Number of participants in meetings in the United States in 2009 and 2012, by meeting type (in millions)*

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Corporate / business meetings107.19113.34
Conventions / conferences / congresses51.160.96
Trade shows24.826.77
Other meetings13.4814.71
Incentive meetings8.159.17

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This graph depicts the total number of participants in business meetings in the United States in 2009 and 2012, by meeting type. The total number of people who participated in trade shows in 2009 was 24.8 million.
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Release date
January 2014
United States
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2009 and 2012
Supplementary notes
* The term meeting in this context is defined as gathering of 10 or more participants for a minimum of four hours in a contracted venue. Meetings include conventions, conferences, congresses, trade shows and exhibtions, incentive meetings, corporate / business meetings, and other meetings that meet the aforemenioned criteria.
Figures have been rounded.

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