Meeting Trends

The Year AheadJanuary 15, 2024
Signs Point to a Positive 2024 By Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE

Confidence among meeting professionals is notably stronger this year than last, according to Michelle Mason, president and CEO, ASAE, the center for association leadership.

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2023 Industry ForecastJanuary 23, 2023
Despite Headwinds, Industry Leaders See Continued Success in 2023 By Henry Fitzgerald

Optimism reigned in 2022, as in-person meetings and events again took their place as the preferred method to network and learn. While hybrid and virtual meetings serve their own purpose, everyone agrees that nothing can replace face-to-face gatherings.

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Forward FocusJuly 12, 2022
Event Design Has Evolved Over the Years By Maura Keller

While banquet-style soirees with featured speakers and networking social hours are a traditional approach that is well-received, more of today’s events are teeming with technological advancements and interactive opportunities that are simply awe-inspiring.

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Healthy Event Activities Are More Important Than Ever By Patrick Simms

A significant benefit of introducing wellness programs into events is improving attendees’ experiences by stimulating their mental and physical health.

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There Are Many Challenges, but the Industry is Resilient By Henry Fitzgerald

Many association meetings experts were optimistic that 2021 would see things improve quickly after a dismal 2020. But two COVID-19 variants put a damper on the recovery.

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Social StudiesJanuary 31, 2022
Use Social Media Properly to Boost Your Event By Maura Keller

Many planners are turning to social media to connect with potential meetings and events attendees.

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A Way To WellnessSeptember 15, 2021
Plugging Healthy Activities Into Events is a Plus By Sophia Bennett

Associations help attendees feel more physically and mentally fit by adding dedicated health and wellness programming to their agendas

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Threat AssessmentSeptember 15, 2021
Put Cybersafety and Security Atop the Planning List By Patrick Simms

As long as an event involves valuable electronic data — whether on organizers’ devices or attendees’ — it is a potential target of cybercriminals.

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Stress ReliefSeptember 15, 2021
How to Deal With the Pressures of Planning the Perfect Meeting By Keith Loria

If a meeting planner doesn’t take steps to deal with stress, it eventually can catch up to them and cause serious mental, personal or health problems.

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All In The FamilySeptember 15, 2021
Meeting Planners Seeking More Family Friendly Venues By Keith Loria

When planners design meetings with families in mind, it’s vital that they think about what’s available in the area for everyone to do.

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