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The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announces it will present a special session on Presidential Politics, Pop Culture & the Press during Predict: CEIR’s Annual Exhibition Industry Outlook Conference this 14-15 September in Washington, D.C.

The political landscape is in the midst of serious upheaval. Behavioral trends and technological innovations are evolving at lightning speed. Consumers are more sophisticated; employees are more discriminating and the media more influential than ever before. Vincent Polito will explore these issues with media executives charged with covering the events shaping the world around us. The following leaders will share their insights on how today’s headlines should be influencing tomorrow’s business decisions:

  • Robert Bierman, Principal, Tiny World Media
  • Kevin Daum, Media Strategist, Author
  • Brian Kelly, Assistant Managing Editor, U.S. News & World Report
  • Daniel Lippman, Associate Editor for States & Reporter, POLITICO

“The exhibitions industry, and the professionals who comprise it, have valuable lessons to learn from the current events that are shaping our world,” said Vincent Polito, owner and principal of mdg. “From a growing discontent for the status quo to the ways in which technology and social media are shifting the balance of power in society to the changing skill set employers are requiring from the next generation of workers, this session will focus on the relevant insights that should be influencing our organizations and our events,” noted Polito. 

Predict: CEIR’s Annual Exhibition Industry Outlook Conference will be held 14-15 September 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. This executive-level event is a highly-intensive and interactive program where speakers will engage attendees by providing a forecast for the CEIR Index’s 14 industry sectors for the remainder of this year and through 2018. Other sessions to be presented at Predict include Leveraging the Power of Strategic Data Visualization; Future Forward: How Technology and Data Will Shift Industry and Live Events; and Tech Trends That Are Transforming the Event World. Read about the sessions and speakers here.

The 2016 CEIR Index Report provides an objective measure of the annual performance of the exhibition industry by measuring year-over-year changes in four key metrics: NSF of exhibit space sold, professional attendance, number of exhibiting companies and total event gross revenue. It details performance for 14 industry sectors and the overall industry using data from 2002 through 2015 with a predictive forecast through 2018. Purchase a copy of the 2016 CEIR Index Report from the CEIR website.

Click here to apply for CEIR Predict 2016. Watch video coverage from last year’s conference here.

CEIR would like to thank this year’s sponsors of Predict:

Partner Sponsors

Freeman
Global Experience Specialists (GES)

Visionary Sponsors

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
Visit Houston

Collaborator Sponsors

a2z, Inc.
McCormick Place/SMG
Orange County Convention Center
Visit Orlando

Associate Sponsors

Convention News Television (CNTV)
Experient
Fern
National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP)
Messe Frankfurt
New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Expo Group
Ungerboeck Software

Contributor Sponsors

4imprint
Access Intelligence
Choose Chicago
CMAC
CORT
Destination DC
Fantail
Georgia World Congress Center
Hargrove
IAEE DC Chapter
Map Your Show
Oscar & Associates
Reed Exhibitions
Trade Show Ready
tvsdesign

About CEIR
CEIR provides industry-leading research on the North American exhibitions and events industry globally which optimizes performance, increases engagement, and addresses emerging customer needs. For additional information, visit www.ceir.org.

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Media Inquiries:
Mary Tucker
+1 (972) 687-9226
mtucker@ceir.org