For the ninth consecutive quarter, the CEIR Index, which tracks metrics in the exhibition industry, has posted year-over-year declines, dropping 1.4 percent in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2009. Published quarterly by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, the CEIR Index looks at four major areas: revenues, exhibit space sold, exhibitors, and attendance. Three of these metrics posted decreases in the second quarter compared to the previous year. ...

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