Friday, September 26, 2014

CEIR reports moderate growth in U.S. exhibition industry

News this week: Earlier this month, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released its index report on the second quarter performance of the U.S. exhibition industry. The U.S. exhibition industry grew just 1% year-on-year.

According to CEIR, all four key industry metrics of their index (net square feet sold, number of attendees, number of exhibitors and event revenues) recorded some year-on-year growth, led by event revenues with a modest 1.4% increase.

In terms of industry sector, the leading sectors in the first half of the year were food (up 6.2%), discretional goods & services (up 5.4%), and communications & information technology (up 4.3%).

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