CEIR Announces 2019 Third Quarter Results

Exhibition Industry Continues to Grow Modestly

DALLAS, 12 December 2019 – El Centro de Investigación de la Industria de Exposiciones (CEIR) reports that growth of the exhibition industry continued during the third quarter of 2019. The CEIR Total Index, a measure of exhibition industry performance, posted a modest year-over-year gain of 0.6% (see Figure 1) even though it under-performed the overall economy as reflected in the inflation-adjusted GDP (see Figure 2). While the performance during the third quarter was weaker than the first two quarters of the year, it was a slight improvement over the same quarter in 2018 when it registered a year-over-year anemic gain of 0.2%.

Figure 1: Quarterly CEIR Total Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-over-Year Growth, 2011Q1-2019Q3

Figure 2: Quarterly CEIR Total Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry vs. Quarterly Real GDP, Year-over-Year Growth, 2008Q1-2019Q3

“The growth of the exhibition industry should pick up the pace moderately during the fourth quarter of the year through the first half of next year despite uncertainties surrounding trade negotiations with China and slowing world economic growth,” said CEIR Economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D., Chief Economist for Global Economic Consulting Associates, Inc.

Comunicaciones y Tecnología de la Información; Building, Construction, Home & Repair; y Food todos registraron sólidas ganancias año tras año. A diferencia de, Education; Discretionary Consumer Goods and Services; y Raw Materials and Science registró caídas año tras año.

All exhibition metrics in the third quarter posted positive year-over-year gains except net square feet (NSF) (Figures 3 and 4). Real revenues (nominal revenues adjusted for inflation) and exhibitors posted the largest increases of 1.7% and 0.6%, respectively. Attendees rose a modest 0.5% and net square feet (NSF) dropped 0.3%.

Figure 3: Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-over-Year Growth, 2019Q3

Figure 4: Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-over-Year Growth, 2009-2019Q3

“In line with the macroeconomy, the growth of the exhibition industry has continued but at a slower pace,” said CEIR CEO Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, CEM. “The growth during the first three quarters indicates that the exhibition industry is on track to register a ninth consecutive year of growth, albeit slowing growth as was forecasted by our economist in the Informe del índice CEIR 2019."

Además de compilar el índice de exposición trimestral, CEIR también ofrece herramientas analíticas, un informe anual en profundidad y una conferencia sobre perspectivas. El Analizador de rendimiento de eventos CEIR proporciona a los organizadores de exposiciones una herramienta para medir el rendimiento de un evento en su sector, así como en la industria en general. El Informe del índice CEIR provides an economic overview of the exhibition industry, including key indicators for growth, and includes a three-year forecast for the business-to-business exhibitions and events industry. Together, these resources provide insights for developing business strategies and goals.

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