CEIR Announces 2018 Second 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 second quarter of 2018. The performance of the industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, posted a moderate year-over-year gain of 1.6% (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, 2011Q1-2018Q2

Quarterly CEIR Total Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-over-Year Growth, 2011Q1-2018Q2

Figure 2: Quarterly CEIR Total Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry vs. Quarterly Real GDP, Year-over-Year Growth, 2008Q1-2018Q2Quarterly CEIR Total Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry vs. Quarterly Real GDP, Year-over-Year Growth, 2008Q1-2018Q2

“The growth of the exhibition industry should pick up the pace during the second half of the year as the economy remains strong despite uncertainties surrounding an escalating trade war and the political environment,” said CEIR Economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D., Chief Economist for Global Economic Consulting Associates, Inc.

政府; 工业/重型机械和成品业务投入; Sporting Goods, Travel and Amusement; 和 Raw Materials and Science 均实现了强劲的同比增长。相比之下, Financial, Legal and Real Estate教育 与去年同期相比有所下降。

All exhibition metrics in the second quarter posted positive year-over-year gains (Figures 3 and 4). Real revenues (nominal revenues adjusted for inflation) and attendees both posted the largest increase of 1.9%, followed by net square feet (NSF) which rose 1.8%, whereas exhibitors gained 0.7%.

Several industries have been in a secular decline including Business Services; Consumer Goods and Retail Trade; 教育; 和 Financial, Legal and Real Estate sectors. “Anemic growth in the number of exhibitors is in part attributable to secular downward trends evidenced in these sectors,” said CEIR CEO Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE. “Barring any other negative downward trends in the economy, and until any of these sectors stabilize, the overall growth for the industry will remain modest.”

Figure 3: Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-over-Year Growth, 2018Q2

Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-over-Year Growth, 2018Q2

Figure 4: Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-over-Year Growth, 2009-2018Q2

Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-over-Year Growth, 2009-2018Q2

CEIR 事件性能分析器 为展览组织者提供了一种工具来衡量活动在其领域以及整个行业中的表现。 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 for 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 exhibition industry.

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