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CEIR Index Results Released for the Third Quarter of 2016

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has released the CEIR Index results for this year’s third quarter. The growth of trade shows in 2016Q3 slightly increased, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, posting a moderate year-on-year gain of 1.9% in the third quarter (see Figure 1), compared to 1.6% in the second quarter of 2016. Faster growth was primarily attributable to a rebound in attendees. It marked the twenty-fifth consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth.

CEIR Index Event Performer Analyzer Offers Exhibition Organizers Metrics for their Events as Compared to Overall Industry and Sector Results

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) offers its CEIR Index Event Performance Analyzer (IEPA), designed to provide organizers a benchmark for how their exhibition is performing against the CEIR Index metrics: Net Square Feet (NSF), Number of Exhibitors, Professional Attendance and Revenue. The IEPA also compares the exhibition versus the overall performance of the industry sector and the exhibition industry overall.