• Event attendees spend £65,943 annually on registration fees (source: www.eventbrite.co.uk)
  • 87% of business directors agree it is easier to communicate face to face than on the phone or email (source: www.aeo.org.uk)
  • 80% of directors agree that a person spends more money with people or companies they have met face to face (source: www.aeo.org.uk)
  • 69% of attendees go on to recommend brands they have encountered at events (source: www.aeo.org.uk)
  • The events sector is worth £42.3 billion to the UK economy in terms of direct spend by event delegates, attendees and organisers (source: www.eventbrite.co.uk)
  • There are over 1.3 million business events held in the UK annually (source: www.eventbrite.co.uk)

The Value of Britain’s Events Sector – direct spend by segment (source: www.eventbrite.co.uk)

  • Conferences and meetings – £19.9 billion
  • Exhibitions and trade fairs – £11.0 billion
  • Incentive travel and performance improvement – £1.2 billion
  • Corporate hospitality and corporate events – £1.2 billion
  • Outdoor events – £1.1 billion
  • Festivals and cultural events – £1.1 billion
  • Music events – £1.3 billion
  • Sporting events – £2.3 billion