British Meetings and Events Industry Survey 2020 (BMEIS)

The most comprehensive market research project in the UK events industry. The British Meetings & Events Industry Survey is crammed full of latest facts and information to help you make the right decisions. The survey includes data from top corporate and association event organisers. BMEIS is commissioned by CAT Publications and carried out by the market research company BVA BDRC.

The British Meetings & Events Industry Survey is a 40 page report on the buying trends of corporate and association event planners and is a tool to help you write a business plan for the coming year. It tells you what corporate and association buyers are budgeting for venues and what they are paying, it tells you about the changing face of the meetings business – from which types of venues are preferred to size and duration of conferences. Most importantly, it tells you what are the key factors influencing venue selection. The results of the survey include reports on:

  • Respondents characteristics
  • Methodology
  • Summary of results
  • Volume of events
  • Number of delegates
  • Duration of events
  • Percentage of residential events
  • Budgeted delegate rates
  • Annual budgets for events
  • Lead times
  • UK destinations
  • Preferred venue types
  • Preferred venue incentives
  • Factors influencing venue selection
  • Third party assistance with events
  • Referral to convention bureaus
  • Frequency of outsourcing
  • Measuring return on investment
  • Print and digital media consulted
  • Meetings industry trade shows attended
  • Satisfaction ratings
  • Factors affecting events currently
  • Cancellation of events due to terrorism
  • Sharing economy providers
  • GDPR
  • Hours worked per week
  • Working in the events industry

BMEIS is sponsored by The Meetings Show, The ICC Birmingham and the Stuttgart Convention Bureau.

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If you have missed the previous edition of the British Meetings & Events Industry Survey [BMEIS], the 2019 version published in November 2018, is still available to order.

BMEIS 2020

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