Research and White Papers

30 Seconds to Smart: The Most Important Factors in Site Selection (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | August 02, 2016
We asked planners what's crucial to making site selection decisions.

UFI Forecasts Global Growth for Exhibition Industry, Notes Regional Challenges

by Matt Alderton | July 22, 2016
The global exhibition industry will enjoy continued growth this year and next, predicts UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

Report: Global Business Travel Spending to Reach $1.6 Trillion by 2020

by Matt Alderton | July 11, 2016
Despite uncertainty, global business travel spending reached record levels in 2015 and will continue growing through 2020, according to the Global Business Travel Association.

CEIR Publishes Attendee-Retention Strategies for Exhibition Organizers

by Matt Alderton | July 08, 2016
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research has published a new report featuring 11 attendee-retention case studies from industry executives.

Study: 96 Percent of Companies Say Strategic Meetings Management Works

by Matt Alderton | July 06, 2016
Companies with strategic meetings management programs say benefits include greater cost transparency and reduction, regulatory compliance, and attendee satisfaction.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Terrorism, Zika Is Influencing Site Selection (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | June 28, 2016
We asked planners how international terrorism and the Zika threat are influencing site selection.

Planners Taking Electronic Notes, Conference Sessions Getting Shorter, Research Finds

by Matt Alderton | June 27, 2016
New research by the IMEX Group and Meeting Professionals International reveals increased electronic note-taking and shorter conference sessions.

Social Tables Benchmarks 'Modern Meeting Planner' in New Study

by Matt Alderton | June 24, 2016
Social Tables' new "Benchmarking the Modern Meeting Planner" study explores meeting planner demographics, duties, and tools.

Study: Most Business Travelers Satisfied with Business Trips

by Matt Alderton | June 23, 2016
Business travelers who aren't satisfied with their business trip experience say better Wi-Fi and clearer business-travel objectives would help.

30 Seconds to Smart: The Challenges of Providing Meeting Security (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | June 21, 2016
We asked planners what types of events are the most difficult to provide security for attendees.

30 Seconds to Smart: Safety Risks That Lead to Meeting Cancellations (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | June 14, 2016
We asked planners what safety risks are most likely to cause a cancellation.

30 Seconds to Smart: The State of Risk Management for Meetings (Video)

by Michaela Christensen | June 07, 2016
We asked planners if their organization has a risk management plan for meetings.