Industry News

March 27, 2024

March: Event Industry People, Deals, and Moves

Welcome to this month’s event marketing industry news digest, featuring updates on new hires, promotions, acquisitions, and launches. Submit your news here.   Acquisitions OBE Worldwide (parent of On Board Experiential) has acquired a majority stake in London-based agency Playmaker Experiential, led by managing partners Ian Hayne and James Hogben. With the deal, OBE expands...

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February 22, 2024

Four Business Travel Trends and Forecasts Impacting Events in 2024

Your attendee travelers are eager to hit the road, but thanks in part to economic challenges like inflation, companies are cutting back on T&E. Those able to travel freely are combining remote work with longer leisure trips. Higher air fares are replacing the flight delay challenges of 2023. And amid it all, sustainability watchdogs are...

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January 17, 2024

Survey: Fortune 1000 Exhibit Budgets are Up, But so are Costs

The reality of hard cost increases, surging labor pay and revised partner rate cards? Two-thirds of corporate exhibitors (66 percent) expect the cost of exhibiting to impact what shows they exhibit at and how big of a footprint they activate this year, according to the 2024 EDPA Industry Insights survey fielded by Event Marketer and...

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