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Mice Net : June 2009
news Figure 4: The major issues affecting the day to day operations of survey respondents. were some interesting responses to how planners choose for their meetings and events. Price was the most important n venue selection followed by location, venue size and service. Whether the venue was “environmentally friendly” was the important consideration followed by “relationship with staff” and “access”. shows with the highest expected attendance in the next two were: RSVP Sydney (56 per cent), AIME (45 per cent), and Australian Business Events Expo (31 per cent). Twenty-three cent of respondents said they had been a hosted buyer at an exhibition. Of these, 86 per cent rated the hosted buyer model fective” or “very effective”. Only seven per cent rated their buyer experience negatively. Major issues affecting survey espondents’ day to day operations were budget restrictions/cuts cent), venue and supplier inflexibility (42 per cent), on-site technology (23 per cent), and finding and retaining qualified staff (19 Figure 5: Asian destinations being considered for upcoming meetings, incentives and events. per cent). (See Figure 4). Destinations – what’s hot and what’s not The survey also asked respondents what destinations, both nationally and internationally, they were considering for future meetings and events. On the intenational front, Asian destinations came out on top (44 per cent) with New Zealand coming in at an incredible 19 per cent. A country by country breakdown had New Zealand clearly leading the pack. In terms of Asian countries the top performers were: Singapore 17 per cent, Thailand 17 per cent, Hong Kong 13 per cent, Malaysia 11 per cent, and China 10 per cent. (See figure 5) More survey results will appear in the next edition of mice.net magazine. * Figures greater than 100 per cent in total are due to multiple responses from respondents. Feel creative and inspired at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, the perfect venue for meetings, conferences, product launches and corporate incentives. Bordered on one side by beautiful coastline and the other by magnificent rainforests, Byron Bay is ideally positioned as a centre for inspiration and innovation. Ask about our Your Conference Your Choice program. The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, an inspired choice. firstname.lastname@example.org thebyronatbyron.com.au mice.net 47 +61 2 6639 2000 Malaysia Hong Kong China Singapore Thailand Finding and retaining qualified staff On-site technology Venue & supplier inflexibility Budget restrictions/cuts