by Michael C. Lowe | February 26, 2014
According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, the exhibition industry showed a 3 percent increase year-over-year during the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with a 0.4 percent increase in the third quarter of 2013. Attendance jumped 5.8 percent year-over-year, the biggest gain since the third quarter of 2007. Exhibitors and revenues rose by 3 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively, though net square footage saw a decline of 0.5 percent.