by By Lisa Grimaldi | October 09, 2009

Total exhibit space at the 2009 Motivation Show, held last week in Chicago, was down by one-third, according to Pete Erickson, president of Hall-Erickson, the show's organizer. Attendee registration totaled 9,131, a 13 percent decline from 2008, "which we are very pleased with for this year," Erickson said. "Most trade shows have been down significantly more." The final attendance audits from exhibit surveys are expected to be available in early November.