CEIR, the Centre for Exhibition Industry Research, has announced it will be holding its annual Predict Conference on 14-15 September at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C.
The executive-level invitation-only conference, entitled Predict, has a highly-intensive and interactive programme, focusing on peer learning and information exchange, ‘helping leaders in the industry to better respond and plan for the disruptors to the traditional exhibitions model, and how to remain relevant to their audiences’.
The 2017 Predict Conference will address the continued uncertain business environment and changing market dynamics, with actionable insights into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Afternoon sessions will focus on the micro and macro environment and its likely impact on the exhibitions and events industry with sessions on:
- Fast-paced overview of macro and micro factors impacting the economy with Gregory Daco, Chief U.S. Economist with Oxford Economics
- CEIR Index Overview with Allen Shaw, Ph. D., CEIR Economist and President of Global Economic Consulting Associates, Inc.
- Geopolitical risks and their potential impact with Iain Donald, Senior Partner at Control Risks
Day two offers sessions on:
- The Intersection of Science and Creativity; sponsored by Freeman featuring Sergei Gepshtein, Scientist, Director for Adaptive Sensory Technologies, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Haluk Kulin, Senior Vice President – Strategy & Data, FreemanXP
- Actioning Insights NOW: Leveraging data to enhance the experience and deliver ROI, sponsored by GES
- Roundtable Discussion: Developing a Workforce with 21st Century Skills facilitated by Robert Bierman, Principal, Tiny World Media
- Politics, Pop Culture & The Press – One Year Later with Robert Bierman, Principal, Tiny World Media and Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer with U.S. News & World Report.
Visit the Predict website for complete session descriptions and speaker information. The housing deadline for the Ritz Carlton is 23 August 2017.
The organisation has also released the 2017 edition of its annual CEIR Index Report, which provides an objective measure of the annual performance of the exhibition industry by measuring year-over-year changes in four key metrics: NSF of exhibit space sold, professional attendance, number of exhibiting companies and total event gross revenue.
It details performance for 14 industry sectors and the overall industry using data from 2003 through 2016 with a predictive forecast through 2019. Purchase a copy of the 2017 CEIR Index Report here.