Accredia was appointed by the Italian government to attest the competence, independence and impartiality of Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) which verify the conformity to the standards of goods and services.

All European countries have an accreditation body which operates in line with the requirements of Regulation EC 765/2008 and with the international standard ISO/IEC 17011.

Accreditation attests the competence, independence and impartiality of certification, inspection, verification bodies, and testing and calibration laboratories; accreditation ensures their suitability to assess the conformity of goods and services to the rules set down by the voluntary and obligatory standards.

Accredia is a recognized association operating on a non-profit basis under the vigilance of the Ministry of Economic Development which is the national reference authority for accreditation.

Accredia has three departments – Certification and Inspection, Testing Laboratories, and Calibration Laboratories, and it carries out constant and thorough surveillance of all accredited CABs.

Accredia’s role

The accreditation body is an impartial authority working for the interests of the public to ensure that the services provided by CABs are trustworthy.

As an independent third party, Accredia makes sure that accredited CABs observe the standards and that the declarations of conformity they issue constitute a guarantee, protecting the environment and the health and safety of citizens.

The use by institutions, businesses and consumers of accredited conformity assessment services strengthens trust in the quality and safety of the goods and services available on the market.


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.