Interesting snippet from the recent Future Watch survey (MPI and AMEX), if this is the case, it should be good news for MSI Members!
- Planners and suppliers agree that an increase in creativity and innovation will be a necessary and invaluable tool in 2009. Planners and suppliers expect new, (including currently unknown standards and practices) to emerge which will make the industry more efficient and effective for the long term. While client‐side planners foresee a 9% drop in volume, independent meeting management professionals expect only a marginal reduction of 0.5%.
- 11% of meeting professionals expect an increase in the use of technology to access meetings and content remotely, in order to help lower overall costs. The technology which more professionals plan to use is “on-site” related.