Medical Meetings Hit Slump in 2007

The medical sector of the exhibition industry had its slowest growth in at least seven years in 2007 with revenues actually declining, according to the latest CEIR Index, published by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, Dallas.

The medical sector—the largest in the industry, representing 23 percent of all exhibitions—was essentially flat last year, growing just 0.2 percent. By comparison, the overall exhibition industry grew 3.2 percent in 2007.

Since 2000, the first

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