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.

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Meetings Market Survey: Starting From a Good Place

Going by the responses to Convene's 2020 Meetings Market Survey, the business events industry is on solid footing — which should help it better withstand the negative impacts of COVID-19.

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Data Tells the Story of Meetings and Events

According to responses to Convene’s 29th annual Meetings Market Survey, many organizations have changed how they collect and use participant data (attendee and/or exhibitor) relative to their events.

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Meetings Market Survey: Help Us Tell Our Industry’s Story

Respondents who complete the questionnaire for Convene's Meetings Market Survey and you will be entered into a random drawing for a complimentary registration to 2020 Convening Leaders in San Francisco, Jan. 5-8, worth up to $2,080.

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AV, F&B, and Other Planner Pain Points

Convene asked Meetings Market Survey respondents to share what’s causing them angst — and not surprisingly, they cited budget woes and escalating costs most often.

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What is Your Top On-the-Job Challenge?

For many events industry strategists responding to Convene’s latest Meetings Market Survey, it’s a toss-up between a lack of time and a lack of budget. Here’s a look at other issues that made the list.

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28th Annual Meetings Market Survey: Who Responded?

Each year, meeting planners who are members of PCMA and an additional group of Convene meeting planner subscribers receive an extensive Meetings Market Survey, which requests proprietary information and budget projections for their organizations. Here are the characteristics of that sample.

Meetings Market Survey: Operating Ratios

When respondents to Convene’s latest Meetings Market Survey were asked to write in their No. 1 on-the-job challenge, budget frustrations were the most-frequently cited woe. Here is a graphical look at more of the responses relating to operating ratios.

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Meetings Market Survey: Expositions

Respondents to Convene’s Meetings Market Survey 2018 reported that, on average, attendance at their largest convention/meeting exposition in 2018 dropped from 2017. The graphics below show more survey results relating to expositions.

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Meetings Market Survey: Small Meetings

Respondents to Convene's Meetings Market Survey 2018 reported that, on average, they are booking their small meetings about 10 months out, the same as the 2017 survey. The graphics below highlight more survey results relating to small meetings.

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