Our editorial advisory board sounds off about what’s happening in their sectors of the meetings and events world.
state of the industry
Each year, prior to our Best of Michigan Awards party, the MIM+E Editorial Advisory Board meets to discuss the state of the meetings and events industry, including the challenges it faces and the trends taking hold or on their way out. Here’s what our members had to say this year.
MIM+E: Let’s start by talking about the issues facing our industry. What are the top challenges?
The annual conversation with our editorial advisory board, made up of industry pros from around the state, is always candid and thoughtful and provides a look at what is happening in the trenches. Discussion pingponged back and forth between protecting creative capital placed in proposals and finding employees willing to work the hours necessary. The group concluded that corporate, social, food and beverage, and technology gatherings are happening in force while the oil and gas sector is scaling back.
Year in Review