Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy

In collaboration with OE logo

The new Economic Significance Study to evaluate the economic impact of the events industry as of 2016 is currently in process with our research partner, Tourism Economics. This study quantifies the economic contributions made by meetings, trade shows, conventions, congresses, incentive events and other meetings that take place throughout the United States. After the data is collected, the study is planned to be completed and results will be shared in early 2018. Upon completion of the U.S. study, we are exploring international studies also.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to support this important study:


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Sustaining Members


Events Industry Council Members ​

  • AMC Institute
  • American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership
  • Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors Interntaional
  • Association of Destination Management Executives International
  • Convention Sales Professionals International
  • Corporate Event Marketing Association
  • Destination Marketing Association International
  • Event Service Professionals Association
  • Exhibition Services & Contractors Association
  • Federación de Entidades Organizadoras de Congresos y Afines de America Latina
  • Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals
  • Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
  • IACC
  • Incentive Research Foundation
  • International Association of Exhibitions and Events 
  • International Association of Professional Congress Organisers
  • International Association of Speakers Bureaus
  • International Association of Venue Managers 
  • International Congress and Convention Association
  • International Live Events Association
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • National Association for Catering and Events 
  • National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
  • National Speakers Association
  • Professional Convention Management Association
  • Religious Conference Management Association
  • Society for Incentive Travel Excellence
  • Society of Government Meeting Professionals 
  • Society of Independent Show Organizaers
  • South African Association for the Conference Industry
  • US Travel Association