CEIR Announces 2019 First Quarter 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 2019. The CEIR Total Index, a measure of exhibition industry performance, posted a decent year-over-year gain of 1.8% (see Figure 1) even though it under-performed the inflation-adjusted GDP (see Figure 2).

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

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

“The performance during the first quarter shows the resilience of the exhibition industry despite a government shutdown through most of January and 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.

Food; Raw Materials and Science; et Bâtiment, construction, maison et réparation tous ont enregistré de solides gains d’une année sur l’autre. En revanche, Consumer Goods and Retail Trade et Biens et services de consommation discrétionnaire ont enregistré des baisses d’une année sur l’autre.

All exhibition metrics in the first quarter posted positive year-over-year gains except exhibitors (Figures 3 and 4). Real revenues (nominal revenues adjusted for inflation) and attendees posted the largest increase of 4.1% and 2.2%, respectively. Net square feet (NSF) rose 1.5% and exhibitors dropped 0.4%.

Figure 3: Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-over-Year Growth, 2019Q1

Q1 2019 Index results

Figure 4: Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-over-Year Growth, 2009-2019Q1

historical index data

“The growth during the first quarter 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 Rapport sur l'indice CEIR 2019», a déclaré Cathy Breden, PDG du CEIR, CMP, CAE.

En plus d'établir l'index trimestriel des expositions, le CEIR propose également des outils d'analyse, un rapport annuel approfondi et une conférence de prospective. 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 in the overall industry. The CEIR Index Report provides an economic overview of the exhibition industry, including key indicators for growth. Together, these resources provide insights for developing business strategies and goals. The Rapport sur l'indice CEIR 2019 comprend des prévisions sur trois ans pour le secteur des expositions et des événements interentreprises.

Conférence annuelle du CEIR, Prédire, taking place at the MGM National Harbor on 16-17 September will address the most current forecast and how it is affecting the 14 industry sectors through a highly anticipated session.

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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