CEIR Foundation Raises $175,000 in Recent Fundraising Efforts


CEIR Foundation Raises $175,000 in Recent Fundraising Efforts

Dallas, 9 October 2014 – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) today announced a substantial increase in contributions due to recent fundraising efforts. What began as a personal email to a list of exhibition industry colleagues requesting financial support of the CEIR Foundation, quickly turned into a two-day challenge resulting in $175,000 in pledges. Each time a pledge was received, a challenge was issued for others to pledge support to the CEIR Foundation.

The catalyst for this challenge was a recent pledge by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers to give $100,000 to the Foundation over the next five years.

“I am thrilled to report this significant increase in donations from the exhibitions and events industry,” said CEIR President and CEO Brian Casey, CEM. “The research CEIR conducts has a profound effect on the exhibitions and events industry. Without the generous support of our donors, the CEIR 指数CEIR 人口普查 would not be possible.”

Total contributions in 2014 to the CEIR Foundation have exceeded $475,000. Individual contributors include Terence Donnelly, Shura Garnett, Lawson Hockman/Jacqueline Wolfe, Sue Hueg, Britton Jones, Brad Kent, Sue McCart, Serge Micheli, Andrew Ortale, Verne Packer, John Patronski, Don Pazour, Bob Priest-Heck and Dennis Slater. Company contributors include the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, BizBash, Business Journals Inc., BxB Online, Consumer Electronics Association, Convexx, Exhibit Surveys, Inc., Exposition Development Company, Inc., Fern Exposition & Event Services, Heart+Mind Strategies, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, Lippman Connects, Map Your Show, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), National Association of Chain Drug Stores, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Shepard Exposition Services, Smart City Networks, The Vison Council, Visit Phoenix and Wyndham Jade.

Each year, the CEIR produces the CEIR 指数, an important report that quantifies and monitors key performance indicators of trade shows over 10,000 NSF in 14 industry sectors. Metrics tracked include Total Net Exhibit Space sold, Total Exhibiting Companies, Total Professional Attendance and Total Revenue of the event. The CEIR 指数 is a predictive tool that helps the exhibitions and events industry gain perspective and help develop business strategies for the ensuing three years. Data collected is useful and supports:

  • Mergers and acquisitions strategies and processes
  • Show growth strategies
  • Perspective to exhibition organizers on how their exhibition is performing against the overall performance of sector in which their events fall
  • Provides destination marketing organizations and venues with data to support sales and business development
  • Provides all exhibitions and events industry suppliers with important data for their sales and marketing efforts

In addition to the CEIR 指数, CEIR also produces the CEIR 人口普查 providing a count of both business-to-business and business-to-consumer exhibitions in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This essential report provides insights and rankings on where events are held by state/province, and venue types (convention/exhibition facility, hotel, other venue).

CEIR 指数CEIR 人口普查, as well as all the other reports produced, provide industry-leading research with a focus on optimizing performance, increasing engagement and addressing emerging trends.

CEIR 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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