Research and White Papers

SmithBucklin Forecasts Top Association Trends of 2017

by Matt Alderton | February 10, 2017
SmithBucklin's 14th annual Circuit publication includes numerous insights on the future of association meetings and events.

30 Second to Smart: Top Issues Affecting 2017 Meeting Planning (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | February 07, 2017
We asked planners what areas will be most important to planning events this year.

TravelClick: Hotels Start 2017 Off With Increased Bookings

by Matt Alderton | January 04, 2017
After a rough 2016, 2017 is off to a promising start for North American hotels, according to TravelClick.

30 Seconds to Smart: The Busiest Time of Year to Host a Meeting (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | December 20, 2016
We asked planners about their organizations' busiest time of year for events.

Kindred Resorts & Hotels Forecasts Top Meeting Trends of 2017

by Matt Alderton | December 14, 2016
Outdoor activities are in and formal receptions are out, according to Kindred Resorts & Hotels' 2017 forecast.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Is Meetings Spend Organized? (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | December 13, 2016
We asked planners how organizations manage meetings spend.

IAEE Explores Emerging Technology in Updated 'Future Trends' White Paper

by Matt Alderton | December 09, 2016
The Internet of Things and virtual reality are among the trends that will shape meetings in 2017 and beyond, according to the International Association of Exhibitions and Events.

Small Businesses Rely on Meetings

by Vincent Alonzo | December 06, 2016

Meetings Mean Business survey shows small business owners bullish on face-to-face.


30 Seconds to Smart: How Much Was Spent on Meetings This Year? (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | December 06, 2016
We asked planners about their organizations' spend on meetings in 2016.

Survey: Some European Visitors Rethinking U.S. Travel After Election

by Matt Alderton | December 02, 2016
Some travelers from the United Kingdom, France, and Germany say they're less likely to visit the United States after the election of Donald Trump.

Destination Hotels Predicts Top Meeting Trends of 2017

by Matt Alderton | November 30, 2016
Adventurous teambuilding activities, "bleisure" travel, and local F&B are among the top trends that will drive meetings next year, according to Destination Hotels.

Wellness Guide: Making Meetings Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

by Vincent Alonzo | November 02, 2016
Our new wellness guide helps planners create health-conscious meetings.