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At American Express Meetings & Events, we provide research and insights that combines detailed global meetings industry data with the collective knowledge and thought leadership of our experienced team.

Download our 2019 Meetings and Events Forecast here.

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Latin America Destination Report: Perceptions of Top 5 Cities

An increase in worldwide travel has raised the bar for meeting planners to provide unique meeting experiences. Developed in partnership with IBTM Americas, this report explores Latin America’s growing popularity as a compelling destination for meetings and events!

How to Take Incentives from Another Day at the Beach to a Bucket-List Worthy Experience—And Why It Matters

Read how designing an incentives program around bucket-list experiences can help drive business outcomes and improve retention, and recruitment, of top talent.

Focus on the Why: How Branding Principles Can Guide Your Event Design

Learn how using key branding principles – brand essence, target audience profiling, and emotional and functional attributes – can help planners focus on the “why” and design effective and memorable events.

Understanding Your Attendees: The Key to Event Success

Understand event personas and personalities at a high level and gain insight into how your events can be tailored to meet attendee’s varying needs.

Benchmarking Your Meetings Journey

Understand the stages of Strategic Meetings Management (individualized, consolidated, strategic, and optimized), where the companies that were surveyed sit on the continuum, and the benefits they are deriving from SMM.

China: How to Manage Compliant Meetings

Learn some of the specific areas to watch for when planning meetings in China to stay compliant, and learn some basic next steps you can take to help mitigate meetings-related risk.

On the Horizon: Healthcare Trends to Watch

Gain insights across key areas of congress planning – attracting attendees, educational experiences, and implications of next generation HCPs, technology, data, and personalization trends.

Mitigating Risk in Meetings: 2016 vs. 2013

Understand shifts in meeting planner and meeting owner activities and behaviors related to risk from previous study conducted in 2013 
vs 2016.

Doctor’s Orders: The Physician’s Perspective on Meetings and Events

Gain insights into the elements of healthcare meetings that attract physicians today and what will 
motivate them in the future.

Emerging Africa: Exploring Meetings on a Changing Continent

Discover factors impacting the selection of Africa as a meetings destination as it rises in prominence on the global business stage.

Protect Your Profits: Mitigating Meetings Risk in Life Science Companies

Gain insights from our exploration of meetings risk, understand key trends, and identify gaps between leaders and meeting planners.

Great Expectations: The Evolving Landscape of Technology in Meetings

Determine expectations of meeting planners/owners and meeting attendees for virtual and social media in meetings.

Global Meetings and Events Forecast

Looking at 2018, meeting professionals have an optimistic view of the meetings market. Download our 2018 Global Meetings and Events Forecast to gain valuable insight into the world of meetings and events.

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