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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Top Cities for Corporate Events in 2023 and Other Trends
New York City, London, Singapore, and Sao Paulo lead regional lists for corporate events, which should reach pre-2019 spend levels in 2023 or 2024.
Will Pent-up Demand for Events Continue in the Long Run?
Cathy Breden, CEO of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, offers her insight into the future of B2B exhibitions.
7 Event Tech Trends to Try in 2023
These event technologies aren’t new, but they could help you add some of that wow factor to your upcoming events.
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.
Four Ways to Make Events More Immersive Experiences
In our latest Meetings and Your Brain column, we look at how findings from research on training programs can help event organizers create more memorable and extraordinary experiences for their audiences.
Creating an Equitable Event Experience for Attendees of All Abilities
What the Raleigh Convention Center learned hosting the 2022 LEAD Conference, an event for — and by — experts in arts and accessibility, and what planners can learn from it, too.
Bouncing Forward With a Sense of Possibility and Purpose
We’ve restarted the business events industry without a clear linear roadmap that we had in the past.
Connecting the Dots on Food Recovery
Fight2Feed, an all-volunteer organization made up of event and hospitality professionals, has saved millions of pounds of food from Chicago-area landfills over the last eight years by staying focused on solving problems and leaning into their relationships.
3 Formats for the Next Generation of Panel Sessions
It’s time to bring back panels — but not in the same tired format. Here are three ideas to mix things up.
When Marketing an Event, Advertise Outside Your Lane
You can build a pipeline into new, untapped audiences by incorporating high-impact digital mediums once reserved only for consumer brands into your event marketing plan.