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trade show

Massive Trade Shows Struggle With Engagement

A new report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research reveals that attendee expectations and satisfaction rates are different, depending on the size of ...
Meetings Market Survey

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 ...
meetings market survey

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 ...
DEI: Top Tips Moderating Session Chats

DEI: Top Tips Moderating Session Chats

Actively engaging digital and hybrid events participants is something we should all strive for. This resource provides insightful tips to guide you through the ...
Meetings Market Survey

Meetings Market Survey: Planners Optimistic About Growth Ahead

Respondents to this year's survey anticipate that they will have more attendees and exhibitors at their events this year vs. in 2018. It remains ...
Meetings Market Survey

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, ...
Meetings Market Survey: Operating Ratios

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 ...
Meetings Market Survey

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 ...
Meetings Market Survey

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 ...
Meetings Market Survey

Meetings Market Survey: International Meetings, Attendees

Eighty-eight percent of respondents to Convene’s 28th Annual Meetings Market Survey said that it was more difficult for potential event registrants to obtain visas ...
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Meetings Market Survey: What They Said

In Convene’s 28th Annual Meetings Market Survey, we asked respondents two open-ended questions — What’s the No. 1 Challenge Facing the Meetings Industry? and What's ...
meetings market survey

How Does Your Organization Collect, Use Participant Data?

In the 28th annual Meetings Market Survey, Convene asked respondents who said that their organization has changed how it collects and uses participant data ...