Future of Events
Are the systems currently in place helping you achieve your goals and objectives?
Are you someone who...
Select all that would have applied to you as of December 2019 (do not select previous positions/roles)
attends events (as a participant: not in other roles listed)
exhibits at events
decides whether or not an event will happen
sources event vendors/suppliers on a commission basis
sources event vendors/suppliers on a project fee or hourly basis
works for a company that supplies products and/or services to event organizers
owns a company that supplies products and/or services to event organizers
supplies products and/or services to event organizers as an independent contractor
organizes events as your full-time job
organizes events as your part-time job or part of your full-time job
organizes events as an independent contractor
speaks at or facilitates conversation at events
is a journalist or paid blogger in the events industry
How much journalistic value do you get from events industry media? (MeetingsNet, Meetings and Conventions, BizBash, Trade Show News Network, Event Marketer, etc)
Mostly sponsored content
Asks the tough questions
Comments about events industry media
How important are events industry certifications when hiring a contractor, employee, or vendor?
Other factors are more important
One of the top criteria
Should technology be used in automating the sourcing and contracting of more event products and services?
Think about all of the different products and services needed to organize and execute an event. Example: booking room blocks and meeting space online the way we book leisure travel
Potential for many more products and services to leverage automated sourcing
Some things could be automated
No additional products and services should use automated sourcing technoloy
How do you feel about transparency in events industry business transactions?
Pricing, budgets, commissions and fees should be made available earlier in the process
Pricing, budgets, commissions, and fees should not be shared or not until absolutely necessary
Do you feel that the people you do business with trust you?
Or do their words and actions indicate that they do not trust you, your company, or your peers?
Is your company committed to creating better relationships with your employees, customers, AND vendors? (all three)
Comments about putting people at the center of business decisions: Trade offs (if any) you are forced to make to do so or reasons you have been unable or unwilling to do so
Is your company committed to reducing its impact on the environment/planet?
Comments about making climate change a priority: trade offs (if any) you are forced to make to do so or reasons you have been unable or unwilling to do so
Will you personally be better prepared for another major disruption to in-person gatherings?
What long-term changes are you making? What plans do you have for doing things differently?
Who do you consider to be the leaders of the events industry?
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