The Founding members of the Business & Exhibition Research and Development Institute are:
The International Fair of Thessaloniki (TIF) – HELEXPO
The University Research Institute (URI) of the University of Macedonia
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Thessaloniki (TCCI)
The Chamber of Small and Medium Sized Industries of Thessaloniki (VETH)
The Union of Hellenic Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UHCCI)
The reason for the participation of the above Institutions as founding members is that they are all directly or indirectly involved in the exhibition market through their members that represent most of the known business sectors, as well as through their contacts and relations with similar Institutions all over Greece and internationally.