CEIR Announces 2018 First Quarter Index Results

El Centro de Investigación de la Industria de Exposiciones (CEIR) reports that the recent growth of the exhibition industry continued during the first quarter of 2018. The performance of the industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, posted a decent year-over-year gain of 1.8% (see Figure 1), even though it underperformed the macroeconomy (see Figure 2).

Figure 1: Quarterly CEIR Total Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-over-Year Growth, 2011Q1-2018Q1

CEIR 2018Q1 Index Figure 1

Figure 2: Quarterly CEIR Total Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry vs. Quarterly Real GDP, Year-over-Year Growth, 2008Q1-2018Q1

CEIR 2018Q1 Index Figure 2

“The increase in the first quarter supports our prediction that the exhibition industry will finally enter into an expansion phase in 2018 with the Total Index surpassing its previous peak,” said CEIR Economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D., Chief Economist for Global Economic Consulting Associates, Inc.

Edificación, Construcción, Hogar y Reparación; Maquinaria industrial/pesada e insumos comerciales terminados; y Gobierno todos registraron sólidas ganancias año tras año. A diferencia de, Bienes de consumo y comercio minorista y Educación registró caídas año tras año.

All exhibition metrics in the first quarter posted positive year-over-year gains (Figures 3 and 4). Real revenues (nominal revenues adjusted for inflation) posted the largest increase of 2.8%, followed by net square feet which rose 2.0%, whereas attendees and exhibitors gained 1.8% and 0.7%, respectively.

Figure 3: Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-over-Year Growth, 2018Q1

CEIR 2018Q1 Index Figure 3

Figure 4: Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-over-Year Growth, 2009-2018Q1

CEIR 2018Q1 Index Figure 4

“The first quarter of 2018 demonstrates that even in times when some sectors may be struggling, the total CEIR Index indicates the exhibitions industry is poised for steady growth,” said CEIR CEO Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE.

El Analizador de rendimiento de eventos CEIR provides exhibition organizers with a tool to measure how an event is performing in its sector, as well as the overall industry. The Informe del índice CEIR proporciona una descripción económica de la industria de exposiciones, incluidos indicadores clave para el crecimiento. En conjunto, estos recursos brindan información para desarrollar estrategias y objetivos comerciales.

El anual Conferencia de predicción CEIR, scheduled 13-14 September at the MGM National Harbor, will provide exhibition professionals with insights from Chief Economist Dr. Lindsey Piegza of Stifel Fixed Income. Dr. Piegza will help attendees understand the economic factors impacting the exhibitions industry.

Acerca del CEIR
El Centro de Investigación de la Industria de Exposiciones (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 actuales. necesidades emergentes de los clientes, mejorar el rendimiento de sus negocios 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