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Association Meeting Needs | ICCA 2023 Association Survey

ICCA shares the findings of the 2023 survey, conducted in collaboration with the European Society of Association Executives, African Society of Association Executives and Asia-Pacific Federation of Association Organizations. A total of 177 responses were received globally from across the regions, providing a well-rounded picture of the current and future thinking of associations. From ICCA…

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First Look Research | Sustainability Report

The impact of climate change and the ongoing environmental degradation of the planet has highlighted the urgent need for sustainability across all industries and sectors, including meetings and business events. But while sustainability is the word on everyone’s lips, to what extent are meeting planners incorporating sustainable practices into their work? From Northstar Meetings Group…

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Companies Fail to Set Targets to Reduce Corporate Flying Emissions

85% of global companies are failing to set ambitious targets to reduce corporate travel emissions, reveals the second edition of a ranking on business travel by The Travel Smart Campaign. Only 50 companies out of 322 have set targets to reduce business travel emissions. From CleanTechnica…

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Omnipress | 2023 Conference Industry Report

Since 2015, Omnipress has been tracking the evolution of conferences and the role content plays before, during, and after the event through an annual survey of meeting and association professionals. This year’s edition of the Conference Industry Report explores what “back to normal” actually means in 2023… From Omnipress…

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Association Engagement Index Report

The Association Engagement Index is a global benchmark study that measures the performance, relationship strength, and outcome of engagement tactics as seen through the eyes of associations’ members and customers. 51 associations across multiple industries and professions participated in the 2022 edition of AEI, generating more than 12,700 responses from around the world. From MCI…

Read More Attributes 10% of GHGs to Events

Trend towards virtual and hybrid conferences may be an effective climate change mitigation strategy. Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has urged event holders to shift conferences online. Virtual and hybrid conferences are greener alternatives to in-person conferences, yet their environmental sustainability has not been fully assessed. From…

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PCMA CONVENE | How We’ve Changed

What event organizers have learned about what their audiences want now: Here’s how a handful of organizations are incorporating lessons learned from the ways the pandemic affected their audiences, stakeholders, and members into their go-forward strategies – and how they continue to transform (or at least tweak) themselves and their events. From PCMA CONVENE…

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Northstar/Cvent Meetings Industry PULSE Survey

As the new year began, meeting planner optimism continued to soar, as 61 percent of the 457 respondents to our first PULSE Survey of 2023 said they were more optimistic about the industry and only 12 percent said they were less optimistic. Download a free copy of the PULSE Survey report. From Northstar Meetings Group…

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UFI Global Exhibition Barometer 30th Edition (January 2023)

This study is based on a global survey, concluded in January 2023. It represents up-to-date information on the development and outlook of the global exhibition industry as well as on 21 markets and regions. The results highlight the quickening pace of the industry’s recovery in 2022 and a positive outlook for 2023. From UFI…

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Results, Trends & Insights from the 2022 GDS-Index

The GDS-Index is a destination-level programme that measures, benchmarks and improves the sustainability strategy and performance of tourism and events destinations.  The GDS-ICCA-CityDNA 4-month course for Regenerative Destination Management starts on 2nd March 2023 The 2022 GDS-Index showcases brave, bold and pioneering destinations that recognise the urgent need to work together to regenerate cities…

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Redefining Event Attendance

Why do people attend face-to-face events in the future? In the new ecosystem of business events, which is characterized by digital and hybrid formats as much as by the longing for authentic locations, emotional experiences and sustainable concepts, people’s motivations are also shifting when they decide for or against physical participation in events. From GCB…

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The Business of Events Global Destination Report 2022

The Business of Events (TBOE) launched the second edition of its Global Destination Report at IBTM World in Barcelona. The report, conducted by specialist business events research agency, SFA Connect on behalf of TBOE, is looking to establish how the industry has changed since 2019. The research focused on six main areas, including funding, volume…

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IBTM World Trends Report 2023

Last year, the IBTM World Trends report found itself looking at new frontiers. How had the meetings and events landscape changed in the wake of the pandemic, what behaviours had been adopted, how were other industries looking at this same landscape? Also, how was the global economy dictating the future welfare of our own market…

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2023 Global Meetings and Events Forecast

The 12th annual Global Meetings and Events Forecast is based on a survey of 580 meetings and events professionals from around the world and interviews with industry leaders. The survey ran in May and June 2022. Respondents represent corporations, associations, buyers and suppliers from five continents and 23 countries. The result is a statistically and…

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Capilano University Conference Legacy Impact Study

During BestCities Global Forum 2022, Capilano University’s School of Tourism Research and Destination Vancouver shared groundbreaking research resulting from a comprehensive Legacy Impact Study. This partnership between industry and academia will create a framework of best practices guiding associations towards ideating and executing sustainable, purpose-driven events that exceed the standard expected by delegates today.

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UFI | Euro Fair Statistics 2021

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry is happy to present the twelfth edition of this report. The 2021 edition contains the certified statistics of 901 exhibitions from 13 countries. This reduced scope compared to previous years is due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with less events held or reported. From UFI…

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