The future of meetings and events

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

As our McCrindle Speakers are regular contributors to meetings and events around Australia, it was our privilege to conduct research for the Melbourne Convention Bureau’s 25-year anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), into the mega trends affecting the future of meetings, and for Mark McCrindle to present the findings at the event.

The aim of the research was to understand how the global meetings industry is changing, through the influences of social trends, new technology and changing attendee expectations.

Findings from the full research report include the following:

  • Conference attendees are increasingly socially responsible, tech savvy and time poor
  • Attendees are looking for collaboration and networking, not just information
  • Meetings provide a place for human interaction, experiential learning and valuable professional investment
  • Customisation of the program structure and event experience is key
  • Augmented virtual reality and artificial intelligence transform the event experience
  • Ideas around venue design for the next generation.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT HERE

Some of the key research findings are outlined in The Future of meetings; 25 years of change infographic:


ABOUT MCCRINDLE SPEAKERS


At McCrindle, our team of professional speakers are in demand for their ability to clearly communicate the insights in engaging ways. Presenting at a variety of national and international events including keynote addresses at conferences, onsite professional development workshops and strategy briefings for senior leaders, the McCrindle speakers are recognised as leaders in tracking emerging issues, researching social trends, and are regarded as expert social researchers, futurists and story tellers.

To make an inquiry, please feel free to get in touch via email, or on 02 8824 3422.

