Eventia chairman Simon Hughes told C&IT the key reason for considering pulling away from publishing the UKEMTS in 2013 is to "avoid duplication".
"We normally publish the UKEMTS in July, but will it have any real value in 2013?" said Hughes.
"There is the broader study that MPI [has been working on], but also the All Party Parliamentary Group is compiling evidence from industry."
Hughes added that as the findings of the All Party Parliamentary Group evidence were to be presented at International Confex in March, the usual timings of the UKEMTS research meant it would not be completed in time for that inquiry.
"We are talking to Leeds Metropolitan University, as we don’t want to duplicate what they are doing with MPI," added Hughes.
The new vice-chairs of the Business Visits and Events Partnership – which include Hughes, MPI UK and Ireland president Samme Allen and Ises representative Richard Foulkes – are set to meet this month to further discuss industry-led research.
"We want to stay much more focused on meaningful research of real value," added Hughes.