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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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  • Innovative Solutions Needed For Recovery

      For two years, the COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges, halting the global face-to-face meetings industry, where planners spent much of their time cancelling or rescheduling meetings and negotiating penalties. Fast forward to 2022, and the recovery process is full steam ahead, where event planners are run off their feet. It feels like our industry has gone from zero to 100 in the blink of an eye. Clients are looking for innovative solutions to help with the workload, staff shortages…

    Event Operations

  • The Role of Travel Managers Changing

      During the coronavirus pandemic, travel disruption was felt globally as lockdown measures kept most people at home. Border restrictions, to limit the spread of the virus, further compounded the situation. The massive shutdown cost countries billions of tourism dollars with the travel industry among the hardest hit by COVID. Not surprisingly, business travel and the role of travel managers have changed significantly over the last two years. As business travel returns, many are questioning what changes will become permanent,…

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  • MPI Report Shows Optimism For 2022

      Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Winter Meetings Outlook, which reveals positive signs as well as complications for the year ahead. The report identifies new trends and innovations, allowing event planners to budget and plan accordingly. According to the report, while a balancing market reveals signs of positivity, complications such as the shifting desires of humans emerging from various degrees of societal lockdown as well as a lack of qualified staff/applicants in many meeting and hospitality roles continues to…

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  • Trends and Challenges for F&B Events

      As meetings and events continue to shift back to an in-person format again, what will food and beverage (F&B) look like? The pandemic and the changing health restrictions on events (large gatherings) have been a huge struggle for the industry. It has forced many companies out of the business and those left standing have had to adapt, change, and innovate. Corporate Meetings Network asked two industry experts — Kori Gorman, director of events and catering, Eatertainment Hospitality Inc. and Shannon…

    Event Operations, Food & Beverage

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    Splash Report: Virtual, Hybrid Events to Stay

      A new research report by Splash, an event marketing technology company, reveals how event professionals, event attendees, and companies are adapting to disruptions caused by the ongoing pandemic, navigating new challenges, and preparing for a changed meetings and events industry in 2022. Based on a survey of 253 event professionals and 3,133 event attendees in the U.S., the Splash 2022 Outlook Report explores evolving trends in event strategies, event technology, budgets, and attendee attitudes. It also reveals changes in the…

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  • MPI Publishes Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook Report

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest meeting and event industry association, published its spring 2021 Meetings Outlook, a future-focused quarterly report that identifies new trends and innovations. The publication allows planners to budget and plan accordingly, and ensures a strong foundation for building sound strategies that keep businesses on paths to success. While this quarter saw the largest positive overall business projection in the history of Meetings Outlook, meeting and travel professionals are still contending with complicated prioritization (privacy versus safety) and ongoing furlough…

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  • Hotels.com Hotel Price Index finds global travel industry continues to grow

    Press Release There’s no sign of a slowdown for the global travel industry, according to the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) from Hotels.com. The prices travellers paid for overnight accommodation rose 3 per cent globally in 2018, with every regional index, except the Pacific, receiving a boost. The growth in travel comes despite uncertainty such as Brexit, the wildfires in California, drought in South Africa and earthquakes in Japan. Travellers also showed resilience and renewed confidence in destinations touched by…

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  • Introducers, Tech and Wellness: Top trends in the events industry

    By Angela Zaltsman Halfway through the year, it’s becoming easier to spot what trends are changing, what’s sticking around and what’s not in the events industry. While technology continues its non-stop march into the events space, the industry is still about the people in attendance. Networking, food and beverage and the over experience remain the core of any given event, but how they’re delivered is, like the nascent use of tech, constantly in flux. Below, read up on what’s been hot…

    Meeting Community

  • Four reasons why you should attend professional association meetings

    As an association manager, I’m regularly coming up reasons why professionals should join their industry associations, and different ways to market and share their value propositions – and yet, there is still work to do around awareness in our own meeting planning industry! How do you get your professional development? What networks have you joined? Is it time to start being more active in your industry’s association? Or, maybe you’ve already had a full career and it’s time to give…

    Career Development, Meeting Community, People & Profiles, The Business of Meetings

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