Events Industry Forecast: What’s Next in Tech, Travel, Lodging, Exhibitions

Author: Convene Editors       

With changes coming so fast and furiously, we need data to know what may be a passing trend and what’s going to be the next big thing in the business events universe. If you’re suffering from information overload, Convene is here to help. We’ve taken a look at the latest facts, figures, research, and expert commentary on lodging, exhibitions, travel, and event technology, and here’s what caught our eye — to help you keep your sights on the horizon. Click on the links below to read about each area, and find the November print magazine version in our archive.

Illustration by James Yang

Flight-shame and Other Travel Trends

The travel industry faces major changes in the years to come, as more activists fight to lower carbon emissions by cutting airline travel while many millennials still desire travel experiences around the globe. Forecast for travel.

Technology Driving Change

Technology already is creating new opportunities in the meetings and events industry, but what is over the horizon? A lot more. Forecast for tech.

Exhibitions Evolve, Grow

The global exhibitions industry is healthy, experts say, and shows little signs of slowing down in the future as new markets emerge and technology evolves. Forecast for exhibitions.

Disruption in Lodging

With home-sharing and new travel trends breathing down its neck, the lodging industry will have to continue adapting in surprising ways. Forecast for lodging.