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by Michael C. Lowe | September 24, 2012

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research released its latest index report, showing the overall exhibition industry gained 2.3 percent during the first half of 2012 over the first half of 2011, and 2 percent during the second quarter of this year, compared with the second quarter of 2011. This marks the eighth consecutive quarter of growth for the exhibition industry, with exhibitors increasing by 1 percent, net square footage of exhibit space sold rising 1.1 percent, real revenues increasing 1.5 percent and attendees up by 4.3 percent. Continued growth is projected for the remainder of 2012.