Convene Annual Survey – Interesting Facts

Experts in giving building tenants and enterprise clients access to a growing network of premium meeting and event spaces, flexible workspaces, hospitality services, and curated experiences for users, Convene has released their annual survey of corporate meeting and event planners revealing interesting facts.

Accurate and accessible information

The fact of holding meetings out of town demands solid, reliable sources of information that provide a full picture of the spaces, photographs and factsheets when planning a program. According to Covene’s survey, 14% of respondents mentioned the need for greater access to data and facts and better online information venues. Aware of this, Meetings by Velas Resorts recently launched a series of interactive e-diagrams and floor plans for meeting pros to make the best decision based on actual sizes, capacities and design of spaces.

Importance Ranks

When selecting a venue, event planners prioritize their interest according to the costs, so, price leads the list of driving factors while design of event spaces appears second in the rank of importance supporting the relevance meeting profs give to accuracy of info provided in advance. Following on third place, food and beverage confirms the role gastronomy plays on attendees’ experience.

On the other hand, results show a 57% of respondents keeping the same budget from 2017 assigned to “experience”.

Type of meetings

Another interesting finding of this survey is the type of meetings planned to be held this year, Conference and summits appear on top of the list, followed by networking, receptions and holiday parties.


The best news, perhaps, is that 42% of event planners surveyed expressed an interest in increasing their meetings budgets this year.

Meetings by Velas Resorts will suit your budget at any of their 5 properties, with a skillful pull of professionals in charge of creating upscale meetings in the top beach destinations in Mexico: Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit, Riviera Maya and Los Cabos, while offering extraordinary venues and a true gastronomic experience at Five and Four Diamond restaurants. Contact our specialists: from USA & Canada Toll-Free: 1 888 505 8399 | UK & Rest of the world:: +52 322 226 8068 | Mexico: : 1 800 836 3462 or write to or visit


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