The 2020 Meetings & Events Forecast was recently released from American Express Meetings & Events.

This annual forecast is a hotly anticipated release, and the insights from this year’s paper certainly do not disappoint. In North America, we expect 2020 to be a strong year for meetings and events, with growth predicted to be consistent and stable, and with survey respondents indicating they are excited to make use of new technologies. As the industry has matured and social issues abound, there are new areas of focus as well, which we have been interested to explore.

To view the 2020 Global Meetings & Events Forecast, and to view an infographic specifically about meeting activities in North America, please click here.

For insights that look at the industry from a global perspective, we have also prepared this infographic, showing predictions for international activities. With recent speculation about global economic and political instability, it’s interesting – and reassuring – to see the way these factors have influenced the spirits of meeting professionals.

And if you’re wondering where the best cities are in the world for meetings, don’t miss our report on which cities come up on top, and why. Specifically, what is it about these metropolises that make it such a magnet for corporate travelers? How do their airports ease travel frustrations? What do business travelers with sophisticated tastes love about the local cuisine? And so much more.

Finally, if you’re looking to delve even deeper into the industry and how your company can maximize your investment in events, we invite you to review our insights on the Attendee Experience to help you meet the increasingly demanding expectations of your attendees.

We trust these will be of great value to you and your organization.