The exhibition industry posted a year-over-year gain of 1.6 percent in the second quarter of 2018, following a gain of 1.8 percent earlier this year, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) Total Index report. Real revenues (nominal revenues adjusted for inflation) and attendees both posted the largest increase of 1.9 percent, followed by net square feet (1.8 percent) and exhibitors (0.7 percent). Growth in the exhibition industry should pick up during the second half of the year, as the economy remains strong.