2014 CEIR Index Results Released

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Breaking News: 2014 CEIR Index Results Released
Exhibition Industry Continues Upward Climb

DALLAS, 13 April 2015 – Today, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released the Informe del índice CEIR. El Índice CEIR analyzes the 2014 exhibition industry and provides a future outlook for the next three years. In 2014, the Total Index increased by a moderate 1.8% for the year as a whole, one percentage point higher than in 2013 and just slightly below the 2.0% forecasted growth.

CEIR Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry
2015.04.13 CEIR Figure 2.22


CEIR Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Percent Change
2015.04.13 CEIR Figure 2.23

According to CEIR's President & CEO, Brian Casey, CEM, “the best performing sectors in 2014 were the Financial, Legal and Real Estate (FN) and Building, Construction, Home and Repair (HM) sectors, which respectively gained 5.2% and 5.1%. Alternately, the weakest exhibition sector was Education (ED), where the index declined by 3.0%”.

CEIR Index by Industry, Percent Change, 2014
2015.04.13 CEIR Figure 2.24

“We are optimistic for the performance of the industry overall this year. Economic and job growth should continue to drive expansion in exhibitions,” said CEIR Economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D., Chief Economist for Global Economic Consulting Associates, Inc.

The overall CEIR index is forecast to grow at a relatively robust rate of 2.8%, a full percentage point higher than the 2014 rate. Over 2016 and 2017, CEIR expects the overall exhibition industry to continue to grow strongly, albeit at a slower pace. The current projection shows growth at 2.4% in 2016 and 2.0% in 2017. Notably, this performance represents the fastest sustained growth in the history of the Índice CEIR. By 2017, the Total index of the overall exhibition industry is expected to reach about 1.0% below its previous peak in 2007.

As an objective measure of the annual performance of the exhibition industry, the Índice CEIR measures year-over-year changes in four key metrics to determine overall performance: Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space Sold; Professional Attendance; Number of Exhibiting Companies; and Gross Revenue. The Índice CEIR provides data on exhibition industry performance across 14 key industry sectors: Business Services; Consumer Goods; Discretionary Consumer Goods and Services; Education; Food; Financial, Legal and Real Estate; Government; Building, Construction, Home and Repair; Industrial/Heavy Machinery and Finished Business Outputs; Communications and Information Technology; Medical and Health Care; Raw Materials and Science; Sporting Goods, Travel and Entertainment; and Transportation.

After its initial release, a forecast update of the Índice will be presented at the CEIR Predict conference on 16-17 September 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Exhibition organizers who contributed data to the Index will receive the Índice with the Introduction and Methodology, the Macro Economy and Overall Exhibition Industry, and the sector report in which their event(s) fall. haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre cómo comprar el completo Informe del índice CEIR. For more information about contributing to the Index or about the Predict conference, visit www.ceir.org/predict.

“This year's Predict will delve deeper than ever before into the relationship between the overall U.S. economy and how the exhibition industry plays into it,” said 2015 CEIR Chairman Britton Jones, President & CEO of Business Journals, Inc. “Attendees will learn about innovative approaches to adapting their business models, marketing and strategic plans to maximize the forecast for the next three years.”

CEIR sincerely appreciates the support it has received from sponsors of this year's Índice:

Title Sponsor:
Choose Chicago

Partner Sponsor:
Hombre libre

Visionary Sponsors:
Global Experience Specialists (GES)
SMG/McCormick Place
Visit Houston

Collaborator Sponsor:
Visit Orlando/Orange County Convention Center

Associate Sponsors:
Global Spectrum
Autoridad de Visitantes y Convenciones de Las Vegas
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Messe Frankfurt GmBH
National Trade Productions
New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Reed Exhibitions
Ungerboek Software International

Contributor Sponsors:
a2z, inc.
Access Intelligence
CORT Furniture
Georgia World Congress Center
Hargrove, Inc.
IAEE New York Area Chapter
IAEE Washington, D.C. Chapter
Kuehne & Nagel, Inc.
Oscar Einzig Productions

For more information about the Índice CEIR or CEIR Predict, contact Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP or call +1 (972) 687-9201.

Acerca del 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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Gerente Sr. de Relaciones Públicas/Comunicaciones
+1 (972) 687-9226