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by Lisa Grimaldi | May 19, 2010

According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, the exhibition industry experienced an overall decline of 4 percent during the first quarter of 2010, compared with first quarter 2009. The drop is not as drastic as last year, when the Index showed an 11.6 percent decline from first quarter 2008. The data was compiled for the annual CEIR Index, which compares year-over-year changes in key areas of the exhibition industry to determine overall performance.