New Orleans leads weekly movers and shakers with largest average group size and meeting space used
For the week ending May 13, 2023, the number of U.S. meetings and events decreased 1.5% compared to the prior week. Corporate events lead event volume with 60.3% of meetings and events, with National Association groups as the top industry segment for the week.
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The average number of attendees for the week was steady at 82 (compared to 87 last week), while the average square footage used was up to 1,856 (compared to 2,030) per event, and square feet used per person was 23.
The top five segments for the week were: National Association, Education, Technology, HealthCare, and Training/Education.
The top growth market movers and shakers were: Washington DC-MD-VA; Chicago, IL; Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL; New Orleans, LA; Las Vegas, NV.
|Market||Average Group Size||Average Sq Ft Used|
|Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL||67||1,656|
|New Orleans, LA||160||4,050|
|Las Vegas, NV||121||3,757|
These numbers and markets change weekly based on market dynamics and social trends.
Knowland tracks the weekly event activity across 128 U.S. markets with more globally and is expanding coverage regularly.