Industry Analysis

State of the Industry 2017: Future forecast

State of the Industry 2017: Future forecast

While some agency MDs are optimistic about the future prospects for the UK events industry, others are nervous about the current political uncertainty and Brexit negotiations.

State of the Industry 2017: Top 5 Corporate Challenges

State of the Industry 2017: Top 5 Corporate Challenges

Corporate planners from Cision, DXC Technology, Lloyds Banking Group and Which? share why budgets, finding new and interesting venues, delivering more for less, Brexit and getting internal stakeholders to try something different are all key challenges in 2017.

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State of the Industry 2017: Destination trends

State of the Industry 2017: Destination trends

London remains by far the favourite destination for events at home, while the US and Asia are growing in popularity further afield, according to C&IT's research.

Top 50 Agencies 2017: Top Banana (=36)

Top 50 Agencies 2017: Top Banana (=36)

Top Banana Communication ranked joint 36th position in C&IT's Top 50 UK Agencies table, based on its 2016 UK event-based turnover.

State of the Industry 2017: Why agencies are going global

State of the Industry 2017: Why agencies are going global

Almost a fifth (17%) of agencies surveyed for C&IT's State of the Industry Report said they have, or plan to, open an office overseas in 2017. But what is driving these ambitions?

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Blog: Why you should stop doing Christmas Parties

Blog: Why you should stop doing Christmas Parties

Russell Allen, Engagement Director at Crescendo highlights why Christmas Parties are "no longer relevant".

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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 2017

C&IT's definitive report on the key trends and challenges facing the UK events industry in 2017 and beyond.