EIBTM's new "European Meetings andReport," published in conjunction with the Mintel International Group, shows that two different trends for corporate and have emerged in Europe. Businesses are holding smaller and shorter events due to financial constraints and the international climate of uncertainty. On the positive side, the report finds that the average number of delegates attending association meetings and conferences is increasing. The average number of delegates per event now stands at 815, compared to 638 nine years ago.
Other key findings:
The report also looked at technology trends:
The report was conducted by Philip Alford, senior lecturer, the University of Luton Business School, where he is also a member of its International Tourism Research Centre. Alford will report his findings at EIBTM 2002, to be held May 21 to 23 in Geneva.