Convene’s Events Industry Forecast for 2023

Author: Convene Editors       

After a two-year COVID-induced break, Convene editors have brought back our Annual Industry Forecast as our November cover and CMP Series story, scouring through a wide variety of sources to offer the latest data and trends research on the travel, lodging, exhibitions, and event tech sectors. New this year, for obvious reasons, we’ve added the hybrid work environment to the mix.

It’s not a crystal ball by a long shot, but our hope is that whatever insights you glean from these pages will help in your calculus for near-future events. Here’s to training our eyes on what may come in 2023.

Below are links to some of the stories from the forecast. You will find the full Events Industry Forecast in our digital edition.

All illustrations by Jamie Cullen


5 Business Trends in 2023 That Will Impact Events

The business events industry will continue to face challenges in 2023. Here are five business trends to watch.


Top Social Media Channels for Event Organizers 

Sara Fellows, director of social media at mdg, shares her thoughts on the top social media sites to promote events.


3 Travel Trends to Watch in 2023

Here are three trends we believe will impact travel — and the events and hospitality industries — in the near future.


Staffing Shortage in Travel and Hospitality Sectors Remains an Issue

The average number of open positions at hotels dropped in the fall, but improvements are coming slowly, report shows.


Managers and Employees Don’t See Eye-to-Eye on a Return to the Office 

Study shows almost half of managers polled want to bring remote workers back to the office, but more than 60 percent of employees don’t like the idea.

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