By: Brian Casey, CEM, Executive Director, International Textile Alliance
Recently, I was approached as past CEO of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) to write a blog on the future of the events industry following the article written by Doug Ducate, my predecessor at CEIR. Having followed Doug as CEO, who was the CEO with CEIR for many years, I was reminded how challenging it is to walk in his shadow after reading the well written article on the future of the B2B exhibition industry in light of the pandemic we are facing.
Trying to predict the future of the U.S. B2B exhibitions in this day and time is impossible due to the global economic impact of COVID-19 coupled with the social unrest resulting from the killing of George Floyd and many other Black Americans. The ongoing protests are part of the appropriate push for change, concerns have…
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