In continuation of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Future of Meetings Research Series, the MPI Foundation released a second supplement to its white paper, From The Outside In on the future of meeting design and individual needs. MPI has created a media page that provides access to the resources surrounding the Future of Meetings Research Series. The launch of this research initiative focuses on the future trends that will impact the meetings and events industry for years to come. EXERPTS: From…
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) recently announced the release of the CEIR Index Report, an Analysis of the 2011 Exhibition Industry and Future Outlook today, and the outlook is positive. Despite a sluggish macro economy, the overall exhibition industry posted a relatively strong rebound of 2.7 per cent, outpacing real GDP growth by 1 percentage point in 2011. The gain in the exhibition industry was reflected in all four metrics of measurement. This marks an end of three consecutive years of declines. The relatively strong rebound was better than expectations, finishing 15 per cent higher than forecast.