TRADE SHOW AND PRINT REVENUES SHOW STRONG 2005 GROWTH
Figures show combined platforms increased revenue 6.8%
NEW YORK, July 17, 2006—The Business Information Network for Trade Show activity (T-BIN) revenue figures for 2005 reveal an 8.9% increase in revenue over the year 2004 and register $9.8 billion in total revenue. With print revenues reported by BIN at $10.6 billion, combined trade show/print revenues generated more than $20.4 billion in 2005 revenue, representing an increase of 6.8% over the previous year.
Trade show attendance showed a slight increase as well during 2005, growing 1.1% over the same time last year, while net square footage was up 9.3%.
"Again this speaks to the strength of the business media industry and the power of the combined platforms," explained Gordon T. Hughes II, president and CEO for American Business Media.
T-BIN includes the latest data available on revenue and attendance figures for the tradeshow/exhibitions aspect of business-to-business. The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) aggregates trade show figures. In January 2005, American Business Media augmented its reporting model for magazine advertising sales in industry markets, as relayed through BIN, by examining 22 markets comprised of all business-to-business books tracked by IMS/The Auditor, and PERQ/HCI for healthcare figures.
Founded in 1906, American Business Media is the industry association for business information providers. Its 300-plus member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 5000 print and online titles and 1000 Trade Shows.
Sara Sheadel, Editor
American Business Media