More than half (55 percent) of corporate meeting professionals responding to the survey worked at companies employing fewer than 1,000 individuals.
FEWER THAN 1,000
50,000 OR MORE
TO 49,999 7%
TYPE OF EMPLOYER
Respondents employed in the corporate world are most likely to work for a professional services firm (35 percent), or technology or manufacturing firms (10 percent each). Respondents are most likely (73 percent) to work for a company with a national market base.
TO 4,999 20%
TO 9,999 5%
CONSUMER GOODS 7%
What is the No. 1 challenge facing the meetings industry?
“Creating new programs for the membership and encouraging them to register earlier. We get the numbers, but I wish they wouldn't leave it to the 11th hour to register.” “Generating useful registration reports from a single-capture active directory database.”
“Having colleagues and superiors understand—and trust—what I do. I live in the movie ‘Groundhog Day,’ where I am having the same conversations with finance and the powers-that-be over and over again.”