Respondents held an average of approximately 20 meetings with under 50 attendees, eight meetings with between 50 and 99 attendees, five meetings with between 100 and 199 attendees, and six meetings with between 200 and 250 attendees.
PROJECTED 2012 SMALL MEETINGS VS. 2011 SMALL MEETINGS
Twelve percent expect to hold more small meetings in 2012. Only six percent expect to hold fewer small meetings in 2012 than 2011 and more than four-fifths of respondents (82 percent) expect the number of small meetings they hold this year to remain the same as last year.
EXPECT TO INCREASE 12%
2011 SMALL MEETINGS VS. 2010 SMALL MEETINGS
Seventeen percent reported that they held more small meetings in 2011 than 2010. Seventy-four percent reported that their small meetings’ count held steady.
Average: +1.9 percent compared to +2.2 percent in last year’s survey
EXPECT TO DECREASE 6%
Average: +3.3 percent compared to +1.8 percent last year
REMAIN THE SAME 82%
REMAINED THE SAME 74%
Types and Locations of Small Meetings
In 2011, respondents held an average of approximately 12 seminars, nine training meetings, eight committee meetings, four board meetings, and eight other types of meetings. Respondents held an average of 13 meetings at downtown hotels, five at suburban hotels, four at airport hotels, three at conference centers, two at resorts, and three at other types of facilities.