In 2009, a historically bad year for exhibitions, government/nonprofit conventions and medical exhibitions were among the best performing industries measured in the CEIR Index annual report, released by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research in April. The 94-page report revealed that among the 11 industry sectors CEIR tracks, just about all were in the red last year. Overall, the CEIR Index declined 12.5 percent in 2009. It was the worst year since CEIR began tracking performance in ...

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