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Trends in Meetings

We look at the top trends in our meetings industry today and what you should be aware of and what will keep changing.  We explore the generational changes and who is making the decisions in our industry, as well as the focus on inclusion, wellness and exclusivity for event delegates and technological changes including the impact of AI.

Our panellists:

Miguel Neves, Editor in Chief, Skift Meetings,  John Martinez, Founder & CEO of ShocklogicMESA Patron Member and Jack Marczewski, Portfolio Event Director, The Meetings Show.  Moderated by Rob Davidson, International Speaker and Trends Expert, MD of MICE Knowledge.

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Our session takes place on Tuesday 28th May at 1400 BST / 1500 CEST.


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Trends in Meetings - May 2024 4M

United Kingdom


Jack Marczewski

Portfolio Event Director
The Meetings Show
  • Jack Marczewski

    Jack Marczewski has more than 14 years of experience working in the business meetings and events industry, currently now with Northstar Travel Group.

    He became portfolio event director for The Meetings Show, Teams Europe, Travel Technology Show and Business Travel Show in August 2022.

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John Martinez

CEO & Founder
  • John Martinez

    With over 30 years of experience in the events industry, John understands the needs of membership organisations deeply and intrinsically. After spending the first 14 years of his career as a PCO, he founded Shocklogic in 1997, where today he leads an international team to deliver cutting edge event management technology. John has a PhD in Quantum Physics from MIT and has previously been named one of the “Top 100 Movers & Shakers in Events” by Eventbrite. In 2020, he was also listed as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry” and one of the “Top 50 Virtual Meetings & Events Innovators” by Eventex.

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Miguel Neves

EventMB Editor-in-chief
Miguel Neves
  • Miguel Neves

    Miguel is EventMB’s Editor-in-chief and likes to describe himself as a "curious creator and caring curator of computerized content and a conscious connector of charismatic characters".


    He lives and breathes the event tech sector and is deeply engaged in the global online community of event professionals. He is active in volunteer roles across the industry and currently sits on the International Board of Directors of Meeting Professionals International.


    Miguel is a Portuguese soul who built a career in the UK and is now raising a young family in southern Denmark.

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Rob Davidson (Moderator)

Managing Director / MICE Education, Research and Consultancy
MICE Knowledge
  • Rob Davidson (Moderator)

    Rob Davidson’s main areas of expertise are conferences and business travel, and over the last fifteen years he has written widely on these themes. In addition to writing books, he regularly writes articles for the professional business travel and tourism press, including Conference News.

    He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences on themes linked to business tourism. Since 2002, Rob has been employed on a consultancy basis as Industry Analyst by Reed Travel Exhibitions, for whom he carries out ongoing research. At IBTM World in Barcelona each year, he launches his annual report, Trends Watch, on trends in the meetings and business travel industry worldwide.

    For the past 5 years, he has been included in Conference & Incentive Travel magazine’s ‘Power 50’ – the 50 most influential people in the UK conference industry.

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