Industry revenue of “convention and trade show organizers“ in the U.S. 2011-2023

The economic conditions in the domestic market is considered as an important factor for the development of the exhibition industry worldwide. The U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to increase steadily till 2029; and growth in revenue from convention and trade show organizers is estimated to reach US$16.6 billion in 2023.

United States accounts for the largest revenue share worldwide

It has been reported that in 2016, the United States accounted for the largest revenue share of 43.6% amongst other countries worldwide from Business-to-business (B2B) events. This can be accredited to the numerous 248,490 conventions, conferences and congresses meetings along with 9,420 trade shows meetings that were held. The share of convention and trade show organizers industry revenue among all other support services industry revenue was around 30.4% in 2017 and is projected to be at 30% in 2023 in the United States. The worldwide revenue of the Business-to-business (B2B) events industry witnessed a gradual increase too of US$28.8 billion to US$30.3 billion in the time period from 2014 to 2016.

Industry revenue of “convention and trade show organizers“ in the U.S. from 2011 to 2023

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* Estimate - This also applies for past years as data provided by statistical institutions often is not available for more recent years.

The industry classification is based on the Naics 2017 - system in the U.S.. The industry “convention and trade show organizers“ has the code “56192“.

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