The Meetings Industry consists of a broad range of organizers, suppliers and facilities engaged in the development and delivery of meetings, conferences, exhibitions and other related events which are held in order to achieve a range of professional, business, cultural or academic objectives.
The activities of the Meetings Industry are an increasingly significant element in the future growth of the global economy, especially because meetings produce business travelers, who often spend more than leisure travelers. Additionally, the Meetings Industry is essential to the spread of knowledge and professional practices across different industries
Meetings: coming together of a number of people in one place, to confer or carry out a particular activity
Incentives: part of a programme which is offered to its participants to reward a previous performance.
Conferences: Participatory meeting designed for discussion, fact-finding, problem solving and consultation. As compared with a congress, a conference is normally smaller in scale
Exhibition: Events at which products and services are displayed