Growth in the exhibition industry continued during the third quarter of 2018, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. The CEIR Index rose 1 percent, and all four components of the index increased: net square feet (+0.6 percent), exhibitors (+0.1 percent), attendees (+1.1 percent) and real revenues (+2.4 percent). Locally, the Orange County Convention Center had a very strong third quarter, with citywide attendance up 15 percent compared to the same period last year.