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    Meetings Industry Optimistic About Recovery

      Meeting and event professionals say they are feeling more optimistic and well-equipped to plan high-quality meetings and events and adapt to any ongoing uncertainties, according to the 2022 Global Meetings and Events Forecast. The 11th annual report, produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), found that two-thirds (67 per cent) of respondents believe in-person meeting levels will return to their pre-pandemic numbers within one to two years. In-person meetings and events…

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    Hubb Survey Finds Majority Now Experienced in Planning Virtual Events

    Hubb, a leading virtual, hybrid, and in-person event software platform, released data earlier this spring on findings from its 2021 Spring UNTETHERED Design-a-thon Event. The findings confirm the pandemic forced a major change within the industry, with 83 per cent of event professionals surveyed saying they now have experience hosting and/or planning a virtual event, versus only 45 per cent surveyed in the May 2020. Hubb surveyed more than 1,600 of the event planners who attended the UNTETHERED event this…

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  • GDP Survey Shows Shift To In-Person Meetings

    Global DMC Partners’ (GDP) results of its Q4 Meetings & Events Pulse Survey, conducted from December 3 to 29, 2020, indicated a clear shift toward hope for face-to-face meetings to resume in the latter part of 2021. Most (53 per cent) planners are predicting that their in-person meetings and events will resume sometime in Q3 andQ4 2021. The survey polled 242 respondents from the meetings and events industry. Of these, 93 per cent were planners; the other seven per cent…

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  • Meeting design for transformative experiences

    According to, the term meeting has many meanings, and many synonyms. It struck me that the synonyms are the words we need to more carefully consider when we are designing our meetings if we want them to be effective. What do I mean by effective? If we consider the origin of meeting design as a philosophy that began around 2009 with the Meeting Architecture Manifesto, and as a stakeholder deliverable as laid out in the Event Design Handbook in…

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