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CEIR’s Predict Conference Takes a Look Ahead at the Economy, Exhibitions


New York, NY – Economists and industry leaders will share their insights on the past, present and future of the trade show business at Predict: CEIR’s Annual Outlook Conference in New York City this Fall.

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) is launching the one-day event at 10 On the Park at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan on September 15.The event is expected to draw private equity firms, merger and acquisitions advisors, C-level exhibition organizers and the financial press.

The newly released CEIR Index report will provide a foundation for the discussions. The CEIR Index contains a wealth of objective data and facts about the last decade in the trade show industry, including year-over-year changes in net square feet, number of exhibiting companies, attendance and gross revenues in 14 industry sectors.

The latest edition of the CEIR Index breaks down the rollercoaster ride that began with the stunning aftermath of September 11, 2001 and ended with the beginnings of a recovery from a recession that was stunning in its own right.

The panel will put the last 10 years of trade show performance in context and look ahead to 2012 and 2013. Galen Poss, COO of dmg::events, is the moderator. Speakers include John Walker, chairman and founder of Oxford Economics; Dr. Jeffrey Werling, economist for the University of Maryland; and Dr. Allen Shaw of Global Economic Consulting Associates, Inc.

Also taking part will be Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association.

To  register, reach CEIR at (972) 687-9213 or

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