CEIR Announces 2018 First Quarter Index Results

展览业研究中心(欧盟环境影响评估中心) 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.

建筑、施工、家居和维修; 工业/重型机械和成品业务投入; 和 政府 均实现了强劲的同比增长。相比之下, Consumer Goods and Retail Trade教育 与去年同期相比有所下降。

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.

CEIR 事件性能分析器 provides exhibition organizers with a tool to measure how an event is performing in its sector, as well as the overall industry. The CEIR 指数报告 provides an economic overview of the exhibition industry, including key indicators for growth. Together, these resources provide insights for developing business strategies and goals.

年度 CEIR 预测会议, 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.

展览业研究中心 (CEIR) 致力于通过制作和提供基于知识的研究工具来促进展览和其他面对面营销活动的增长、知名度和价值,这些工具使利益相关者组织能够提高满足当前和新兴客户需求的能力,提高业务绩效并增强竞争地位。有关更多信息,请访问 www.ceir.org.


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