MIA survey sees meetings sector start to recover

The Meetings Industry Association’s (MIA) UK Conference Market Survey 2002 has revealed the average number of meetings organised by companies fell slightly against last year, from 9.7 per company to 9.2. A similar scenario was found in the association sector, with meetings falling from 13.2 to 12.8 per company. However, delegate numbers rose by 57% to an average of 186. Increased market confidence is reflected in the average annual spend in the association sector, which is up by 33%. The survey reveals the top three factors considered by organisers remain location, value for money and ease of access.

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