i-Meet.com Planner Confidence Index Barometer – Week 8



Week #8 Industry Survey – May 18
For Meeting Professionals Only


Planner Confidence Index Goal:
Weekly Report on evolving opinions from meeting professionals on when F2F Events will resume
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over 1,500 planner surveys completed
(Corporate 34%; Association 19%; 3rd Party 36%; Other 11%)

When do you expect to resume scheduling/operating F2F events
(as of May 18, 2020)

56% of respondents anticipate they will resume F2F events before the end of the year 

20% of respondents anticipate they will resume F2F events before end of September 

  • The top answer for resuming F2F events is Q4.
  • Waiting to resume until sometime in 2021 is also at 38% for the current week.
  • Resuming F2F events before the end of 2020 is now at 56%.
  • Uncertainty remains at under 9% of planners not sure when their F2F events will resume.
  • Shift in Trend — See the shift below for responses in month of May vs. week ending May 18.

Meeting Professionals are at the center of this research.
Companies and suppliers want to know how to prepare for the future.

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