The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released fourth quarter 2010 results of its annual Index report today, and the numbers continue to trend upward. As in the previous quarter, all four metrics of measurement—net square feet, revenue, attendance and exhibiting companies—were up over same period 2009. Overall performance was up 4.1 percent.
In fourth quarter 2010, net square feet increased 5.6 percent over same period 2009. Revenue was 4.2 percent higher, attendance 5.4 percent higher and exhibiting companies were up 2.1 percent.