CEIR Announces 2017 First Quarter Index Results

Le Centre de recherche sur l'industrie des expositions (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).

Figure 1: Quarterly CEIR Total Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry,
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.

Le Nourriture; Bâtiment, construction, maison et réparation; Technologies des communications et de l’information; et Gouvernement sectors registered robust year-over-year gains. In sharp contrast, Education and Non-profit; Biens de consommation et commerce de détail; et Business Services ont enregistré des baisses d’une année sur l’autre. Matières premières et science, which was the weakest sector in 2016, has started to stabilize as attendance rebounded sharply.

Figure 3: Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry,
Year-over-Year Growth, 2017Q1

CEIR 2017Q1 Index Results Figure 3

Figure 4: Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry,
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.

Le Rapport sur l'indice CEIR was developed to provide an objective measure of the annual performance of the exhibition industry. The Rapport sur l'indice 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. Cliquez ici for more information on the Rapport sur l'indice CEIR.

Prédiction : Conférence annuelle sur les perspectives du 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 pour plus de détails.

À propos du CEIR
Le CEIR sert à faire progresser la croissance, la notoriété et la valeur des expositions et autres événements de marketing en face à face en produisant et en fournissant des outils de recherche basés sur les connaissances qui permettent aux organisations parties prenantes d'améliorer leur capacité à répondre aux besoins actuels et émergents des clients et d'améliorer leurs performances commerciales. et renforcer leur position concurrentielle. Pour plus d'informations, visitez www.ceir.org.

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