C&IT looks back on the BCD M&E and Zibrant deal, and what it means for the newly merged organisation.
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.
Agencies are reporting a spike in meetings and conferences in 2016, according to C&IT's State of the Industry report.
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.
C&IT discovers that while virtual reality is gaining traction, mobile apps and registration systems remain the most heavily invested event techs by agencies and corporates.
While the traditional C&I heavyweights in Europe and Asia remain popular, brands are more confident than ever to trial emerging destinations as they hunt for new experiences.
In this competitive sector, brands are striving to be different and are demanding events that set them apart, but on flat budgets.
Regulation and the need for transparent reporting is shaping the nature of the sector's events and how it spends its meetings budget.
As IT and telecoms undergoes 'dramatic waves of change', event planners struggle to keep pace with developments.
The buoyancy of the automotive industry is reflected in the type and number of events being held.
The buoyancy of the food and drink industry has led to increased investment in marketing support, including events and experiential activity.
High-impact, cost-effective events that demonstrate strong ROI are the order of the day in the finance sector.
C&IT's definitive report on the key trends and challenges facing the UK events industry in 2015 and beyond.