30 Dec '11, 8pm

Will 2012 be the year trade shows come back for #smallbusiness: #GrowSmartBusiness

After slumping at the beginning of the recession, the trade show industry has just enjoyed its fifth consecutive quarter of growth, according to data from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research Index released in December. Compared to the same time last year, the Index was up 2.6 percent overall in the third quarter of 2011. The number of trade show attendees rose by 3.7 percent, the number of exhibitors grew by 3.6 percent and revenues increased by 1.4 percent. Even the average square footage of shows increased by 1.9 percent. Overall, CEIR says the results were stronger than expected.

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