Change in attendance at meetings and events in the U.S. 2011-2019

This statistic shows the reported and forecast change in attendance at large meetings, conferences and expositions in the United States between 2011 and 2019. The statistic shows that 48 percent of respondents expected attendance at their largest events to remain the same in the year 2019.

Change in attendance at largest meetings and events in the United States from 2011 to 2019

IncreaseDecreaseRemain the same
2018 to 201946%7%48%
2017 to 201849%18%33%
2016 to 201749%16%35%
2015 to 201647%20%33%
2014 to 2015 53%9%38%
2013 to 201445%15%40%
2012 to 201344%21%36%
2011 to 201242%15%43%
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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2018

Number of respondents

500 respondents

Special properties

PCMA members and Convene meeting-planner subscribers

Supplementary notes

Respondents were asked to report increase, decrease or no change in the number of visitors at their largest events. They were then asked to forecast the change in attendance at events in the following year.
The source does not provide a more specific date of survey or information on the type of survey used.

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