The Forces Shaping Today’s Meetings and Events

In the world of hotels and conference centers, occupancy, revenue-per-available room, average daily rates and demand are exceeding the long-term average growth rate. While positive for conference centers and hotels, today’s meeting planner faces an increasingly competitive market climate. When coupled with a range of issues—room piracy, cyber security, green meetings and health and wellness—it is clear that the world of meetings has never been more complex. 

Join this session to:

  • Identify ways to optimize your relationships with hotels as well as your key stakeholders

  • Explore the internal and external forces that continue pressuring meeting design and meeting dissemination

  • Discuss how we no longer have attendees, but rather meeting participants

  • Gain a better understanding of the economic environment and how structural changes will have an impact in 2019 and beyond