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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)

Marina Gorbis to Deliver Keynote Address at CEIR Predict 2014

Jun 23, 2014

DALLAS, 23 June 2014 - The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announces Marina Gorbis, international speaker, consultant and author, will deliver the keynote address at its fourth annual industry outlook conference, Predict, to be held on 11 September 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago.  (more)

First Annual CEIR Golf Classic at IMEX America Announced

Jun 9, 2014

DALLAS, 9 June 2014 – Today, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announces it will hold its first annual CEIR Golf Classic during IMEX America on 13 October in Las Vegas at the Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev. This buyer-seller event serves the overall travel, tourism, meetings, conventions and hospitality industries which benefit from the analysis of the performance of the exhibitions industry research that CEIR provides throughout the year.  (more)