Today, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) Public Events Council released its Public Events Industry Report: 2013 Results. In 2009, the Public Events Council distributed a survey to public event organizers across 22 public events industry sectors to examine overall industry performance. The report identified which public events industry sectors fared well, which sectors struggled and their expectations for the future. As a follow-up to the benchmark report, the survey is repeated annually with subsequent reports detailing individual and comparative statistics over the years.
For the first time, in 2013, a predictive element was added that forecasts new launch and sponsorship expectations through 2016.With five years of data available, the report continues to grow as a tool for producers to use in order to identify trends, make plans for launching new events and see where individual sectors fall in the overall view.
Some key results include:
- Revenue in 2013 continued positive growth with 95 per cent reporting better or nearly the same results and only five per cent reporting worse results than in 2012.
- The majority of newly launched events met or exceeded expectations.
- The auto, fairs, food/beverage and kids/family/lifestyle/pets sectors all report seeing signs of recovery moving into 2014.
The Public Events Industry Report: 2013 Results is now available for purchase at www.tradeshowstore.com.