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Grass Roots relaunches meetings industry report

Report details clients demands for greater global consolidation from suppliers

Pictured: Grass Roots' marketing director Tom Lambregts presents the report

Grass Roots officially launched its 2018 Meetings Industry Report at a drinks reception at The Lanesborough Hotel in London.

Attendees at the event included senior members of the meetings and event industry from Deloitte LLP, Deutsche Bank, Estée Lauder, KPMG and Morgan Stanley, along with hotels and venues including AccorHotels, Corinthia, etc venues, ExCeL London, LHW, MacDonald, Marriott and Principal Hotel Company.

Grass Roots’ 2018 Meetings Industry Report provides readers with a mix of articles, surveys and analysis on current and future global and regional trends in the meetings and events sector. It also features interviews with leading industry experts and provides information on the best venues and cities in which to hold events.

David Taylor, MD of Grass Roots Meetings and Events, said: “We decided to relaunch The Meetings Industry Report after it became clear that even in today’s digital news age clients were still keen to receive the annual report. They also told us that they wanted the report to continue as a written publication rather than just as a download.

“Interestingly one of the key findings from the report is that there is a real drive from clients for greater global consolidation from suppliers. Our recent merger with BCD ensures that we are well positioned to meet with these demands as we will now undoubtedly benefit from a greater geographical presence. Our primary goal remains the same though - to continue to be the market leaders in providing strategic meetings management and delegate management solutions."

“I would also like to thank all our clients and suppliers who helped us with the research and particularly those who took time out to be interviewed."

The Grass Roots Meetings Industry Report was produced in collaboration with the Travel Intelligence Network, led by Mark Harris, who said: “We were delighted to be invited by Grass Roots to revive the Meetings Industry Report. We believe the report is needed just as much today as it was when we pitched the original idea back in 2007.”

Copies of Grass Roots Meetings Industry Report can be ordered or downloaded at

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