Industry Analysis

Incentive Travel Report: Four key trends for 2017

Incentive Travel Report: Four key trends for 2017

Despite the many dramatic changes in the global political landscape in the past year, incentive travel looks set for a solid 2017.

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C&IT Analysis: Protecting creativity

C&IT Analysis: Protecting creativity

C&IT investigates the growing threat of ideas theft in the events industry and what can be done to protect creative pitches.

Everyone's Talking About... agency acquisitions

Everyone's Talking About... agency acquisitions

C&IT looks back on the BCD M&E and Zibrant deal, and what it means for the newly merged organisation.

State of the Industry 2016: Brexit - the MDs lowdown

State of the Industry 2016: Brexit - the MDs lowdown

Agencies are already seeing events postponed just a week after the UK's vote to leave the EU, but MDs hope uncertainty could result in more meetings as clients seek to reassure staff and partners.

State of the Industry 2016: Meetings back on the agenda

State of the Industry 2016: Meetings back on the agenda

Agencies are reporting a spike in meetings and conferences in 2016, according to C&IT's State of the Industry report.

State of the Industry 2016: Vertical victors - which sectors are booming?

State of the Industry 2016: Vertical victors - which sectors are booming?

For the second year in a row, financial services and automotive clients are the most prevalent, with 78% of agencies working with auto clients and 91% dealing with financial services.

Sector reports

Brand Book 2015: Retail's battle to be different

Brand Book 2015: Retail's battle to be different

In this competitive sector, brands are striving to be different and are demanding events that set them apart, but on flat budgets.

Brand Book 2015: Compliance is king for pharma sector

Brand Book 2015: Compliance is king for pharma sector

Regulation and the need for transparent reporting is shaping the nature of the sector's events and how it spends its meetings budget.

Brand Book 2015: Wave of change for IT and telecoms sector

Brand Book 2015: Wave of change for IT and telecoms sector

As IT and telecoms undergoes 'dramatic waves of change', event planners struggle to keep pace with developments.

Brand Book 2015: Auto events getting bigger and better

Brand Book 2015: Auto events getting bigger and better

The buoyancy of the automotive industry is reflected in the type and number of events being held.

Brand Book 2015: USP message key for food & drink sector

Brand Book 2015: USP message key for food & drink sector

The buoyancy of the food and drink industry has led to increased investment in marketing support, including events and experiential activity.

Brand Book 2015: ROI to the fore as budgets rise in finance sector

Brand Book 2015: ROI to the fore as budgets rise in finance sector

High-impact, cost-effective events that demonstrate strong ROI are the order of the day in the finance sector.


State of the Industry Report 2015

C&IT's definitive report on the key trends and challenges facing the UK events industry in 2015 and beyond.