A Must Read: MPI’s 2014 Spring Meetings Outlook

Posted by Kevin Iwamoto on 05/21/2014

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I have to congratulate my friends, the executives at MPI and MPI Foundation for their latest Meetings Outlook report.

Their Meetings Outlook reports provide extremely valuable information for annual forecasting and reporting to your senior executives. I use the data myself in presentation slides that cover forward-looking trends and developments. The latest report for spring 2014 is now available for downloading for MPI members.

So what did I find interesting?  Here’s a few of the findings I will be using in my education sessions:

  • 53% of planners said they expect an increase in attendance numbers vs. 14% who predict a decline
  • 66% predict an increase in usage of virtual attendance vs. 5% predicting a decline (that will be music to my friend Debi Scholar’s ears!)
  • There’s still a lack of widespread adoption for virtual hybrid meetings, with 40% of respondents’ saying that virtual hybrid meetings are not used
  • 73% predict better business conditions vs. 14% predicting a decline
  • 43% predict a budget increase vs. 16% predicting a reduction
  • 52% say they will continue to experience shorter lead times, with 30% saying there will be no change

Take a look at the study and hopefully you can use the information and data to support your strategic goals and objectives for your company.


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Meetings and Conventions Magazine — 5 Tips to Make Your Event More Environmentally Friendly — May 2016

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Earth Day fell on April 22 this year. As happens every year, people from around the world agreed on that day to turn off lights, reflect on ways to make our planet cleaner and take steps to reduce waste. 
As we in this industry know, bringing together thousands of people can create a great deal of waste and emissions. However, we can make conscious decisions every day, at every event, to make sure we are doing all that we can to make our events environmentally friendly.

Read the original article here.


Lanyon Selected to Power GBTA’s Worldwide Events

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Dallas, Texas (April 28, 2016) — Lanyon, a global leader in meetings, events and travel software, today announced that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has selected the company’s RegOnline® software to power their global events. The agreement reinforces Lanyon’s commitment to provide best-in-class software to the association marketplace.


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PCMA Convene – 5 Tips to Max Out Your Mobile Event App – April 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 04/11/2016

If you’ve attended an event, or even walked around any street recently, it’s a safe bet you saw a lot of folks walking around with their heads down, eyes trained on their smartphones, thumbs busily scrolling up and down their screens.

What’s so awesome about their phones? Most likely, they were engaged with an app. 


...read the original article here.


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