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Meeting and event industry projections remain solidly positive but stabilizing at a slightly cooler rate than in 2015.

About Meetings Outlook

Meetings Outlook is future-focused data that will help you identify new trends and innovations on the horizon—allowing you to budget and plan accordingly and ensuring you have a strong foundation for building sound strategies that keep your business on the path to success. Meetings Outlook is supported in partnership with IMEX Group.

Our research team studies the survey data from our Business Research Panel and sets the tone for the key focus of each edition, and our publications team then develops the editorial angles and creates a narrative that is rich and robust. As a quarterly, Meetings Outlook can detect changes in the environment because of such a wide audience. Sometimes it does take time to see the trends taking shape, but the report is able to more quickly detect those trends.

Meetings Outlook evolved from the bi-monthly Business Barometer. In keeping with the redesign of our member magazine, a key emphasis was to humanize the story through our members’ voices. The content has a greater sense of urgency, information in real time with real voices.

We hope you enjoy reading Meetings Outlook.

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