SOCIETY FOR VOLUNTARY CONTROL OF FAIR AND EXHIBITION STATISTICS
FKM, the Society for the Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics, was founded in 1965. It made the comparability and reliability of trade-fair statistics one of its basic principles right from the start.
It developed uniform rules for the collection of exhibitor, space and visitor statistics as well as for visitor profiles and allows compliance with the rules to be monitored by a public accountant. After all, for an exhibitor or visitor, serious planning is only possible if they can be sure that existing data has been collected over time and in comparison with other trade fairs according to uniform definitions. For example, if you do not know how a trade fair organizer counts the numbers of visitors or whether specific quality standards are observed when conducting visitor surveys, statistical material must be treated with caution.
Each year almost 70 organizers of some 300 trade fairs and exhibitions are subject to audits by FKM. LASER World of PHOTONICS is also evaluated by FKM.
For additional information, please refer to the FKM homepage: FKM