Meeting Activity Trends for 2019

More planners will be organizing virtual meetings.

Meeting Activity Trends for 2019 2

Recently, Successful Meetings sent a survey out to identify meeting trends for 2019. Of the respondents, 33 percent were corporate planners, 33 percent were association planners and 34 percent were third party or independent planners. Of that pool, 15 percent say they will plan more than 50 meetings in 2019. Here's what else they had to say.

Number of off-site meetings planned in 2018

Over 50: 15%
26 to 49: 13%
11 to 25: 20%
6 to 10: 20%
1 to 5: 32%


Number of meetings scheduled in 2019 compare with 2018
(More / Less / Unchanged)

Sales meetings: 30% / 13% / 57%
Training meetings: 29% / 15% / 56%
Trade shows: 22% / 14% / 64%
Consumer/marketing events: 16% / 14% / 70%
Incentives: 25% / 15% / 60%
Association meetings: 25% / 9% / 66%
Virtual meetings: 46% / 4% / 50%
Hybrid meetings: 36% / 6% / 58%