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Conferencing and Events - UK - September 2018

“The conferencing and events market maintained growth in 2017 despite difficult trading conditions. Whilst the value of the industry is expected to continue along a positive trajectory, the market is likely to face increased pressure over the coming years as operators await the outcome of Brexit negotiations.”
– Marco Amasanti, B2B Analyst

This Report looks at the following areas:

  • Ongoing uncertainty pressures around Brexit
  • Increasing implementation of technology

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Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Covered in this Report
      • Executive Summary

          • The market
            • Market value continues resilient growth in 2017
              • Figure 1: UK Conferencing and events market value and forecast, £ billion, 2013-22
            • Market segmentation
              • Companies and brands
                • Series of new acquisitions
                  • What we think
                  • Issues and Insights

                    • Ongoing uncertainty pressures around Brexit
                      • The facts
                        • The implications
                          • Increasing implementation of technology
                            • The facts
                              • The implications
                              • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                • Market maintains growth alongside stubborn GDP
                                  • Growth well-distributed across market, though conferences and meetings lose further ground
                                    • Market forecast to maintain stubborn growth despite uncertainty
                                    • Market Size

                                      • Market value continues consecutive growth
                                        • Figure 2: UK conferencing and events market value, £ billion, 2013-17
                                      • GDP maintains stubborn growth
                                        • Figure 3: Gross Domestic Product, £ million, Q1 2015-Q1 2018
                                    • Market Segmentation

                                      • Conferences and meetings sector retains dominance despite losing market share
                                          • Figure 4: Conferencing and events market segmentation, £ billion, 2017
                                        • Conferences and meetings continue to decline, though this slowed in 2017
                                          • Figure 5: Conferences and meetings, £ billion, 2013-17
                                        • Exhibitions and trade fairs continue strong growth
                                          • Figure 6: Exhibitions and trade fairs, £ billion, 2013-17
                                        • Sporting events enjoys another increase in demand
                                          • Figure 7: Sporting events, £ billion, 2013-17
                                        • Music events rose in popularity over the past year
                                          • Figure 8: Music events, £ billion, 2013-17
                                          • Figure 9: UK music concerts and festivals market value, £ million, 2014-18
                                        • Incentive travel and performance improvement
                                          • Figure 10: Incentive travel and performance improvement, £ billion, 2013-17
                                        • Corporate hospitality and corporate events
                                          • Figure 11: Corporate hospitality and corporate events, £ billion, 2013-17
                                        • Outdoor events
                                          • Figure 12: Outdoor events, £ billion, 2013-17
                                        • Festivals and cultural events
                                          • Figure 13: Festivals and cultural events, £ billion, 2013-17
                                      • Market Forecast

                                        • Growth forecast to continue, though subdued by uncertainty
                                            • Figure 14: UK conferencing and events market forecast, £ billion, 2018-22
                                          • Conferences and meetings set to recover growth
                                              • Figure 15: Conferencing and events market segmentation forecast, £ billion, 2018-22
                                            • Music events to remain at forefront of industry growth
                                              • Figure 16: UK music concerts and festivals market forecast, £ million, 2018-22
                                          • Market Trends

                                            • The UK business landscape
                                                • Figure 17: UK business investment, £ million, Q1 2015-Q1 2018
                                              • Consumer confidence continues to fluctuate
                                                • Figure 18: UK Business confidence index, Q3 2012-Q3 2018
                                              • Growth in leisure
                                                • Figure 19: UK Leisure industry market value, £ million, 2013-17
                                              • Consumer confidence picks up but remains uncertain
                                                  • Figure 20: Mintel financial confidence tracker, % of respondents, January 2016-April 2018
                                              • Market Drivers

                                                • The experience economy
                                                  • New technologies
                                                  • Companies and Brands – What You Need to Know

                                                    • Wave of acquisitions
                                                      • Well distributed marketplace
                                                        • Increased investment in technology
                                                        • Industry Structure

                                                            • Changes in the structure of the industry
                                                              • Figure 21: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the conferencing and events industry, number of outlets and businesses, 2013-17
                                                            • Structure by employment
                                                              • Figure 22: Analysis of the employment structure of the conferencing and events industry, 2016 and 2017
                                                            • Structure by turnover
                                                              • Figure 23: Analysis of the financial structure of the conferencing and events industry, £'000 and number of businesses, 2016 and 2017
                                                          • Company Profiles

                                                            • Chillisauce Ltd
                                                              • Recent company activity
                                                                • Financial information
                                                                  • Figure 24: Financial analysis of Chillisauce, £'000, 2013-17
                                                                • DMG Events (UK)
                                                                  • Recent company activity
                                                                    • Financial information
                                                                      • Figure 25: Financial analysis of DMG Events (UK), £'000, 2013-17
                                                                    • I.I.R Ltd
                                                                      • Recent company activity
                                                                        • Financial information
                                                                          • Figure 26: Financial analysis of I.I.R Ltd, £'000, 2012-16
                                                                        • ITE Group Plc
                                                                          • ITE Events
                                                                            • Recent company activity
                                                                              • Financial information
                                                                                • Figure 27: Financial analysis of ITE Group, £ million, 2013-17
                                                                              • Reed Exhibitions Ltd
                                                                                • Recent company activity
                                                                                  • Financial information
                                                                                    • Figure 28: Financial analysis of Reed Exhibitions, £'000, 2012-16
                                                                                • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                    • Abbreviations
                                                                                      • Methodology
                                                                                      • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                        • Trade associations
                                                                                          • Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO)
                                                                                            • Association of Events Organisers (AEO)
                                                                                              • The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO)
                                                                                                • Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP)
                                                                                                  • Meetings Industry Association
                                                                                                    • National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA)
                                                                                                      • Trade magazines
                                                                                                        • Meetpie

                                                                                                        Conferencing and Events - UK - September 2018

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