Meetings Outlook

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Summer 2021

Welcome to the Summer 2021
Meetings Outlook Report

Optimism and business expectations are the highest ever seen in Meetings Outlook, while eager and innovative meeting professionals envision major growth for the year to come for hiring, budgets, attendance and more even as coronavirus variants threaten to sidetrack recovery.




Business conditions

An astounding 93% of respondents are projecting favorable business conditions over the next year, making this the second consecutive quarter with record-breaking positive expectations. Last summer, only 36% of respondents were anticipating positive business conditions for the year to come.


Business Conditions



Vaccine Adoption

Vaccine adoption

84% of respondents have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus—roughly double that of U.S. and Canadian averages.




Attendance projections

The percentage of respondents anticipating favorable live attendance over the next 12 months (77%) is at an all-time high. For comparison, last summer, only 11% of respondents predicted favorable attendance to come.


Attendance Projections



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