Industry research

GainingEdge Launches New Global Competitive Index

A new index which ranks cities in terms of their competitive strength for attracting international conventions was launched at the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Annual… Read More

American Express Meetings and Events forecasts steady growth for 2019

The meetings industry has achieved consistent growth in spend and attendees for the fourth consecutive year, solidifying its value as a business enabler according to Amex’s events… Read More

How things have changed: Bill O’Toole on the handbook that’ll set the new standard in events

As he travelled the globe training event teams and developing event strategies on behalf of organisations like the UN and the European Commission in the early 2000s,… Read More

Melbourne breaking records for Business Events

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has achieved a 25 per cent increase in economic contribution from secured business events in 2017/2018 financial year from the previous year,… Read More

White paper on using the “why” to influence event design released

American Express Meetings and Events have released a White Paper on identifying and using the “why” behind events as a key driver for event design. The paper… Read More

MEA conference follow up – The Art of Business Drinking: 10 Essential Tips

Cocktail functions, awards dinners and after parties are the core networking opportunities at any conference and the annual MEA conference is no exception. Champion networker, marketer and… Read More

Top talent converge on Adelaide this weekend for the ultimate conference for the Australian events industry

Meetings & Events Australia, the peak membership body for the events industry, has secured top talent from around the world, to speak at the upcoming National Conference,… Read More

EEAA to deliver major study of Australasian exhibition and event industry

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is calling on the industry to contribute to research that will provide new analysis on the Australasian exhibition and… Read More

International convention visitors show growth for New Zealand

Business events are generating high value for New Zealand’s visitor industry, and it can only get better, says Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ). The Convention Delegate… Read More

EEAA’S ‘PULSE’ shows exhibition industry in good health

The results of the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) annual Member ‘PULSE’ survey shows strong growth in new shows within the Australasian business event industry,… Read More