With EIBTIM, Europe’s premier business events conference, just days away, the findings of this year’s Industry Trends Report have been collated.
The official evaluation will be presented at an offical event during EIBTM itself, but the initial results indicate planners and suppliers should have a positive outlook for 2014.
The report has been complied by the well-known industry authority Rob Davidson, senior lecturer in Events Management at the University of Greenwich.
Davidson’s report chimes with similar findings presented at CIBTM earlier in the year. There, Sally Greenhill, managing director of the Right Solution and analyst of the 2013 IBTM Meetings Industry Report – Asia Focus presented findings, which indicated that the volume of events in Asia in 2013 had increased by over 50 per cent.
Davidson’s report states: ‘A consensus is forming that, leading into 2014, meetings, events and business travel will continue to remain critical drivers assisting organisations in their efforts to reach their strategic business objectives and effectively communicate with their employees, customers and partners worldwide’.
The Industry Trends Report will be presented, in full by Davidson at this year’s EIBTM on 19 November (11:30am -12:30pm) in the Lecture Theatre, and as a direct result of the sessions growing popularity, the findings will then be presented in a repeat session which will take place on 21 November (9am-10am) in Conference Room 5.2.
EIBTM 2013 will take place from 19th – 21st November, a week earlier than in previous years. The EIBTM Forum will take place the day before the exhibition on 18th November. Trade Visitor registration is open and all meetings industry professionals are invited to register at eibtm.com/attend
For more information, visit: eibtm.com