Maximizing Attendance: Decision to Attend Study 2


Attendees are consumers; discerning travelers who may choose to attend conventions and exhibitions – or not.

The second Decision to Attend Study survey report – DTA2 – provides extensive insight on what drives attendance. The 8,992 participants from 12 organizations representing all types of industries and professions has yielded many key findings.

  • Top Drivers – 92% Education; 78% Destination; 76% Networking
  • 91% of all generations want to continue their education; Millennials even higher
  • One-half are likely to extend their stay or bring others, multiplying overall spend
  • 89% would attend more often, if barriers were removed
  • Eight in ten will repeat attendance or return for leisure, if the destination experience is positive-half of attendees likely to combine attending a meeting with a vacation

As events and exhibitions are the largest group-based users of the destination experience, the industry has joined together on this landmark research:

  • Leading a sea-change toward defining the attendee as the customer
  • Providing feedback to destination leaders to shape the overall experience
  • Developing best practices and strategies to maximize attendance, together

PCMA is proud to join with other leading industry organizations to realize this important vision. We encourage your participation!

Get the Tools to MAXIMIZE ATTENDANCE

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT 
Chock full of insight, best practices and more.
DOWNLOAD EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Highlights of the findings.

DOWNLOAD BEHAVIORAL PROFILE TEMPLATE
Identifying wants, needs, preferences to develop targeted marketing and attendance promotion strategies.

DOWNLOAD BEST PRACTICES CHECKLIST
Ideas to brainstorm with your team.

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