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare


Last 150 Articles


Tags

Myth Merry Christmas youth unemployment housing growth house prices friendship NSW home marriages world youth day staying in Tuesday Trend australian communities forum men faux-ciliser sector ashley fell twentyseventeen australia toys brisbane non profit weather new york times The ABC of XYZ product waverton gen alpha Christmas presents mentor young people thrive forecast millenials marrickville data intern Births repayments alpha parenting trends of 2017 social trends future of education high school menai ease of travel schools hills shire teleworking research pack South Australia suburb baby tv youth community engagement Australian Dream TAS English child care employers entrepreneurs of today office opening forum ACF children food victoria education sector professional speaker renter of the future media activity experience shbc internships life post rationalism rain quote dare to dream ethnography medicine Kirsten Brewer focus group new office cars Geoff Brailey emerging trends mining boom university supply and demand results internet sunny days "know the times" global financial crisis outsourcing Res Vis wages poor define lifestyle housing market rent workplace culture future-proof brand cost emerging generations Christmas season panel economy online australian communities trends report public holiday typical australian huffington post Australian Bureau of Statistics eliane miles 1980 infographic wall staff future 1975 fears learner thought leadership faux-cilising Tuesday Trends bondi participants social shifts baby name mythbusters university degree school royal baby going out fresh VIC leadership workshop cancelling plans analysis shopping financial future census Australian schools google DESTEL Love lalor park salary builders engage investment forecasting customer Tasmania entertainment social change mccrindle tea teaching program baby name predictions wealth distribution personalities pharmacy home ownership economic rental stress meals financial dreams engagement relevant researcher know the times kate middleton consumerism System's Architect litter school students organisations offenders woolworths seasons divorce rate interactive national wealth FPA Western Australia New Zeland generation alpha conference presentation megatrends storytelling demographic Wagga Wagga responsive WA New Zealand gen z transport millionth high density wolloomooloo Australian Trends clothing Wellington FOMO financial independence business index house price facts sector wide study New South Wales Mark McCrindle demographics publication daily commute future of work mother's day home owner priorities speakers princess charlotte paying to work stay home demographic trends trends conference selfie nfp 10 years public speaking Financial Planning Week optus perth Education Future Forum parents moreton bay sector wide volunteers PSI mortgage wedding DIY Channel Seven trends analyst resilience owning a home in the media Canberra Word Up Population Clock Social Trend collaborative McCrindle Speakers wealth and income distribution families socialising workplace urban living 2015 workshop market research hopes baby names social researchers Do It Yourself ideas data analyst coffee marketing dream anzac holiday budget follow generation Z innovative hornsby 40 million Christchurch snapshot earnings national private wealth low density social impact royal employment investor wealth and income 2012 rising house prices demographic transformations future proof ACT leadership investing domestic educhat ACF 2016 sydneysiders land of the middle class Caregiver not-for-profit criminal identity religion 2013 list demographer group session high density living optus my business awards meetings Generation Y local social researcher IT Specialists Australian Census townhouses in depth interviews community divorce trends of 2016 royal family business REIV Conference culture online shopping overcast social lives shifts logan national crime rates NT environmental scanning REIV National Conference Gen Y 2020 marriage buildings christianity mccrindle Netflix Generation X the australian dream average aussie the changing face of cash baby name trends unaffordable urban taskforce vegemite prince george Crime Rates proactive brand experience global generations rule keeper teachers population map language Engineering Manager crime career Real Estate pharmacies work-life trend tuesday change Research Executive property price sun 2014 etiquette media release office space February 16 goal pyrmont mccrindle research mccrindle in the media area presentations survey sustainable norwest neutral bay urban innovation wage church tips names greatness house survey design vegetarian retirement society urban living index geomapping organisational culture cultural diversity tuesday JOMO australian social research networking rise of local Queensland social research optimistic manly Charlotte Melbourne education research Australia Day 2017 Duchess of Cambridge mateship cold 2017 balance goals infographic January 26th father's day financial faux-cilise social enquiry millennials EFF schools students Financial Planning Association year 7 event Valentine’s Day tertiary education Northern Territory ABS spend communities hello fresh Northern Beaches Christian School Northern Beaches Queensland: QLD healthy future growing population presentation winter population growth finance internship income newspaper sports statistics equip Deaths earning states 1994 Hornsby Shire Council ageing learning styles debt jobs of the future google for education slideshare study affordability Northern beaches Event NEETs ipswich ashley mckenzie water global weekly earnings winter blues Royals CBD environment social life Financial Planning Association of Australia wealth teacher apartment sentiments australians staying home more long weekend mobile society trends Assistant Store Manager cancelling event social analysis TDE christmas Bathburst 24 million Wodonga deloitte Australian Families insight energy royal influence work mates sydney event charity professional hobart social commentator leader social media careers celebration Australia Day plans baby boom unemployment entrepreneur narcissism World Water Day Australian Communities Trends Australian Home omnibus city focus groups aged care puzzle authenticity 2016 consumer Sydney keynote speaker professional development student tea media commentary technology Christmas lunch monarchy 24,000,000 Territory Real Estate Institute of Victoria curiosity conference speaker research services research visualisation easy rider suburbs visualisation wellbeing mover and shaker education award happiness affordable education future Sydney Adelaide shopper's pick cancel plans emerging technologies conferences social research Gen X aussie culture potts point Scouts SMSF training real debate qualitative research housing skills community event mythbusting cloudy days teach grandparents collaboration school satisfaction Channel 7 sydney speaker gold coast daily telegraph educated digital cartodb sunburnt country generation dreaming media cooking government friends generations baby boomers middle class suburban living renting GPO commute holidays poker master dessert learning keynote speaker education future report population households crows nest increasing densification futurist state easter entrepreneurial office population milestone stats tattoos learn recap village couple property market annual income sydneycity local communities research data insights group women rich capital cities resource news growth family workforce capital city bureau tableau events personal growth small business Australian communities Australians moderators guide housing trends housing affordability Aussies earn future proofing world ageing population communicate HSC summer 23 million report acf15 generational trends jobs graphs 1968 safe high density apartments SA social commentary year 12 video visual trend data visualisation property Aussie students ultimo Kiwi gender cost of living politics challenge aged care not for profit darwin work motivate eliane household relational case study brands communication communications keynote click Australian demographics The Daily Edition living young australians residents house price rise blaxland socialites

Archive