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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)

Latest CEIR Report Offers Critical Advice on Disengagement Techniques for Exhibit Booth Staff

Sep 16, 2014

DALLAS, 16 September 2014 – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announces the release of its latest Guru report, Once the Conversation is Over – It’s Over! Written by exhibit marketing expert Barry Siskind, this report reviews essential disengagement techniques to enable exhibit staff to effectively and positively conclude conversations with attendees.  (more)

CEIR Releases Second Quarter Results at CEIR Predict Conference

Sep 11, 2014

CHICAGO, 11 September 2014 – Today, at the CEIR Predict Conference, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released second quarter data collected for the annual CEIR Index report, and the results marked a modest year-on-year gain of 1.0 percent. All four metrics posted year-on-year gains with the strongest performance in Real Revenues, which rose 1.4 percent.  (more)

The Most Current Insights on Young Attendee Needs and Preferences Now Available

Aug 14, 2014

DALLAS, 14 August 2014 – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has teamed with the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) to produce its latest publication, 2014 Young Professional Attendee Needs and Preferences Study. This study provides a comprehensive overview of the latest insights on what young attendee business professionals are looking to experience when attending a business-to-business exhibition for their jobs as well as how they find out and decide which exhibitions to attend.  (more)

Savvy and Influential Speaker Line-Up Announced for Predict

Jul 29, 2014

DALLAS, 29 July 2014 – Unlike any other event for C-Level executives, the fourth annual Predict industry outlook conference focuses on the performance of the exhibitions and events industry and a look at what is forecasted for the next several years. Scheduled for 11 September 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, this year CEIR Predict takes on a new energizing format, with Ron Insana, host of a nationally-syndicated daily radio show and senior analyst and commentator for CNBC, hosting and facilitating conversations throughout the day. The program is designed for executive-level influencers in the industry featuring a highly-intensive and interactive program.  (more)

CEIR Reports on Exhibition Organizer Efforts to Attract and Retain Young Professionals

Jul 24, 2014

DALLAS, 24 July 2014 – Since 2009, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has conducted generational research to keep a pulse on what young professionals are looking for when they attend events, and how best to market to them. CEIR’s latest offering, Best Practices by Exhibition Organizers to Attract and Retain Young Professional Attendees, offers business-to-business exhibition management insights on how to effectively market to and retain young professionals who attend business-to-business exhibitions.  (more)