MPI releases the annual Business Barometer: A comprehensive, international report with industry insights and tools for 2013

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) released today the annual Business Barometer, which provides valuable, cutting-edge industry insights for senior executives, meeting planners and suppliers to plan for the upcoming year.

The Annual Business Barometer prepares senior executives to plan 2013 budgets, as well as gives meeting planners a gauge of the industry’s 2013 directions, available careers and industry salaries. Additionally, suppliers receive an inside look at what the largest membership of meeting planners will be looking for in the upcoming year.

“The big difference between the annual and bi-monthly Business Barometer is the annual barometer surveys the entire membership to give a comprehensive look at our industry. MPI’s goal is to support our international membership of suppliers and meeting planners and this report will provide every member data and tools to be successful,” said Cindy D’Aoust, COO and interim CEO of MPI.

The Annual Business Barometer has a new look that makes charts and data easier for readers to digest. A sample of key findings and information available in The Annual Business Barometer include:

  • Predictions for an increase in the number of meetings next year compared to last, specifically an increase of 3.3 per cent in Canada, 3.2 percent in Europe and 2.8 per cent in the U.S.
  • Predictions for an increase in meeting budgets of .1 per cent in Canada, .7 percent in Europe and one per cent in the U.S.
  • Top 16 things suppliers want from technology in meetings and top 16 things technology can give suppliers

This is the first Business Barometer to offer country and region specific data for the U.S., Canada and Europe, and the first report to offer supplemental tools, research and white papers to help readers address their specific challenges.

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