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  • 1.  Get the pulse on the meetings and events industry straight from the source... planners like you!

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 02-19-2024 11:25
    Edited by Maggie Lancashire 02-19-2024 11:25

    Happy Monday everyone! We are ready to start you off with our Huddle of the Week post!

    We're thrilled to bring you the latest insights for 2024 with the PULSE, a collaboration with Northstar Meetings Group, where we surveyed over 400 event professionals in North America. Dive into real-time insights revealing the bustling activity within the planning community this year – what are you thinking and doing in 2024? Turns out, you're busier than ever with more events, but you're still juggling higher costs and finding space while making the most of your event technology.

    Here's a glimpse into what planners are experiencing:

    • 46% plan to boost spending on meetings/event tech and tech support compared to last year.
    • 80% are securing new business bookings six months to one year in advance.
    • 65% of planners are actively involved in planning, sourcing, or researching international meetings, events, and/or incentive programs in Europe.

    Questions for you:

    1. Are you looking to increase spend on meetings and event tech this year?
    2. How far out are you securing new business bookings?
    3. Are you planning any international events in Europe?

    Curious about the latest trends and how Cvent event tech can help? Check out the latest PULSE recap blog post today!

    #HuddleoftheWeek
    #VoiceIt
    #ManagingEvents


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    Maggie Lancashire
    ATL, Product Marketing
    CventUnited States
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  • 2.  RE: Get the pulse on the meetings and events industry straight from the source... planners like you!

    User Group Member
    Posted 02-20-2024 19:44
    1. Are you looking to increase spend on meetings and event tech this year? Hard no.
    2. How far out are you securing new business bookings? a big variety - depends on the nature of the event
    3. Are you planning any international events in Europe? European events for Europeans :)


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    Hallie Loeb
    Event Operations Specialist
    CDW United States
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  • 3.  RE: Get the pulse on the meetings and events industry straight from the source... planners like you!

    User Group Member
    Posted 02-21-2024 06:08
    1. Are you looking to increase spend on meetings and event tech this year? open to suggestions
    2. How far out are you securing new business bookings?6 nmonths
    3. Are you planning any international events in Europe? no


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    Mary Ann Hall [Designation]
    Event Specialist
    Federal Reserve System
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  • 4.  RE: Get the pulse on the meetings and events industry straight from the source... planners like you!

    User Group Member
    Posted 02-21-2024 14:17
    1. Are you looking to increase spend on meetings and event tech this year? Yes - meeting costs keep increasing so we have to increase it.
    2. How far out are you securing new business bookings? We are looking at securing October 2027 at the moment as well as beginning site visits for 2028 and 2029
    3. Are you planning any international events in Europe?  Not at the moment, but as a third-party planner it's not out of the realm of possibilities


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    Julie-Michelle Davis, CMP
    Meetings Manager
    Amex GBT - USA
    Remote Location - Texas
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  • 5.  RE: Get the pulse on the meetings and events industry straight from the source... planners like you!

    User Group Member
    Posted 02-26-2024 11:19
    1. Are you looking to increase spend on meetings and event tech this year? No
    2. How far out are you securing new business bookings? Within the next calendar year
    3. Are you planning any international events in Europe? No


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    Beth Vriesen [Designation]
    Events Registration Admin
    Associated Bank Corporation
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  • 6.  RE: Get the pulse on the meetings and events industry straight from the source... planners like you!

    Community MVP
    Posted 02-26-2024 16:45
    1. Are you looking to increase spend on meetings and event tech this year? 
      No
    2. How far out are you securing new business bookings?
      3 months
    3. Are you planning any international events in Europe?
      Attending events but not planning any


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    Lori Wildman
    Marketing Director
    lwildman@dmainc.com
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.United States
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