Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
2Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
EIBTM 2011 Industry Trends & Market Share Report

EIBTM 2011 Industry Trends & Market Share Report

Ratings: (0)|Views: 117|Likes:
Published by neli00

More info:

Published by: neli00 on Dec 16, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

03/23/2013

pdf

text

original

 
The Global Meetings & Events Exhibition
29 November – 1 December 2011Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain
Organised byEIBTM is part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings and Events Portfolio
www.eibtm.com
EIBTM 2011 Industry Trendsand Market Share Report
An evaluation by Rob DavidsonEIBTM Industry Analyst
 
EIBTM2011INDUSTRYTRENDSANDMARKETSHAREREPORTBYROBDAVIDSON
 
PREFACE
Inevitably,thisyear’seditionoftheEIBTMIndustryTrendsandMarketShareReportisdominated
bythestateofthe
globaleconomy,whichhasincreasedinvolatilitysinceourlastreport.Theprevailingmood,inthemeetingsandeventsindustryasintheeconomyingeneral,isstilloneofrecoveryandconfidence.Butitisanincreasinglyunevenanduncertainrecovery,thepaceofwhichvariesgreatlyfromworldregiontoworldregion.Thishasbeenayearoftwodistinctivehalves,whichbeganoptimistically,inthewidespreadbeliefthattheworstwasover,encouragedbyaprofusionofpositiveprojectionsfortheglobaleconomyasawhole.Butbythesecondhalfof2011,revisedandupdateddatapointedtoalossofmomentumacrossawiderangeofnationaleconomies.Onlytwoyearsintothepost-crisisrecovery,thedataindicatedthattheglobaleconomyhadonceagainweakenedasworldGDPgrowthslowed,raisingdoubtsaboutwhethertherecentexpansionofeconomicactivityintheadvancedeconomieswasreallysustainable.Astheyeardrawstoaclose,fearsofstalledgrowthorevenadouble-diprecessionhavereturned,asmuchofthemostrecentdatasuggeststhattheadvancedeconomiesinparticularmaybeheadingintoanotherdownturnineconomicactivity.Macroeconomicsnotwithstanding,thishasbeenayearofsteadygrowthoverallforthemeetingsandeventsindustry,withmuchofthedataindicatingthatbothdemandandpricelevelsarerising.Demandinmanysectorsisnowcloseto2008pre-recessionlevels,andbusinessconfidenceremainshighamongmeetingsandeventsprofessionals.Itmaybethat,givenourexperiencesofthepastfewyears,wehavelearnedtooperateeffectivelywithinvolatilemarketsbydrawingonourreservesofinnovativesolutionsandbycooperatingwithourstakeholdersinnewandimaginativeways,inordertomeethead-onthechallengeswehaveencountered.Therecanbenodoubtthatthisspiritofcooperationandcollaborationhasalreadycreatedstrongerintra-industryrelationshipsthatwilllastforyearstocome.RobDavidsonEIBTMIndustryAnalystSeniorLecturerinEventsManagement,UniversityofGreenwich.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->