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IBISWorld’s Exhibition and Conference Centres market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The weaker Australian dollar over most of the past five years benefited the industry
  • Steady increases in the number of Australian businesses contributed to higher demand
  • Heightened demand will mean existing venues will have to improve their capacity or be replaced

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Exhibition and Conference Centres industry has performed well over the past five years, as business conditions have remained favourable. Industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualised 2.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $11.3 billion. This includes an expected 3.2% rise in 2016-17 as growth in business tourist nights boosts industry demand.

    Steady demand for exhibitions contributed to the industry's growth over the past five years. Rising demand from industry associations, which commonly hold large events such as exhibitions, led to an increase in the number of exhibitions held within Australia. Furthermore, an increase in the number of businesses operating across the economy has boosted demand for events at industry venues...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, the three most populous states, are projected to account for close to three-quarters of industry revenue in 2016-17. New South Wales makes up for the largest proportion of industry revenue due to its high population and business numbers. Victoria has several major exhibition and convention centres, and hosts many major events each year, resulting in a large proportion of industry revenue in 2016-17. Queensland accounts for a large proportion of industry revenue. The state, and especially the Gold Coast, is popular for incentive programs.

    The Australian Capital Territory is also overrepresented in the industry compared with its share of the population. Thi..

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    Additional Insights for the Exhibition and Conference Centres Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Exhibition and Conference Centres Industry are

  • Easily accessible locations
  • Access to the latest technology
  • Optimum levels of capacity utilisation
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    Industry Products

    What is the Exhibition and Conference Centres Industry?

    The Exhibition and Conference Centres industry organises and hosts exhibitions and conferences. Event organisers and venue operators generate revenue through venue hire, registration fees, food and beverage sales, and accommodation.

    Industry Products
    Food and beverages
    Venue hire
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Hosting exhibitions
    Hosting conferences
    Organising exhibitions
    Organising conferences

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business confidence index
  • Business tourist nights
  • Number of businesses
  • Demand from industry associations
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Exhibition and Conference Centres Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Exhibition and Conference Centres Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Industry Associations
  • Professional Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Catering Services
  • Computer System Design Services
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Investigation and Security Services

  • Products & Services
  • Food and beverages
  • Venue hire
  • Accommodation
  • Other services
  • Chart: Exhibition and Conference Centres Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Corporations
  • Industry associations
  • General public and students
  • Governments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Exhibition and Conference Centres Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Exhibition and Conference Centres

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Exhibition and Conference Centres Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Exhibition and Conference Centres Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Exhibition and Conference Centres Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A conference can be a small business gathering or a larger gathering with international visitors (e.g. a convention). Larger conferences may have exhibitors.
  • Exhibitions
  • Exhibitions are generally held by companies to advertise and promote their products. Examples include trade shows.
  • Positive Externalities
  • Refers to the economic stimulus that holding an event provides to a city or state. This includes spending by international delegates and the income generated for industry workers.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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