Direct Impacts of GLOBAL Business Events

1.6 billion
participants at business events across more than 180 countries

$1.2 trillion
in direct spending (business sales), such as planning and producing business events, business events-related travel, spending by exhibitors and more

10.9 million
direct jobs generated globally

$663 billion
direct GDP generated globally


Source: Events Industry Council/Oxford Economics: Global Economic Significance of Business Events, 2019; figures in U.S. dollars

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