As DDIFO gets ready to (hopefully) resurrect in-person meetings in the coming months, we wanted to share some survey results from the 2022 Global Meetings and Events Forecast. The Forecast annually measures sentiment within the meetings industry relating in-person meeting activities, meeting industry growth, meeting value and trends among other data. Two-thirds of respondents (67%) believe that in-person meeting levels will return to pre-pandemic numbers within 1-2 years. In-person meetings and events are projected grow in 2022 with 81% of all events are expected to have an in-person element. As a further indicator of meetings strength, 64% of respondents pointed to meeting budget increases for next year. As we’ve committed in the past, we fully expect to resurrect our in-person meetings as soon as feasible in light of the ongoing COVID pandemic.