It’s always a good sign when people become more enthusiastic about their careers. An event planner is no exception. A recent British Meetings & Events Industry Survey (BMEIS) has revealed that event planners are feeling very good when it comes to their careers and their industry overall.
Event Planner Optimism-the Number of Meetings and Events Are Expected to Increase
The survey asked individual event planners where they thought they would see an increase in business.
Here are the takeaways from that survey on the average number of events per event planner:
- Association and not-for-profit events – 37 per year more
- Corporate Events- 48 additional events
When the makeup of a corporate event was further scrutinized, many event planners are expecting corporate event budgets to continue to decrease. While it is a good sign that the number of overall corporate and association events are on the increase, the one take away from this component of the survey is that tightening budgets still remain front and center.
Event Planner Jobs Are on the Rise
Usually when you see optimism for an industry, it’s followed by an increase of career offerings. In the UK survey it seems that an event planner is looking for assistance.
- 22% of association event planners surveyed indicated that they would be seeking assistance
- 28% of corporate event planners indicated that they would be hiring or using third-party assistance
The optimism of corporate event planners, in particular, is catching the eye of Destination Management Companies (DMC). For an event planner a DMC is considered a third-party, working with them to execute a program.
Optimism in an industry is always a good economic bellwether. In the case of the meetings and events industry, event planner optimism is on the rise. A recent British Meetings & Events Industry Survey shows that event planners are expecting an increase in the number of events and event planner jobs. Certainly a welcome change from the last couple of years.