The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) board of directors is realigning its resources to focus more clearly on producing industry-leading research on the exhibitions and events industry.
This announcement comes as the result of two years of strategic planning meetings and will involve a restructuring of the body’s governance, fundraising and administration.
CEIR will also align more closely with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) to produce research and grow relationships with industry organisations.
As part of the shift, CEIR CEM Brian Casey would step down as president, a position he has held for the past three years.
“I am honoured to have led CEIR for the last three years,” he commented. “Perhaps my proudest accomplishment is producing three very successful CEIR Predict Conferences, with the 2016 event holding the largest attendance, the proceeds of which help to fund research. Working with CEIR has been a very good run for me.”