Did you know that, according to a recent survey, 65 percent of planners say the global financial crisis is the biggest force shaping international events? Or that 67 percent say their budget are at best static? Do you know what you need to do to prove the value of your meetings in today's shifting environment?

This infographic, created by The Center for Business Intelligence, outlines some of the trends and recent stats on the current state of international meetings, with a focus on those held by pharmaceutical and other life sciences companies. CBI co-produces two events with Medical Meetings: The 5th Annual West Coast Life Sciences Meeting Management Forum, coming to San Diego December 12 -13; and the 2013 Pharma Forum, scheduled for Orlando March 19-22.