according to ISO 25639: 2008

ISFCERT is an associate member of the Union des Foires Internationales (UFI)


ISFCERT certifies the fundamental information in relation  to trade fairs in order to:

  • promote the trade fair industry internationally by encouraging the use of the standard for measuring trade fair statistics ISO25639: 2008;
  • protect the right to have concrete and precise information for those attending trade fairs in order to know the real value of the event;
  • strengthen the credibility and the ranking of trade fairs on the national and international markets
  • create a feeling of trust in the trade fair event from foreign participants



  • number of visitors and visits
  • number of  foreign and domestic visitors
  • number of general and/or trade visitors


  • number of exhibitors
  • number of main exhibitors, co- exhibitors, represented companies
  • number of foreign and domestic exhibitors

Exhibition area:

  • measurement and type of the rented exhibition area
  • measurement of the exhibition area occupied by the event
  • number of congress events, seminars, workshops, etc

Conference activity:

  • number of congress events, seminars, workshops, etc

Certification is the only tool that endorses the transparency and impartiality of trade fair statistics.
The certified data are the guarantee of the real value of the events.