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About the Index

The 2019 CEIR Index Report is an established and trusted tool for exhibition industry professionals.

It is designed to be representative of the entire universe of business-to-business exhibitions in North America, and includes geometrical averaging of the four component values – NSF, Exhibitor, Attendance and Revenue, predictions through 2021 and data tables that provide actual numbers for each metric in each sector.

Additionally, each of the further-defined 14 industry sectors allows organizers to compare their own show data to others in the same industry sector. Global Economic Consulting Associates, Inc. (GECA) provided the data analysis for the Index.

Industry sectors include:

Building, Construction, Home and Repair (HM)

Machinery and Finished Business Inputs (ID)

Discretionary Consumer Goods and Services (CS)

Communications and Information Technology (IT)

Transportation (TX)

Food (FD)

Sporting Goods, Travel, and Amusement (ST)

Financial, Legal and Real Estate (FN)

Consumer Goods and Retail Trade (CG)

Medical and Health Care (MD)

Business Services (BZ)

Education (ED)

Raw Materials and Science (RM)

Government (GV)

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2018 CEIR Index Report: An Analysis of the 2017 Exhibition Industry and Future Outlook (FULL Report - PDF)

Interested in receiving a free copy of the Index? Submit Your Show Data!

As an established and trusted tool for exhibition and event professionals, the Index is representative of the entire universe of business to business exhibitions and includes geometric averaging of the four metrics – NSF, Exhibitors, Attendees and Revenue as well as a predictive element for the upcoming years. Please submit your event data annually and receive your sector report once the report is available. The information is submitted through a third party to maintain confidentiality.

Submit your show information here.