The exhibition industry grew 2.4 percent in the first half of 2011, outperforming the overall U.S. economy, which grew 1.9 percent over the same period, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. “During the first half of 2010, the exhibition industry lagged the macro economy,” said CEIR economist Allen Shaw, PhD, chief economist for Global Economic Consulting Associates Inc., Springfield, Pa. In the second half of 2010 the exhibition industry finally emerged from the Great ...

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