COVID-19 Recovery Dashboards

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, PCMA and Convene will be surveying business event professionals — planners and suppliers — to understand our community’s short- and long-term business expectations.

Business Events Recovery Dashboard: Mapping Out the Future

As the business events industry continues working on its recovery, we’re checking in our latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard to see what shape your events are taking this year.

BY Convene Editors April 19, 2021

What Does the Pent-up Demand for Leisure Travel Mean for Events?

The latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard shows that the majority of planners and suppliers are planning a return to in-person events set for between July and September — while simultaneously preparing for a range of potential scenarios.

BY Michelle Russell March 31, 2021

Getting Closer to Face-to-Face

The latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard shows that planners are focusing more of their efforts on the return to in-person events.

BY Michelle Russell March 3, 2021

Hybrid Is the Way Forward, But Double the Work and Expense

Frustration over hitches in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has tempered optimism for recovery, latest Dashboard survey results show, and struggles over revenues and the costs associated with hybrid events seem more pronounced in our January survey. Still, nearly half of planners and suppliers said they remain hopeful.

BY Michelle Russell February 3, 2021

Vaccines Give Events Industry a Shot in the Arm

Just as the COVID-19 vaccines began rolling out, we asked December Recovery Dashboard survey respondents, both planners and suppliers, if they’re feeling more hopeful — and if the news has changed their plans for the coming year.

BY Michelle Russell December 21, 2020

Current Events Bring Guarded Optimism for Industry Recovery

Business events professionals and their suppliers responding to the November Recovery Dashboard survey indicated they were both more and less hopeful about the future — depending on which question they were answering.

BY Michelle Russell November 23, 2020

Business Events Recovery Will Be ‘a Marathon, Not a Sprint’

For the latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey, we asked planners and suppliers: ‘What best describes how you’re feeling right now?’ Most said they were doing their best to get by and were anxious about the future. Even so, responses to other questions demonstrate the industry’s collective resiliency and creativity.

BY Michelle Russell October 28, 2020

Business Events are ‘Hard to Plan for’ as Pandemic Persists

The latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey results reflect both a greater willingness to get back to in-person events, and a growing realization that the recovery will be slower and more uncertain than anticipated.

BY Michelle Russell September 30, 2020

Scrubbing ‘Cannibalize’ From Our Industry Vernacular

The results of the latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey show that both planners and suppliers increasingly see a future where small groups meet in person and a much larger audience experiences the event online — and the two complement each other.

BY Convene Editors August 26, 2020

Focus on APAC: COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard

In what is the largest business events industry survey conducted for the APAC region to date, 531 event industry professionals — 342 planners and 189 suppliers — participated in the latest PCMA survey.

BY Convene Editors August 6, 2020

More Planners Than Suppliers See Hybrid Events as Most Likely Recovery Scenario

In the sixth in Convene’s COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard series, planners and suppliers are predicting the pandemic’s economic fallout will have a deeper impact in 2021 than previously thought and are honing their digital event design and marketing skills.

BY Convene Editors July 20, 2020

Planners and Suppliers Revise Revenue Loss Expectations

As the pandemic wears on, planners and suppliers are more clear-eyed about its economic repercussions — but still uncertain of how to best plan for events in 2021.

BY Convene Editors June 22, 2020