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Meetings Industry Rebounding Strongly
Results from Meetings Focus’ 2011 Meetings Market Trends Survey demonstrate increases in key areas
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 2, 2011 - The North American meetings industry is solidly in rebound mode after nearly two years of lean times, according to results from the 2011 Meetings Market Trends Survey, published by Meetings Focus, based here.
“This year’s survey, among the most comprehensive in the industry, demonstrated that meeting planners expect to hold more meetings in 2011, work with higher budgets and enjoy higher attendance,” said Tyler Davidson, chief content director of Meetings Focus. “On the flip side, they also expect prices to increase.”
Key findings include the following:
The results of the 2011 Meetings Market Trends survey are available online at www.MeetingsFocus.com/MarketTrends or via the digital edition of the print publication, also available on MeetingsFocus.com.
The digital version of the publication also includes video interviews with major meetings industry association heads: Deborah Sexton, president and CEO of PCMA; Bruce MacMillan, president and CEO of MPI; and John Graham, president and CEO of ASAE. Sookman also provides two video clips analyzing the job market.
About Meetings Focus
Meetings Focus is a San Francisco-based division of Stamats Communications Inc., based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Meetings Focus publishes content geared toward the meetings industry, including print publications Meetings Focus East, Meetings Focus MidAmerica, Meetings Focus South and Meetings Focus West, as well as e-media content channels such as www.MeetingsFocus.com, various e-newsletters and educational webinars, and live events, among other products. Meetings Focus also operates an online virtual community, Meetings Focus Forum (www.MeetingsFocusForum.com), addressing meetings industry subjects.
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