by Michael C. Lowe | June 26, 2013
Doug Ducate, president and CEO of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, announced today that he will step down from his post at the end of this year. The announcement was made at the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association's Annual Summer Educational Conference by Ducate, who has held the position for the last 15 years. The 45-year industry veteran explained he believes CEIR deserves "younger and stronger legs to carry some of the new initiatives to success." Ducate has overseen numerous projects and research for CEIR, including the exhibition industry's first outlook conference, Predict, which will take place this year on Sept. 12.