Signs of economic improvement in the meetings and conventions industry continue to emerge, with the latest being year-end data on the health of the exhibitions industry. The Center for Exhibition Industry Research, which measures year-over-year changes in four key exhibition industry metrics—net square feet, revenue, professional attendance, and number of exhibiting companies—has found an overall increase of 4.1 percent in 2010’s numbers over 2009. Preliminary data for the 2011 CEIR Index ...

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