The American Express Meetings and Events, 2013 Meetings Forecast has anticipated that, "meetings in the Asia Pacific region are predicted to get larger by 5% on average”.
These findings are further confirmed through the increased demand for Asian exhibitors, and validated by U.S. Hosted Buyers who have been accepted to attend AIBTM 2013 June 11-13 in Chicago.
The report continues, “Two thirds of Asia-based respondents predict their budgets will increase in 2013 to meet the demand for more, larger and longer meetings in the region. The region also dominates the list of the top ten cities based on hotel openings in 2013."The American Express Meetings and Events, 2013 Meetings Forecast also reported that the top 10 regions for meetings in Asia are Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Beijing, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong/Macau, Taipei, Bali and Mumbai.