by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 23, 2013
The German Convention Bureau has unveiled "Meetings and Conventions 2030: A study of megatrends shaping our industry." One component of the comprehensive study, which includes white papers and interviews, is a survey of 200 global meeting professionals. The survey shows that 42 percent of respondents believe technology in work and life will be very influential in the future of the meetings business; 29 percent feel that globalization and internationalization will be influential; 26 percent rate mobility as a key influence; while 21 percent and 18 percent, respectively, say that sustainable development and demographic change will affect the industry in next 15-20 years. Find the study at the German Convention Bureau.