Conferences as Economic Catalysts

Conventions and other face-to-face events are critical to local economies and often influence how a city is shaped, including who lives there, who works there and who visits year-to-year. Our joint report with Skift examines how meetings drive economic development in cities across the country, from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
 
In April 2017, Meetings Mean Business published a joint research report with Skift examining how conferences and other face-to-face events have contributed to the economy, innovation, and prominent industries in cities across the country.
 
In Las Vegas, we found that conferences and other face-to-face events were critical in helping the city redefine itself from a city famed for its nightlife to a city at the forefront of tech innovation, and in Cleveland, prominent medical conferences positioned the Mid-western city as a leader in healthcare IT. The report also looks at economic and innovation growth in San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Albuquerque.
 
 
Want to learn more?
 
  • Download the full report here
  • Access a one-pager describing the key report findings here
  • Read an article published in the Las Vegas Sun about Las Vegas’ rise to a tech innovation leader
  • Watch a webinar with the report author Greg Oates below and access the webinar presentation here

 

 

This article was included in Issue 18 of Business Events World from The Iceberg.

 

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