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Meetings Industry Insights – November 2023

By Glen Ellwood / November 29, 2023

Did they get it right? At the end of 2022 several Event Industry Professionals predicted some 35+ trends for 2023. Among those were budgets, the metaverse, work-life balance, data privacy, and the unknown of supply chains and inflation which we have heard about in previous predictions. Some of the more surprising and interesting predictions were…

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Meetings Industry Insights – August 2023

By Molly Marsh / August 28, 2023

The headline of the most recent Meeting Professionals International Meetings Outlook articulates what most in the industry have been feeling: Cost Increases Continue to Outpace Budgets, Present Challenges. But it’s not all bad news! The drive for attendance is back for most organizations, with over 80% of planners reporting and projecting continued in-person attendance growth.…

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Meetings Industry Insights May 2023

By Glen Ellwood / May 22, 2023

As we round out the Spring 2023 conference season with stories of many great experiences (and a few not-so-great) we are reminded that a few key pain points remain “post COVID” in the meetings and hospitality industry. Among those are staff shortages, supply chain delays, reduced service levels, and high costs. In the same breath…

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Meetings Industry Insights February 2023

By Molly Marsh / February 10, 2023

According to a recent statement from American Hotel & Lodging Association CEO Chip Rogers, 85 percent of their member properties are “somewhat or severely understaffed.” This certainly reflects the experience that the AMR Education and Events team has had in working with over 30 different hotels and event venues nationwide in the last six months.…

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6 Steps to Include in Your Conference Presentation Checklist

By Patti Schutte / January 3, 2023

As an association leader, you might have some public speaking experience from presenting at association meetings and other gatherings. Now, you’ve been invited to speak at a conference presentation. While this is an exciting new opportunity, conference presentations come with additional planning considerations to ensure your speech is engaging and effective.  This is where a…

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