According to the ECEF Pulse Survey, released at the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum, held June 11 in Washington, times are getting tougher for trade shows. Of the four metrics — number of exhibitors, attendance, net square footage sold, and sponsorships — most respondents expect declines. Specifically, 48 percent had seen a decline in the number of exhibitors compared to their previous year's show, while just 23 percent saw an increase. Also, 54 percent noted a drop in net square ...

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