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Areas of Study

An annual assessment is conducted to identify the research needs of the exhibition industry. While the CEIR board of directors ultimately determines the specific research projects, the research council makes recommendations.

The Foundation is currently focusing on research topics consistent with its core goals and mission. These include:

Third-Party Research

CEIR also considers partnerships with external organizations to develop areas of research that benefit the exhibition industry such as:

If you are interested in discussing a third-party research opportunity, please contact us.

Meet the CEIR Research Council

2020 Research Council Chair

Ian K. Sequeira

Vice President, Research & Measurement

Freeman

Colette Apke, CMP

Assistant Director, Sponsorships & Exhibits

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Jeff Calore

Portfolio Director of Event Services

SmithBucklin

Sacha Carey, CEM

Senior Director, Exhibitions & Advertising

Water Environment Federation

Arjun Chakravarti

Senior Vice President, Analytics and Insights Solutions

GES

Dan Corcoran

Chief Operations Officer

Corcoran Expositions

Richard Curran

President & CEO

Expo Convention Contractors

Brian Cuthbert

Group Vice President

Diversified Communications

James Goddu

Director, Market Intelligence

Reed Exhibitions, US

Jennifer Hoff, CEM

President

Taffy Event Strategies

Jackie James

Group Director

Informa Markets

Laurie Kamal

Vice President, Finance

Mirror Show Management

Christine M. Klein

Senior Vice President, Meetings, Divisions & Partnerships

National Defense Industrial Association

Thad Lurie, CAE

Vice President, Business Intelligence and Performance

Experient, a Maritz Global Events Company

Brad Mayne, CVE

President & CEO

International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)

Toby Purdy

Chief Sales Officer

The Expo Group

Rich Stone

CEO

ACT/EXPOCAD

Rich Vallaster III, CEM

Director of Client Relations & Support

a2z by Personify

Carrie Ferenac, Ex-Officio, Chairperson, 2020 CEIR Board of Directors

President

CNTV

CEIR Staff

Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, CEM

CEO

CEIR

Nancy Drapeau, PRC

Vice President of Research

CEIR