CEIR Announces 2017 First Quarter Index Results

El Centro de Investigación de la Industria de Exposiciones (CEIR) reports that growth of the exhibition industry during the first quarter of 2017 resumed after a temporary setback in the fourth quarter of 2016. The performance of the industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, posted a moderate year-over-year gain of 1.6% (see Figure 1). However, the industry has continued to underperform the macroeconomy (see Figure 2).

Figura 1: Índice total CEIR trimestral para la industria de exposiciones en general,
Year-over-Year Growth, 2011Q1-2017Q1

CEIR 2017Q1 Index Results Figure 1

Figure 2: Quarterly CEIR Total Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry vs. Quarterly Real GDP,
Year-over-Year Growth, 2008Q1-2017Q1

CEIR 2017Q1 Index Results Figure 2

“The increase in the first quarter validates our prediction that economic fundamentals still point to moderate growth for the exhibition industry,” said CEIR Economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D., Chief Economist for Global Economic Consulting Associates, Inc.

El Alimento; Edificación, Construcción, Hogar y Reparación; Comunicaciones y Tecnología de la Información; y Gobierno sectors registered robust year-over-year gains. In sharp contrast, Education and Non-profit; Bienes de consumo y comercio minorista; y Servicios de negocios registró caídas año tras año. Materias primas y ciencia, which was the weakest sector in 2016, has started to stabilize as attendance rebounded sharply.

Figura 3: Métricas CEIR trimestrales para la industria de exposiciones en general,
Year-over-Year Growth, 2017Q1

CEIR 2017Q1 Index Results Figure 3

Figura 4: Métricas CEIR trimestrales para la industria de exposiciones en general,
Year-over-Year Growth, 2009-2017Q1

CEIR 2017Q1 Index Results Figure 4

“I am pleased to see attendance rebound in Q1 and am optimistic both attendance and the CEIR Total Index will continue to grow, despite uncertainty in the marketplace,” said CEIR CEO Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE.

El Informe del índice CEIR was developed to provide an objective measure of the annual performance of the exhibition industry. The Informe del índice CEIR measures year-over-year changes in four key metrics including:

  • Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space Sold
  • Professional Attendance
  • Number of Exhibiting Companies
  • Total Event Gross Revenue

In addition to providing percentage changes for each metric year-over-year going back to 2013, the full report provides readers with forecasts for 2017 through 2019. Additionally, market size estimates for number of exhibitors, number of attendees, total net square footage and event gross revenue are reported for the exhibition industry overall as well as for each of the 14 sectors tracked in this report. haga clic aquí for more information on the Informe del índice CEIR.

Predecir: Conferencia Anual de Perspectivas de CEIR will be held 14-15 September 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. The event provides an outlook on the global economy and the exhibition industry’s performance. Visit www.ceir.org/predict para más detalles.

Acerca del CEIR
CEIR sirve para promover el crecimiento, la conciencia y el valor de las exposiciones y otros eventos de marketing presenciales mediante la producción y entrega de herramientas de investigación basadas en el conocimiento que permiten a las organizaciones interesadas mejorar su capacidad para satisfacer las necesidades actuales y emergentes de los clientes y mejorar su desempeño comercial. y fortalecer su posición competitiva. Para obtener información adicional, visite www.ceir.org.

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Consultas de los medios:
María Tucker
+1(972) 687-9226
mtucker@ceir.org