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Three-quarters of event professionals predict growth in 2014/15

More than three-quarters (78%) of event professionals expect business to grow during 2014/15, according to the ISES Global Business Survey.

Brian Acheson, international president, ISES
Brian Acheson, international president, ISES

The International Special Events Society (ISES) survey, which was released today (19 May), also revealed that 52% of respondents forecast that growth will exceed 25%, with 18% predicting that it will exceed 50%.

Although 57% of respondents expect direct client spend on events to increase in 2014/15, 36% expect it to remain the same.

Brian Acheson CSEP, international president, ISES, said: "This survey shows that the events industry is continuing to recover, not just locally but globally, and that there is a very strong demand for event products and services across all sectors, with both supplier sales and client spend increasing at a fast pace."

The Global Business Survey was conducted during March 2014 and was completed by ISES members from the UK, Canada, US, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

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