Meeting Facts & Stats

  • New CEIR report on What Attendees Want from Trade Exhibitions

    Today, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) issued a new report, What Attendees Want from Trade Exhibitions. Results profiled in this report come from a study that was originally conducted 10 years ago. It provides valuable up-to-date insights into what attendees are looking to achieve when they visit business-to-business exhibitions. Key findings include: Many attendees have dual agendas when they visit exhibitions, looking to serve both organizational and personal needs. Nearly the same percentages of attendees come to shop…

  • UFI’s 10th Global Barometer of the Exhibition Industry exposes shifting outlook across regions for 2013

    Results of UFI’s 10th Global Barometer survey broadly confirm that the exhibition industry continues to grow with a majority of companies reporting increased turnover for 2012. Reviewing the consolidated results over 10 surveys, UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, now perceives a clear shift between the two regions which had demonstrated a strong recovery in 2010 and 2011 with an average of 80 per cent of companies increasing turnover. For 2013, the Asia/Pacific region now anticipates a slowdown…

  • Site International Foundation’s annual forecast indicates motivational travel volume on upswing

    The Site International Foundation has released results of the latest Site Index Annual Survey. The Site Index compiles and compares data over a number of years to track changes and forecast trends in the motivational events industry. This third year of the study measures movement in key indices as well as introduces new topics of discussion. “The Site Index results confirm that the overall use of motivational travel continues to be on an upswing,” commented Stephen Powell, President of the…

  • Survey data says complimentary Wi-Fi top planner perk when selecting a meeting facility

    Most meeting planners expecting same volume of meetings in 2013 as in 2012 E-proDirect, a trusted expert and leader in email marketing solutions for the meetings and convention segments of the hospitality industry, recently conducted a survey to determine meeting planner trends, preferences, and overall insight into what’s on the minds of meeting planners for 2013. The survey of more than 1,100 meeting planners from all market segments was conducted in September 2012 and included several topics that will affect…

  • Understanding the risks and perceptions of mass gatherings

    Over the past eight months I had the privilege, along with two of my post-graduate students (Jane Chevrier and Shawn Shapiro), the two colleagues listed to your right and two of Ginette Soulieres’ students (Rachel Thombs and Greg Watkinson), of working on a research project to determine:a) How the public perceives the risks of mass gatherings in Torontob) How those that work in the professions that produce the mass gatherings perceive the risks.

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