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BREAKING NEWS: New CEIR Study Cuts through Big Data Hype

Mar 23, 2015

DALLAS, 23 March 2015 – Today, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced the release of two reports from a groundbreaking study on data analytics practices among business-to-business exhibition organizers. The first report, Use of Analytics by Today's Business-to-Business Exhibition Organizers, documents overall trends in use of analytics. The second report, The Roads Traveled to Data Driven Decision-making tells the data analytics journey of 12 different exhibition organizers in case studies.  (more)

CEIR Releases 2014 Fourth Quarter Results

Mar 4, 2015

DALLAS, 4 March 2015 – Today, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released fourth quarter data collected for the annual CEIR Index report. The performance of the business-to-business exhibition industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, continued to improve during the fourth quarter of 2014. The fourth quarter of 2014 marked the eighteenth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth. However, the growth decelerated from a revised year-on-year gain of 2.3% in the third quarter to 1.7% (see Figure 1).  (more)

BREAKING NEWS: CEIR Releases Marketing Spend Decision Report

Mar 3, 2015

Dallas, 3 March 2015 – Today, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced the release of its latest report, The Marketing Spend Decision. This study profiles marketing channel spending of business-to-business exhibitors from small to large-sized organizations, across all exhibition industry sectors.  (more)

Latest CEIR Report Offers Exhibitors Comprehensive Exhibition and Event Selection Process Approach

Feb 3, 2015

DALLAS, 3 February 2015 – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announces the release of its latest Guru report, The Right Place to Exhibit – A Strategic Approach. Written by internationally renowned exhibit marketing expert Barry Siskind, this report provides a comprehensive framework for new and veteran exhibitors to use when building or evaluating an exhibit program.  (more)

CEIR Quick Reference Guide Identifies Attendee Preferences by Industry Sector

Jan 21, 2015

DALLAS, 21 January, 2015 – Today, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced the release of its Quick Guide on Attendee Preferences by Industry Sector, a useful tool for planning marketing strategies to targeted attendees.  (more)

CEIR Releases Third Quarter Results

Dec 16, 2014

DALLAS, 16 December 2014 – Today, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released third quarter data collected for the annual CEIR Index report. Performance of the business to business exhibition industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, continued to improve during the third quarter of 2014. The growth accelerated from a revised year-on-year gain of 1.3% in the second quarter to 1.8% (see Figure 1). The third quarter of 2014 marked the seventeenth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth. Nonetheless, the growth of the exhibition industry index lagged a bit behind GDP growth for the second straight quarter, in contrast to the previous two quarters (2014Q1 and 2013Q4) where exhibitions grew a bit faster than GDP.  (more)

CEIR Releases Update of How the Exhibit Dollar is Spent

Dec 5, 2014

PALM HARBOR, Fla., 5 December 2014 – Today, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) President & CEO Brian Casey, CEM announced the release of How the Exhibit Dollar is Spent, a popular report last updated in 2012. This announcement was made at a keynote address at ACCESS 2014, the annual conference for the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA), the sponsor of this study.  (more)

CEIR Foundation Announces 2014 Helen Brett Scholars

Oct 30, 2014

DALLAS, 30 October 2014 – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) Foundation congratulates the recipients of the 2014 Helen Brett™ Scholarship awards: Taylor Dudley, Hope Mckendry, Abigail Rubin and Kathleen Sands. The Helen Brett™ Scholarship was established by Robert Kolinek, CEM, CMP, and named for his grandmother, Helen Brett, who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist individuals who are exploring the study of exhibitions and events management with the end goal of advancing their career in this field.  (more)

CEIR Foundation Raises $175,000 in Recent Fundraising Efforts

Oct 9, 2014

Dallas, 9 October 2014 – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) today announced a substantial increase in contributions due to recent fundraising efforts. What began as a personal email to a list of exhibition industry colleagues requesting financial support of the CEIR Foundation, quickly turned into a two-day challenge resulting in $175,000 in pledges. Each time a pledge was received, a challenge was issued for others to pledge support to the CEIR Foundation.  (more)