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.

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

PCMA COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Results, Survey 4

Insights from our latest survey — conducted May 18-21 — on how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing business events professionals’ roles and how they envision future events.

BY Convene Editors May 27, 2020

PCMA COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Results, Survey 3

Insights from our latest survey — conducted May 4-7 — on how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing business events professionals’ roles and how they envision future events.

BY Convene Editors May 11, 2020

PCMA COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Survey Results

Insights from our latest survey — conducted April 20-23 — on how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing business events professionals’ roles and how they envision future events.

BY Convene Editors April 27, 2020

Survey Results: How Is COVID-19 Changing the Business Events Industry?

Full results of the PCMA Convene survey conducted the first week in April among more than 1,000 event organizers and 500-plus suppliers reveal that both groups have similar expectations when it comes to potential attendees’ appetite for travel once the worst of the pandemic is over.

BY Convene Editors April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Impact on Events Research: Top-line Results for Suppliers

A majority of suppliers report adverse effects on their employment, but some are optimistic about events picking up again this summer. More expect uncertainty to continue for six months, with recovery beginning in September.

BY Michelle Russell April 7, 2020