by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 01, 2015

In this 2015 edition of our annual Global Planner research, M&C takes an in-depth look at meetings, conventions, trade shows, incentive programs and events held outside the U.S.

Our survey of 286 planners - 195 from the corporate side and 91 representing associations - reveals where  groups met around the world last year, where they will hold events in 2015 and 2016, their decision factors, priorities, concerns, budgets and more.

Among key findings this year for both corporate and association planners:
• Europe will remain the top spot for international meetings in 2016;
• Most global events last 3 to 4 days;

• Quality of accommodations is the top factor cited in selecting an international destination.