More than 300 events contributed data for the report, which provides exhibition industry performance data for 11 key industry sectors. These sectors include building, construction, home and repair; medical and health care; raw materials and science; and communications and information technology.
From 2000 through 2007 all four of the key exhibition industry metrics rose: net square feet (+3.1%), revenue (+3.1%), attendees (+2.0%) and exhibitors (+1.5%). Last year saw gains in all four categories: revenue (+6.8%), attendees (+4.9%), exhibitors (+0.9%) and net square feet (+0.3%).
Media investment bank Jordan, Edmiston Group provided the analysis of exhibition performance for the industry sectors covered in the report.