The Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) represents the interests of exhibitors, organisers and visitors at trade fairs. Its trade fair database, available at www.auma.de in four languages, provides information on dates, services and statistics on approximately 5,000 trade fairs in Germany and around the world. AUMA supports the marketing efforts of German organisers of trade fairs in Germany and abroad and promotes trade fairs as a marketing tool.
Together with the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology it organises the foreign trade fair programme of the Federal Republic of Germany which supports German exhibitors at trade fairs abroad.
It also promotes professional training and advanced training as well as exhibition research.
AUMA currently has 74 members, including 38 associations representing exhibitors and visitors from industry, as well as service providers and 36 organisers of trade fairs.