The exhibition industry declined 2 percent in 2010, marking the third straight year that the industry finished the year in negative territory, according to the CEIR Index, published by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, Dallas. The good news is that the slump may be over. Three of the four metrics that CEIR tracks were down for the year. Revenues fell the sharpest, dropping 8 percent in 2010 compared to the previous year. The number of exhibiting companies fell 2 percent, while ...

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