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by Michael C. Lowe | February 16, 2011

Preliminary data collected by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research shows increases across four key metrics of measurement. Year-over-year for the fourth quarter of 2010, net square footage purchased was up 5.6 percent, revenue rose 4.2 percent, professional attendance increased by 5.4 percent and the number of exhibiting companies was up 2.1 percent.