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Predict, CEIR’s Annual Exhibition Industry Outlook Conference brings together executives in the B2B exhibitions industry to learn about and discuss emerging trends likely to impact trade shows and trade fairs three to five years out. The conference is designed with an outward looking approach, bringing in perspectives from forward-thinking experts to stretch one’s thinking.

This year’s program will focus on the economic, geopolitical and social issues and their likely impact into the future.

COVID-19 Statement:

CEIR recognizes we are living in extraordinary and difficult times. Even though our events may be on hold or being held virtually, our industry is a social one and enjoys learning from one another. It is our plan for CEIR to move forward with holding the CEIR Predict Conference at the MGM National Harbor, just outside of Washington, D.C.

The conference will be compressed to a one-day event to be held on Tuesday, 22 September, with physical distancing protocols in place. The in-person attendance will be limited to maintain distancing measures.

The MGM National Harbor has opened to guests and the property is following the MGM Resorts Seven-Point Safety Plan. CEIR staff is working closely with the property, with the top priority being the health and safety of attendees.

Just like everyone in the industry, we have built in a contingency and this year the conference will have a hybrid component. The online component will be open for anyone to listen in and participate.

View the recap video below to understand the value and impact of the CEIR Predict Conference.

Who Attended Predict 2019?

ABCOM Computer & AV Rentals

Access Intelligence LLC

American Foundry Society

American Gaming Association

American Geophysical Union

American Occupational Therapy Association

American Society for Microbiology

American Society of Nephrology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

American Sportfishing Association

American Traffic Safety Services Association

American Wind Energy Association

AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology

APCO International

ASIS International

Association for Talent Development

Association Forum

Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Auto Care Association


Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Center for Exhibition Industry Research

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

Choose Chicago

Clarion Events Ltd


CompuSystems Inc.

Corcoran Expositions Inc

CORT Trade Show Furnishings

Creative Expos & Conferences

CSG Creative

Emerald Expositions

Events Industry Council

Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA)

Experient, a Maritz Global Events Company

Experiential Designers & Producers Association (EDPA)




Global Economic Consulting Associates Inc

Harris Insights & Analytics/The Harris Poll

Helicopter Association International

Houston First

IEEE Computer Society

INDA – Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

Informa Markets

International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)

International City/County Management Association

International Sign Association

LCO Consulting

Lippman Connects

Map Your Show

Marijuana Business Daily

Material Handling Industry (MHI)

McCormick Place/SMG


Messe Frankfurt North America

Metacomet LLC

National Association of Broadcasters

National Association of Home Builders

National Catholic Educational Association

National Postal Forum

National Trade Productions, Inc.

New Orleans & Company

New Orleans Ernest N Morial Convention Center

Northstar Travel Media, LLC



Orange County Convention Center

Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS)


Premium Cigar Association

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)

Reed Exhibitions



SmithBucklin Corporation

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO)

Stax, Inc.

Stifel Fixed Income

Taffy Event Strategies

The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing (NACS)

The Expo Group

The Optical Society

Trade Show Executive Magazine


Universal Orlando Resort

University of Virginia – Darden School of Business

U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

Vault Consulting, LLC

Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

Visit Anaheim

Visit Baltimore

Visit Orlando

Visit Phoenix


Voices in Advocacy

Winsight Media