Trade Show and Conference Planning in the US: Market Research Report

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Trade Show and Conference Planning Market Research Report | NAICS 56192 | Mar 2016

Main event: Improved corporate profit and marketing budgets will support revenue gains

The Trade Show and Conference Planning market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

After a period of slow growth and diminished corporate spending plagued industry operators, trade show and event planners will experience improved conditions over the next five years. With domestic travel on the rise and a return of corporate profit, more individuals will attend trade shows and conventions again. Nevertheless, the growth of online events may limit future growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The top four operators in the industry account for roughly 23.0% of industry revenue market share. The industry is fragmented, with a large number of small operators. This low level of concentration indicates that there are no significant barriers to entry. However, potential entrants into the industry might not have the capacity to plan more complicated events, creating some barriers with respect to specific projects. In addition, new firms may have a hard time establishing a foothold in the market as competitors have already built up a reputation in regards to their quality of work. New firms may be forced to offer lower prices and squeeze margins in an effort to attract clients upon first entering the industry... purchase to read more


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What is the Trade Show and Conference Planning Industry?

Trade show and conference planners organize, promote and manage events, such as business and trade shows, conventions, conferences and meetings. They may also manage and provide staff to operate the facilities in which these events take place. This industry does not include establishments that organize, promote or manage live performing arts, sports events or festivals; these services are classified under the Concert and Event Promotion industry (IBISWorld report 71133).

Industry Products
Sponsorships, entertainment and advertising salesShipping, logistics and other servicesRegistration, analytics and show servicesExhibit sales and design services
Industry Activities
Automobile show managing, organizing or promotingConvention managing, organizing or promotingCraft fair managing, organizing or promotingFlower show managing, organizing or promotingHome show managing, organizing or promotingTrade show managing, organizing or promotingConventions promoting with or without facilitiesTrade show promoting with or without facilities

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