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Stats: 81% of Americans Miss In-Person Meetings and Conventions

A new survey by APCO Insight affirms that Americans working from home are eager to return to in-person meetings and conventions. The survey found that even after adapting to the new digital workplace, 81 percent of professionals who attended in-person meetings and conventions before the pandemic miss doing so and would be just as likely—if not more likely—to attend in-person conferences, conventions, trade shows and other business events in the future. 

Meetings Mean Business Provides Update on Global Meetings Industry Day 2021

Ambassadors of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) have issued a statement on the state of the meetings and events industry, as well as the Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), which is still set to take place next on April 8, 2021. Overall, MMBC says that the industry rose to the occasion “time and time again,” calling 2020 “one of the most challenging [landscapes] in our history.”

First Live Event Staged in New York City As etc.venues Partners With NECTR

The events industry of New York City came together virtually and live for the first time for many months when the event "The Future is Now" took place at etc.venues360 Madison Avenue as a result of a partnership between etc.venues and event agency NECTR.

Five Ways to Aid the Resumption of In-Person Meetings and Events

To showcase the innovative measures being taken to support the safe return of in-person meetings and events, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) is enlisting corporate executives, policymakers and meetings industry leadership to engage in critical conversations in a virtual discussion series.  The conversations—which premiered in July and will continue through the fall—thus far highlighted five key considerations, predictions and actions underway. They are:

Stats: Most Americans Working From Home Miss In-Person Meetings

With more than 300 million Americans under stay-at-home orders to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), many are now required to work from home and avoid all non-essential business travel. In a matter of weeks, thousands of conferences, conventions, trade shows and other face-to-face business events have been postponed or cancelled. Recent estimates from the U.S.

Global Meetings Industry Day Postponed: Meetings Mean Business Coalition Calls For Virtual Unity on April 14

Global Meetings Industry Day, a person-to-person event in more than 50 countries, has been postponed. In response, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition is calling for virtual unity on April 14. 

Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) leaders in the United States, Canada and India have issued the following statement.