By Eric Misic VP of Business Development Bear Analytics, a data analytics provider to the exhibitions industry Data is a valuable asset for many organizations in our space. Our industry is buzzing with talk about “Big Data” and event organizers have never had more data at their disposal—from app data, to session scans and traffic […]
By Nancy Drapeau, PRC, CEIR Research Director A recent AdAge article reported Walmart is the favorite retailer among Millennials, based on Infoscout data on purchase activity. This article quotes Walmart’s CMO Stephen Quinn admitting, “That kind of shocks a lot of people, including inside the company.” The value-driven shopping nature of Millennials is not a […]
By Mary TuckerCEIR Blog Manager On 11 September 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, the exhibition industry’s top strategists and influencers will convene for CEIR Predict, a one-day, highly intensive, highly interactive program that takes a hard look at what the industry can expect through 2016. In addition to a new, journalistic approach (see 2014 […]
By Reagan Cook Momentum requires a direction and some speed, and our industry has lacked both in the past five years. Fortunately, the 2014 CEIR Index report indicates that momentum is building in the exhibition industry. The report shows there’s more strength in the business sectors, and in years ahead it will look much stronger […]
By Susan Brower, CEM Vice President, Marketing & Communications This week, more than 100 attendees participated in the industry’s first Exhibitions Day in Washington, D.C. and its collaborating organizations – CEIR, IAEE, EDPA, ESCA, IAVM, SISO and U.S. Travel Association – concluded its initial success and lasting impact. As with any legislative fly-in, there were […]
By Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP CEIR Managing Director The American Society of Association Executives Foundation, in conjunction with Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, The Center for Hospitality Research recently released a research paper, Current and Emerging Trends of Tradeshows, An Assessment of Stakeholders’ Preferences. The paper examines the core reasons for both attendees and […]
By Mary Tucker CEIR Blog Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Exhibitions Day Co-Chairs Chris Brown and Megan Tanel, CEM continue their talk with CEIR about the advocacy initiative taking place 16-17 June 2014 in Washington, D.C. Visit www.exhibitionsday.org for more information.
By Mary Tucker CEIR Blog Manager email@example.com Exhibitions Day Co-Chairs Chris Brown and Megan Tanel, CEM talk with CEIR about the initiative taking place 16-17 June 2014 in Washington, D.C. Visit www.exhibitionsday.org for more information.
Mary Tucker CEIR Blog Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Whether the U.S. government officials in generating commerce “get it” or not, exhibitions and events play a big role in the grand scheme of the U.S. economy. Small start-ups to large corporations who are launching new products participate in trade shows because they make good business sense.Countless reports from […]
By Nancy Drapeau, PRC, Research Director On any work day, a business-to-business exhibition is likely taking place somewhere in America. Events come in many shapes and sizes, from small, regional events to the largest in the world. The channel is a mirror image of the diversity of the U.S. economy. Exhibitions exist for farmers, medical […]