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Industry Research

The 11th edition of Globex – the global exhibition organising market: assessment and forecast to 2023 – reveals a positive five-year outlook for the global exhibitions industry. This positive forecast comes despite recent macroeconomic turmoil.

Globex is published by AMR International annually. It provides in-depth trends analysis, granular volume and price data, plus 5-year forecasts on 20* mature and emerging countries, helping organisers to plan their growth strategies.

Infographic by Maximillion inot how technology will transform the industry, looking at how we use it to operate to the benefits of choosing an event management software. 

In January 2018, Skift has launched this report in collaboration with VisitBritain. It looks at the ways in which UK cities are linking their bidding for international conferences in advanced and creative industries with the particular strengths of their local economies in these sectors. The report can be downloaded for free at

Includes comprehensive rankings for all countries and cities and analysis of ten-year trends. Further details available on ICCA website.

An insight into meeting and events, accommodation and travel.

Part of the DTI, UK Trade & Investment have a dedicated section of their website containing research on international markets.

Led by VisitBritain, these surveys include inbound and domestic tourism statistics for the UK and the regions and include occupancy figures, visitor travel patterns and visitor spend figures. UK Occupancy Surveys are also available.

ISES commissioned Crewsaders to research the Mega Event supply chain during 2012. This report was published in February 2013.


Prepared for Joint Meetings Industry Council in September 2012 by Dr Leo Jago of Tourism & Business Events International. 

See the page on 'New Material Available' on the Joint Meetings Industry Council at

Social Distancing Survey released by MIA on 1 May 2020.

Link to all MPI Research. Areas of Research include: Meetings Outlook, Business Value of Meetings, Corporate Social Responsibility, Future of Meetings, Hybrid Meetings, Meeting Desisn, Strategic Meetings Management, CEIS 3.0, UKEIS, USESS, Virtual Meetings, White Papers. 

The UK Economic Impact Study presents a milestone in the history of the UK meeting industry, calculating for the first time the sector's value to the UK economy. It is, to date, the most comprehensive assessment of the economic impact of the industry on the British economy.

Here is an excerpt of the Final Report (23 pgs.) available to download by clicking on the right button: More than 1.3 million meetings were held in the UK in 2011 in more than 10,000 venues. Attendees spent just under £40 billion attending UK meetings, and most meetings took place in London, the South East and the West Midlands. After England, Scotland took the lead in hosting the largest number of meetings. Whilst large hotels hosted most meetings, unusual and unique venues proved popular for conference organisers, and small hotels more popular for incentive events. Corporate clients hosted the vast majority of events, with many (more than 60%) favouring smaller meetings of less than 100 people. Meeting organisers staged on average 147 events in the year and received £11 billion from hosting meetings in the UK and £1.4 billion from hosting meetings outside the UK.

The profile summary and Frequently Asked Questions are avaiable here.

UK Music, the umbrella organisation for the commercial music industry, has produced a new report outlining music tourism's contribution to the UK economy. Also with analysis from Oxford Economics, the report reveals a substantial increase in the popularity of attending live concerts and festivals over recent years. The key findings are:

  • Music tourism contributes £3.1 billion to the UK economy through direct and indirect visitor spend.
  • Between 2011-2014, the number of tourists attending music events in the UK increased by 34% (from 7.1 million to 9.5 million).
  • There has been a 39% increase in the number of overseas music tourists visiting the UK between 2011-2014 (546,000 in 2014).
  • Music tourism sustains 38,238 full time jobs.

The report also details the volume and value of music tourism for each region of the UK.

The Future of Meetings and Events in the era of COVID-10 - Pulse Survey data released on 9th July 2021 by NORTHSTAR Meeting Group.

Annual estimates of travel and tourism visits to the UK ans assocaites earning and expenditure between the UK and the rest of the world.

In 2005, KMPG and Oxford Economics produced a study estimating the economic impact of the UK exhibitions industry on the UK economy. In 2011, Oxford Economics were commissioned by Vivid Interface to update the findings of the 2005 study and provide an estimate for the economic impact of the exhibitions sector on the UK economy in 2010. The study was published in February 2012.

The industry’s most comprehensive annual survey, The Facts 2011, published by FaceTime and produced by Vivid Interface was released on 30 March 2011.

The Facts 2011 is the broadest dataset reporting on trade show and consumer event markets in the UK. The report contains like-for-like comparisons and business sector analysis and offers extensive data from 650 events held in the UK during 2010.

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