CEIR Index: Government/Nonprofit and Medical Meetings Outperform Other Sectors

In 2009, a historically bad year for exhibitions, government/nonprofit conventions and medical exhibitions were among the best performing industries measured in the CEIR Index annual report, released by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research in April.

The 94-page report revealed that among the 11 industry sectors CEIR tracks, just about all were in the red last year. Overall, the CEIR Index declined 12.5 percent in 2009.

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