Measuring what matters to the meetings industry, including our own meetings market, salary, and special-topic surveys. Plus ideas and innovations applied to the meetings industry, from authors and speakers working in a variety of fields.

Advancing Women in Business Events

Advancing Women in the Business Events Industry

PCMA Foundation and Business Events Sydney (BESydney) conducted a research project to engage the business events community on the specific and meaningful actions that can be taken to advance women into leadership roles within the industry. to commission a research project to help APAC region meeting planners understand what is driving this expanding CIT market, which favors travel over financial incentives to motivate and reward high-performing staff and Millennials.

What’s Keeping Women out of the Business Events C-Suite?

Women make up 70 percent of the global events industry workforce yet hold only 16 percent of the top management positions, according to a new research report. We talked to Business Events Sydney CEO Lyn Lewis- Smith, who spearheaded the report with the PCMA Foundation, about what can — and should — be done to help women climb the ladder.

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Salary Survey 2023: Highs and Lows for Event Pros

The return of face-to-face meetings is good news, but it brings a host of pandemic-related and other challenges for event professionals as well. Convene examines the ups and downs that come with the job — both monetary and otherwise — in the 2023 Salary Survey.

Meetings Market Survey 2023: ‘The Work Has Gotten Very Difficult’

Respondents to our Meetings Market Survey — which we brought back after a COVID-induced break — shared that the post-COVID business environment brings a host of challenges that have yet to work themselves out. And they are feeling simultaneously anxious and excited about the future of the business events industry.

Events Industry Forecast 2023: Where We Are Now

For this year’s Industry Forecast, we've culled the latest research on business events and the sectors that support them — travel, event technology, lodging, and the workplace — asking experts to provide insights about what to expect next. Here are some of those insights.

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