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by Michael C. Lowe | June 04, 2014
The exhibition industry in the first quarter of 2014 saw "surprisingly strong" growth, with an increase of 2.6 percent compared with the same period in 2013, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. Net square footage and real revenues both rose by 2.9 percent, the number of exhibitors increased by 2.8 percent and attendance grew by 1.7 percent. This report marks 15 quarters of consecutive growth, and CEIR anticipates the trend will continue through the rest of the year.