Meeting levels exceed pre-pandemic levels for the second consecutive month

Meeting and event volumes exceed pre-pandemic levels for the second consecutive month in December 2022, according to the latest report from Knowland.
Meeting and event volumes exceed pre-pandemic levels for the second consecutive month in December 2022, according to the latest report from Knowland.

Monthly meeting and events levels exceeded pre-pandemic levels for the second month in a row, according to Knowland’s latest report.

The latest data release, which will be the company’s final comparing data against 2019, reports December 2022 meeting volume was 103.1 percent of those in December 2019.

Overall, volume during last month declined by 16.4 percent from November but was up 142 percent from December 2021.

Some of the highlights of the report include:

  • The average number of attendees per event in December 2022 was 111, compared to 99 the previous year and 82 in 2019.
  • The average space used person was 2,575 square feet in December 2022, an increase from both 2021 (2,248 square feet) and 2019 (2,253 square feet)
  • Two of the five markets with the most growth over November were in the South: Chattanooga, Tenn., and Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Corporate meetings made up 55 percent of meetings in December 2022. Healthcare was the largest industry segment, with transportation, sports entertainment, consumer goods, agriculture, and aerospace as the segments at the highest level of recovery last month.

“The world and our industry are irrevocably changed, but we can’t look back any longer. It’s time to we stopped talking about recovery and started looking forward to understanding better how we can capitalize on the future,” says Kristi White, chief product officer of Knowland.

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