In a dreary time for the exhibitions industry, medical meetings provided one of the few bright spots in 2008. According to the CEIR Index annual report for 2008, published by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, the medical and healthcare sector of the exhibitions industry grew 1.3 percent last year, making it one of only four (of 11) sectors to see growth. Overall, the exhibitions industry declined 3.1 percent last year, with seven sectors showing declines. “The medical and ...

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