On display: Higher corporate profit and new technology will promote industry growth

Growth in the Trade Show and Event Planning industry in Canada is dependent on corporate profit and corporate marketing budgets. Over the past five years, corporate profit and disposable income have gradually risen, which enabled industry revenue to reach prerecessionary levels. During this period, growth has largely been propelled by expanding client marketing budgets as a result of a slight increase in corporate profit. Over the next five years, demand for industry services is expected to increase as clients expand their marketing budgets and corporate profit grows. In addition, the industry will benefit from rising disposable income among consumers, aiding attendance rates and industry revenue for shows and events...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Trade show and conference planners will increasingly embrace new technologies to promote events
  • Increased use of technology has reduced the need for labour, permitting profit to grow
  • Businesses are beginning to host events in foreign countries to boost name recognition
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The low level of the Trade Show and Event Planning industry in Canada concentration demonstrates the fragmented nature of the Trade Show and Event Planning industry. The industry has many small operators and nonemployers, indicating that there are no significant barriers to entry. Nevertheless, potential new entrants may not have the capacity or manpower to plan more complicated events, creating some barriers with respect to specific projects. New players may also have a hard time establishing a position in the market has competing operators have already built a reputation regarding their quality of work. Consequently, new operators may be forced to offer services at lower prices to attract clients when first entering the industry, resulting in tighter profit margins...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Trade Show & Event Planning Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Trade Show & Event Planning Industry are

  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Management of seasonal production
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and Per capita disposable income in the Trade Show & Event Planning industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Trade Show & Event Planning Industry?

    This industry organizes, promotes and manages events, such as business and trade shows, conventions, conferences and meetings. It may also manage and provide staff to operate the facilities in which these events take place. This industry does not include establishments that organize, promote or manage live performing arts, sports events or festivals.

    Industry Products
  • Registration, analytics and show services
  • Exhibit sales and design services
  • Sponsorship, entertainment and advertising services
  • Shipping, logistics and other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Automobile show promoting, managing or organizing
  • Flower show promoting, managing or organizing
  • Home show promoting, managing or organizing
  • Convention promoting, managing or organizing
  • Trade show promoting, managing or organizing
  • Craft fair promoting, managing or organizing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Inbound international travel
  • Demand from manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Industry slowly expands
  • Technology and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • A plan for growth
  • Profit plans
  • Technology trends
  • Table: Trade Show & Event Planning Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Trade Show & Event Planning Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services In Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Caterers in Canada
  • Gambling in Canada
  • Hotels & Motels in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Exhibit sales and design services
  • Registration, analytics and show services
  • Sponsorship, entertainment and advertising services
  • Shipping, logistics and other services
  • Chart: Trade Show & Event Planning Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumer goods, services and retail trade
  • Other
  • Medical and health
  • Business services
  • Commodities
  • Electronics, IT and telecommunications
  • Building, construction and home repair
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Trade Show & Event Planning Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Trade Show & Event Planning

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Trade Show & Event Planning Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Freeman Company, Global Experience Specialists,
  • Table: Freeman Company - financial performance
  • Table: Global Experience Specialists - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Trade Show & Event Planning Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Trade Show & Event Planning Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Corporate profit (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Business-To-Business (B2b)
  • Commerce transactions between businesses
  • Business-To-Consumer (B2c)
  • Transactions between a business and its consumers, typically the last transaction in the business cycle
  • Trade Show
  • An industry-specific exhibition designed to showcase and demonstrate the latest products, services, studies or activities.
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