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Convene’s Events Industry Forecast for 2023

We’ve brought back the industry forecast, curating research and trends in travel, hospitality, events, event tech — and, new this year, hybrid work — to offer a (somewhat) clearer picture of where we may be headed.

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3 Travel Trends to Watch in 2023

For the Events Industry Forecast, Convene editors mined numerous sources and found three trends that will impact travel — and the events and hospitality industries — in the near future.

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Biggest Economic Impact? Event Planners Weigh in

In Convene's October Recovery Dashboard Survey, we asked planners and suppliers to share how they are dealing with economic pressures and what factors will affect their 2023 business.

Speaker Agreement Template for Digital and Hybrid Events

Let PCMA’s speaker agreement template be your guide. Download our fillable speaker agreement template. Fill it out with your organization’s and speaker’s information, or incorporate it into your existing template. 

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Mental Health and the Business Events Industry

In Convene's latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard Survey, we asked planners and suppliers to share how two-plus years of working during the uncertainties of the pandemic has affected their wellbeing.

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Survey Finds the Push for In-Person Events Brings Fresh Challenges

Convene’s latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard responses indicate that planners are organizing more in-person-only and hybrid events in the coming months than in our previous survey, but they are finding it more difficult than ever to estimate attendance and to budget for them with escalating costs.