Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings OutlookTM, 2017 Fall Edition.Meetings Outlook presents future industry trends and predictions from MPI members, including meeting professionals on MPI’s Business Research Panel. Every quarter, research firm Association Insights surveys the panel, asking a short series of quantitative questions related to the economy and a qualitative question regarding the individual’s professional outlook. The latest installment of the quarterly report notes regular headline reminders of event safety and security combined with a forecast for a continued healthy market. Key findings include for example that 43% of industry professional report an increase in contentious or conflict-oriented conversations or personal challenges during meetings. Furthermore, respondents are most prepared for weather/natural disasters and active shooters, while least prepared for vehicular violence and crowd stampedes. To view the full report, visit www.mpiweb.org/meetingsoutlook. www.mpiweb.org
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