MPI Fall Outlook Survey

The latest MPI Meetings Outlook™ has planners predicting a healthy industry, a seller’s market, and challenges in managing expectations

Employment Is on the Rise
Business is anticipated to grow by 3.8 percent. According to the report, full-time staff positions grew by 5 percent since last quarter. Further, 46 percent of the respondents reported an increase in contract employees and 31 percent saw an increase in part-time staff.

Year-to-Year Attendance Growth
Attendance at live and virtual meetings and events is expected to maintain a 2.7% increase, although the segment predicting no change in virtual meeting attendance has experienced double-digit growth from 28% in the Q4 report from last year to 42% this year.

Business Looks Good
For the second straight year, a vast majority of meeting planners are predicting bullish business conditions for the year ahead.

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