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  • Industry Optimistic About 2023

      After two years of remote and hybrid arrangements, most event professionals are optimistic and expect in-person events and budgets to increase in 2023, according to the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events. The 2023 Global Meetings & Events Forecast is based on a survey of 580 meeting and event (M&E) professionals across the value chain in 23 countries, as well as interviews with industry leaders. Key findings from the report include: 77 per cent…

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    Industry Still Falling Short on DEI

      There is widespread dissatisfaction among event professionals, minority groups, and women when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), according to the Events Industry Council’s 2022 Equity Benchmarking Study. While there is an ever-growing awareness and commitment toward equity, survey scores indicate DEI efforts are largely in principal but not in practice. There is an urgent need for organizations to advance their DEI structures, policies, and initiatives to deliver measurable change. “It’s crucial that we champion inclusivity in our…

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