Technology continues to be a significant focus across the whole of Carlson Wagonlit Travel. While there has been progress made in using technology to manage event registration and meetings in the Americas, other regions are making infrastructure improvements to catch up.
In the Meetings & Events supplement to our 2014 Travel Price Forecast (right-click to download) we point out that “Meeting planners will continue to be increasingly interested in virtual meetings and hybrid meetings next year, which combine some in-person attendance with virtual components, either to limit group sizes, or to reduce meeting duration onsite. The use of mobile apps for larger meetings has gained traction as well and will continue to proliferate throughout 2014.”
Tony Wagner, Vice President of CWT Meetings & Events, Americas, talks more about technology in this short clip below:
Direct link to video for mobile users: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nI5kjeToVc
Are you still being engaged with on paper at meetings, as Tony notes?
If you have yet to download this report, you should. It includes not only pricing forecasts and projected group sizes for North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, but also our team’s expert recommendations and a look at other trends for 2014.