The establishment of the Russian National Exhibition Rating was initiated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (RF CCI) and the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (RUEF). The technical operator is RussCom IT Systems, which is the official exhibition statistics auditor in Russia and the CIS countries, authorized by the RUEF and accredited by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI). Its audit results are recognized by the Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics (FKM, Germany).
The rating participants are exhibitions which have passed the exhibition statistics audit, i.e. a procedure in which an independent auditor confirms the following data: net space, and the number of visitors, exhibitors, and participating countries. An audit in compliance with the UFI rules guarantees accuracy of these figures, and they serve as reliable guidance for potential exhibitors and visitors when comparing and selecting exhibitions.
Once an exhibition has passed the exhibition statistics audit, it automatically becomes a rating participant.
The rating is compiled at the beginning of each calendar year, and it includes all the exhibitions audited last year and/or the year before the last year.
Thus, the exhibition audit results represent credible and reliable information about exhibitions, and the Russian National Exhibition Rating is a simple and available tool for selecting the most effective ones.