Gain valuable insight into the world of Meetings and Events in 2017.

Learn about the predictions and industry insights that can help inform your strategic meeting program decisions for next year and explore these three rising trends that are positively impacting meetings program productivity, efficiency and effectiveness for many organizations.

Hotel Consolidation

We have seen some unprecedented large-scale mergers and acquisitions of Hotel Chains. Other hotel chains may follow suit in order to equal the scale of the larger players and better compete in the market. We review recent hotel consolidation activity and its potential impact to the industry in general.

2017 Global Meetings and Events Forecast

Looking ahead to 2017, we are seeing a shift in sentiment, reflecting both continued global expansion and growth, balanced by political and economic uncertainty coupled with safety concerns in some countries across the globe. This shift appears to be resulting in some slowdown in the growth we have witnessed over the last couple of years with budgets largely stabilizing and the balance of meeting types shifting to meet changing demand.

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Regional and Global Trends

The meetings industry continues to change and evolve. In our Forecast you will gain insight into meeting trends and activity on a global and regional basis for 2017. You will learn what will likely impact the meetings industry and what it could mean for your meeting program.  We explore the implications of the trends and recommended actions for meeting owners.

Duty of Care

In a changing and unpredictable world, being prepared to act in an emergency situation is critical for you and your meeting attendees. We explore the complex duty of care environment in meetings, and what you can do to help minimize risk within your organization.

Future of Talent

Meetings are a people-centric business. Ensuring a strong talent pipeline for the future is important to the continued growth and success of the industry. We explore the future of talent in meetings including employer expectations,  training programs, and the gaps that exist in attracting new talent.

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