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Major Event Statistics To Know Before Planning Your Next Event

Yashika Tangri
March 15, 2024
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If you’re planning your next event, you may have wondered what the major event statistics are and how they affect your upcoming events.

You’re probably wondering, what is working? What is trending? Which are the most popular marketing channels? Among many other related questions.

With so many questions, searching for the right answers that will see you plan a successful event is important. Below, we've compiled a comprehensive list of event statistics that should help answer your questions and guide you into a successful event-planning future.

A. What are event statistics?

Event statistics offer valuable insights into the current state of the event planning industry. This information can help event planners understand the industry, evaluate their performance, and identify trends and opportunities. 

Here are some important insights you can get from event statistics:

  • Popular event types such as conferences, trade shows, and weddings
  • The average cost of events, such as venue rental, catering, and entertainment
  • Factors driving event success include engaging content, effective marketing, high-quality experiences, etc.
  • New trends and opportunities in the event industry include the growth of virtual events, the increasing use of technology, and the importance of sustainability.
  • Challenges event planners face such as rising costs, competition, COVID-19 impact, etc.

B. Crucial event statistics to know in 2024

Event planning statistics guide organizers, marketers, and industry professionals to meticulously plan, execute, and measure the impact of their events.

Here are the main event statistics you should learn in 2024:

1. Overall event statistics

The event landscape is changing rapidly. Here is what’s happening:

  • The events market size reached $5.6 billion in 2022, substantially increasing from $4.08 billion in 2021.
  • There has been a positive shift in revenue, with 35% of professionals saying that they witnessed a revenue increase of up to 50% in 2023 compared to 2022.
  • A study in 2023 revealed that three out of four marketers were confident in their trade shows achieving better results than in 2022. 16% expressed extreme confidence, while 9% expressed doubt.

That being said, the event industry has its flipside:

2. In-person event statistics

In-person events came back stronger after the COVID-19 setback. 

Here are some important statistics:

There are also some interesting stats about attendees:

3. Virtual event statistics

Virtual events have majorly evolved since the pandemic. Let's see how:

4. Hybrid event statistics

Hybrid events are becoming increasingly popular due to the collaborative nature of live and in-person events. Let’s learn some interesting facts:

However, hybrid events are not void of challenges:

5. Webinar statistics

Webinars are another crucial event landscape element. Here is what you need to know:

6. Event technology statistics

In a transformative event landscape, professionals should learn to balance embracing digital innovations and mitigating evolving technology challenges. 

Here are some interesting facts about event tech:

7. Event budget statistics

Sticking to a budget while marketing your event can be difficult, but it’s an art you must learn if you desire success.

Here are some statistics that can help:

  • According to a report by Splash, about 3 in 4 event marketers reported budget increases in 2023. 73% of marketers are increasing their event budgets, compared to 38% in 2021 and 35% in 2022.
  • A report based on the annual ICE Information revealed that event spending in the corporate sector is expected to increase by 83% in 2023. This phenomenon is set to continue in 2024 as global business travel and events costs remain elevated.
  • The average cost per attendee for a large virtual conference is $1000- $1500.

8. B2B event industry statistics

When selling to other businesses, many businesses leverage the power of events to outshine their competitors. 

Here is what you should know:

  • LinkedIn research revealed that 45% of future B2B events are anticipated to be completely virtual.
  • The global event industry is projected to generate $1.46 billion in revenue by 2028, with a rising compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.1% from 2021 to 2028.
  • Around 23.8% of surveyed B2B event professionals say that the top challenge they face when planning is fitting the event into a wider marketing plan, followed by selecting a vendor (17.9%) and selecting a venue (16.3%).
  • More than half of surveyed B2B(52.1%) organizers said that event attendance has increased over the past years.

9. Event marketing statistics

From driving sales to nurturing lasting customer relationships, we cannot overstate the importance of effective marketing. Have a look at some eye-opening facts:

  • According to research, events such as trade shows can help increase brand recognition by 76%.
  • The most popular marketing channel is in-person events, with 60% of B2B marketers wanting to utilize this channel in 2023, followed by influencer marketing (42%)
  • Approximately 43% of marketers and exhibitors feel optimistic about the effectiveness of trade show marketing, while 12% are cautious or pessimistic.
  • According to MarketSplash data, 60% of executives believe that events can positively contribute to reaching corporate goals. Modern corporate leaders recognize this importance and by hosting events, businesses promote their best-selling and new products.

10. Attendee engagement statistics

Attendee engagement is a vital deciding factor in event success. Here is what you need to know:

  • 45% of respondents in a survey said they rely on related engagement metrics such as total registration and attendance numbers as key indicators of effectiveness. 24% said they used pre and post-event net promoter score data.
  • Attendees(44%) mostly prefer in-person events for networking and engagement opportunities, while in virtual events, attendees(44%) value educational sessions.
  • Bad quality output can highly impact attendee engagement. In fact, 88% of attendees expect no technical issues during an event and want high-quality technical experience during virtual events.

11. Event sponsorship statistics

The value of event sponsorship is also undeniable in the event industry as depicted by this report:

12. Event ROI statistics

Above all, the bottom line is:

  • 86% of B2B organizations have reported receiving a positive ROI within 7 months of hosting a hybrid event. 
  • In-person events are a proven way to make money. 47% of event marketers say they received the highest ROI from in-person events.

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Yashika Tangri

Yashika Tangri is an amazing marketing manager who operates from Trycon Technology's Noida office. Her name signifies success and fame, and she has certainly lived up to these expectations.

At work, Yashika is a highly efficient digital marketing organizer and a source of inspiration to her colleagues with her positive demeanor and professional work ethics. Despite being a lifelong student of science, Yashika decided to pursue a career in marketing in 2018.

After work hours, Yashika enjoys creating new playlists on Spotify, and she is an avid reader who finds solace in escaping reality through the pages of mythology books.