The general meeting of EMECA, European Major Exhibition Centres Association, was held at the Fair in Poznań on the October 21-22th. EMECA represents 22 leading trade fair centres and exhibition organizers in Europe. The current President of the organization is Maria Martinez. MTP has been a member of this prestigious group since 2004. The EMECA Association was founded in 1992 to focus the attention on how the industry exhibition influences the economic situation in individual European countries. Currently, in the exhibition areas of trade fair centres belonging to EMECA more than 1,800 exhibitions per year are carried out, with over 410,000 exhibitors and 42 million visitors on the surface area of nearly 37 million square metres.