MPI Outlook Report -April, 2023

I’m happy to report MPI continues to be optimistic about the state of the meetings industry. Here are some key statistics included in their report,  regarding in-person events,

that you need to know.

Key points

  • Planners continue to deal with hotel industry staffing problems. This will continue to be a challenge this year.
  • 49% report full-time hiring has increased. “.. that is the highest percentage recorded for full-time hiring in the history of MPI’s Meetings Outlook surveys.”
  • 85% of respondents have a “very positive” outlook for the rest of this year.
  • 64% say it’s a seller’s market. Hotels have an advantage in negotiations.
  • 82% expect attendance increases.

Here’s the link to the full report:

We made it through COVID cancellations and shutdowns. Let’s celebrate this optimistic report!

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