The Certification


In a broadly globalized and highly competitive trade fair system, those who participate both as exhibitors and visitors increasingly need to compare, evaluate and choose suitable and optimal trade fair events for their business, documented through reliable and comparable data.

The certification attests that a service or product is in compliance with a specific regulation that establishes its requirements.

The ISFCERT certification system, developed in accordance with the regional regulations relating to the national fair system and the international UFI and ISO protocols, uses a rigorous data collection methodology that allows the most reliable transparency in what fairs have to offer.

The ISFCERT brand thus  becomes a synonym of transparency and guarantee.


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.