The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) in Chicago recently completed a short survey of 11 randomly selected events held in major U.S. cities between October 3 to 17 to see how attendance patterns were in light of 9/11 and the ongoing war on terrorism. According to CEIR, 36 percent of the events met or exceeded their attendance projections. The remainder fell below projections, but most projections were off in the 8-to-15 percent range, according to a CEIR news release. The ...

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