Associations survey shows uneven event recovery


One in two associations and charities report a return to pre-Covid levels in event attendance but the significant growth seen in events in 2019 has eased, according to the 2023 Association Events Survey.

The survey by the Associations Forum shows that Covid has created a change in attendee patterns with many delegates booking much later for events than they did pre-pandemic. Conference organisers are also booking venues much later than previously with the majority now only looking one to two years ahead.

Cost and financial support have become key drivers in venue selection with delegate focused amenities taking a back seat in 2023.

Almost two thirds (59%) of respondents are unaware of the services provided by Convention Bureaux, but those who are aware use multiple services.

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