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Convention, Event, Meeting, and Trade Show Services

SIC 7389 | NAICS 561920

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.


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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Trade Show and Conference Planning  (view report)
Party and Event Planners  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast


Meeting Professionals International
Business Barometer / FutureWatch
http://www.mpiweb.org  Select "Resources - Industry Research"
Business Barometer is a bi-monthly survey of current business conditions and the expected outlook for the next six months. FutureWatch is an annual survey aimed at identifying key trends and factors that will affect the meeting and events industry for the coming year. All information is available free online.

First Research

Trade Show and Event Planning Services
http://www.firstresearch.com
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


International Congress and Convention Association
The International Meetings Market
http://www.iccaworld.com/index.cfm
Select "ICCA Data & Resources - Meeting Statistics"
Statistics and trends in international meetings market.

MeetingsNet
Meetings Group Research
http://meetingsnet.com/research/
Industry research and analysis of spending, usage, and market trends for association, corporate, medical, and financial services/insurance meetings and incentives markets.

Special Events Magazine
Special Events Featured Research
http://specialevents.com/research/
Trends and forecasts for special events industry, including corporate event and hotel/resort event marketplaces, and information on top event planning, destination management, and event rental companies.

BizBash Magazine
http://www.bizbash.com/magazine/
Quarterly trade publication provides news and information for meeting and event planners, with topics covered including meeting ideas, venues, event coverage, design and rentals, catering, technology, and more. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Entrepreneur Magazine Business Startup Guides
Event Planning Service
http://bookstore.entrepreneur.com/
Startup guide provides an overview of the industry and takes users through the various aspects of starting a business and running it successfully.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
http://www.bls.gov/meeting-convention-and-event-planners.htm
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.



Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
Convention and Trade Show Services
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "561920"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios




Compensation Surveys


Professional Convention Management Association
Annual Salary Survey
http://www.pcma.org/
Annual survey of meeting professionals provides average salary, salary ranges, and average salary change by job position, and also includes information on survey participants' age, gender, years of experience, and level of education. Survey results are published in the June issue of Convene magazine and can be viewed online.

Meeting Professionals International
Salary Survey
http://www.mpiweb.org  Select "Resources - Industry Research"
Annual survey of meeting and event professional provides detailed salary ranges for 20 job positions in the U.S. and Canada, with salary data reported by geographic region and industry segment.

Association Meetings
Salary Survey
http://meetingsnet.com/research/
Survey provides average salaries for males and females, taking into account such variables as years in the field, education level, age, and size of meeting budget.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
http://www.bls.gov/meeting-convention-and-event-planners.htm
Information provided for this occupational category includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.



Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Multiples

Convention, Event, Meeting, and Trade Show Services
http://valuationresources.com/

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPSĀ®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.


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