Surekha Ragavan
Nov 28, 2018

IBTM World Trends Watch Report: Outlook for 2019

On why the industry is more confident than ever and the unstoppable rise of Shanghai.

Shanghai will see 125 projects set to introduce 25,750 rooms.

As IBTM World in Barcelona moves into full swing, the annual Trends Watch Report makes its rounds among delegates. One of the key points made in the report is that most industry associations reported “confidence” about the impending year.

For instance, members of Meetings Professionals International MPI stated that they’re positive about hiring more people in 2019 especially given the “capacity, resource and bandwidth” to fulfil the association’s potential. Paul van Deventer, CEO for MPI...

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