I always enjoy learning something new about our industry, and better yet, about the diverse group of people who represent it. The nature of our work continues to grow and evolve, and in that spirit, below are five things you may not have known about meeting professionals. (Brownie points if you did!)
If that one user conference with all of its attendees can have an economic impact of more than $200 million for one city, imagine what the overall spend and economic impact is for the thousands of meetings held every day across the country. 
The services provided by the meetings industry often go unnoticed, but the economic impact is unmistakable. Our industry supports, preserves and strengthens local communities – bringing in billions of dollars in revenue and hundreds of thousands of jobs.

About the Campaign

Meetings Mean Business is an industry-wide coalition to showcase the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities. By rallying industry advocates, working with stakeholders, conducting original research, engaging with outside voices and more, the coalition brings the industry together to emphasize its importance. Comprised of over 50 members, the coalition unites the meetings industry with one strong and powerful voice.