by Michael C. Lowe | August 21, 2013
According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, the exhibition industry showed a increase of 1.2 percent overall during the second quarter of 2013, the 12th consecutive quarter of growth. Professional attendance grew by 3.9 percent, real revenues were up 1.4 percent and net square feet remained flat, while the number of exhibitors declined by 0.5 percent. CEIR had anticipated minimal growth through 2013, though it expects increased momentum in 2014.