The trade show industry just posted its largest first quarter gain since 2011 and its 15th-consecutive quarter of growth, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).CEIR, which measures industry performance using an aggregate formula that accounts for net square footage (NSF), number of exhibitors, attendance and revenue, says overall performance was up 2.6 percent year-over-year and outperformed GDP by 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2014.”We are very pleased by the first-quarter results which are positive and confirm our forecast that ongoing growth is still anticipated for the exhibitions and events industry,” says CEIR’s economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D. “The performance in the first quarter was quite remarkable considering the fact that the east coast was frequently paralyzed under severe winter weather. With 15 consecutive quarters of growth, we are confident in the continued growth and progress of the industry.” Broken down, NSF and revenue each rose 2.9 percent, with exhibitors up 2.8 percent and attendance higher by 1.7 percent.The rate of growth fell off slightly from Q4 of 2013—the industry grew 3.0 percent year-over-year from Oct. through Dec.—but still managed to generate better returns than it had at any other point in the prior two years.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.August 25 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmsGaouette FarmSeafood Express CoCupcake City-ReadingPurple Carrot Bread Co.EJ’s Pizza / Grab & GoTewksbury HoneyHawaiian Jim’s Shave Ice & Co.Guilday GlassKittredge CandlesGrateful TastesSusan Anton, LMTAdditional Attractions:Visit 4-H Science Pirates, Wilmington Minutemen, Wilmington Kiwanis Club, and the Global Children School at the Community TableLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 4In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 18In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11In “Community”