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Global Travel Recovery Sustains its Momentum

The Skift Travel Health Index continued to point to a full global travel recovery in May 2023. With 14 out of 22 countries having fully recovered and some overtaking pre-pandemic performance, Skift anticipate the index to soon significantly surpass 2019 levels. From Skift…

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Association Leadership Survey 2023

Discover the insights and trends shaping association leadership in the Association Leadership Survey 2023. Developed by ESAE in partnership with Mavence, this comprehensive report provides a comprehensive overview of diversity, compensation, leadership skills, and career advancement patterns within associations…

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UK Events Topped 1m in 2022 as Sector Bounces Back

There were more than a million conferences and events in the UK in 2022 – more than double the amount in 2021 – as the UK sector bounced back from Covid-19, according to the latest research. The ‘UK Conference and Meeting Survey 2023’ has quantified the scale of the recovery… From M&IT…

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Report Reveals Effects of Lockdown & Power of Human Interaction

Hyve has partnered with Barbara Sahakian, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Cambridge, to uncover the ways in which the pandemic has transformed our brains and how it has impacted our working lives. The study we’re publishing today highlights the significance of in-person professional social interactions and their essential role… From Hyve Group…

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Report Explores Guiding Principles for Event Design

The Six Truths for Innovative Event Strategies study, a research collaboration between PCMA, Marriott International, CEMA, and Storycraft Lab, offers business events industry insights to help guide the future of experience design. The report is the modern event professional’s go-to resource for the top six most relevant truths in the business events industry. From PCMA…

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2022 ICCA Business Analytics | Country & City Rankings

ICCA announces the return of its annual Country and City Rankings for 2022 after an absence of two years. The publication of the rankings coincides with the World Health Organization’s recent declaration that COVID-19 no longer qualifies as a global emergency, thereby emphasising the return to normalcy for the association meetings industry. From ICCA…

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2023 Global Economic Significance of Business Events

The Events Industry Council (EIC) in partnership with Oxford Economics, has released findings from its 2023 Global Economic Significance of Business Events study, which measures the full scope and economic significance of the $1.6 trillion USD global business events industry. For the first-time, EIC and Oxford Economics measured the critical role business events serve…

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SANCBE Sustainability Whitepaper 2023

The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe presents a new whitepaper titled “How can National Convention Bureaux Leverage Their Influence for Sustainability?”. In alignment with the frameworks provided by the European Green Deal and the Net Zero Carbon Events Initiative, it showcases a collaborative action plan towards a shift to sustainable business…

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10 Shifts That Are Transforming Organizations

In unsettled and volatile times, short-term efforts to strengthen organizational resilience dominate the agenda at many companies, according to a new report by global consulting firm McKinsey & Company. But business leaders also are facing a range of organizational shifts that have significant long-term implications for structures, people, and business processes… From PCMA Convene…

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How to Define (Your) Legacy

In this whitepaper, The Hague Convention Bureau – the official organisation that promotes The Hague as an event destination – explores the meaning of legacy. What does it mean to audiences and how can The International City of Peace & Justice and a leading destination for global association events, support clients to achieve their legacy…

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Event Planners, Meet Your New Generation of Event Goers

The industry has changed for event planners. And with new research data available, we have a better understanding of why. These changes have a lot to do with the changing demographics of event goers — they’re continuing to get younger. So let’s dive in and meet your Next Gen Event Goers… From…

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WMO Update: A Cause for Concern

The likelihood of El Niño developing later this year is increasing, according to a new update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This would have the opposite impacts on weather and climate patterns in many regions of the to world to the long-running La Niña and would likely fuel higher global temperatures…

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Take Part in the 2023 DestinationNEXT Futures Study

Iceberg Partner Destinations International is asking for your help in providing critical input into their new DestinationNEXT Futures Study. The new Study, to be released in July this year, will provide: a comprehensive overview of the most significant trends affecting both leisure tourism and business events; and a list of key strategies leaders can implement…

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Skift Meetings | The Ultimate Guide to Planning Sustainable Meetings

Produced in partnership with IMEX Group, this report focuses on the innovative ways the business events industry is embracing sustainability. It showcases how organizations are addressing the world’s greatest social, environmental, and economic challenges and features inspirational case studies and practical guidance that address each of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals…

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The Good Country Index

By Simon Anholt, Independent Government Advisor & Good Country Index Founder: How good is your country? There are so many country rankings today, with dozens of new ones published every year. Rankings of happiness, corruption, justice, mortality, productivity, freedom, emissions, conservation, economic growth and education, to name but a few. Whatever you want to know…

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Meetings Grow Revenue Confirm U.S. Travel Association on GMID

Face-to-face meetings and business travel creates measurable benefits for companies and organizations — from increased revenue to lasting and effective professional relationships. This is the message the U.S. travel industry, and meetings professionals around the world, will share March 30 on Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), the annual international day of advocacy showcasing the value…

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