CEIR Announces 2018 First Quarter Index Results

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

Bâtiment, construction, maison et réparation; Machines industrielles/lourdes et intrants commerciaux finis; et Gouvernement tous ont enregistré de solides gains d’une année sur l’autre. En revanche, Biens de consommation et commerce de détail et Éducation ont enregistré des baisses d’une année sur l’autre.

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.

Le Analyseur de performances d'événements CEIR provides exhibition organizers with a tool to measure how an event is performing in its sector, as well as the overall industry. The Rapport sur l'indice CEIR provides an economic overview of the exhibition industry, including key indicators for growth. Together, these resources provide insights for developing business strategies and goals.

L'annuaire Conférence de prévision du 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.

À propos du CEIR
Le Centre de recherche sur l'industrie des expositions (CEIR) sert à faire progresser la croissance, la notoriété et la valeur des expositions et autres événements 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 besoins émergents des clients, améliorer leurs performances commerciales et renforcer leur position concurrentielle. Pour plus d'informations, visitez www.ceir.org.

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