A new report has revealed that demand for meetings and events is increasing with the rise of sophisticated venues offering innovative spaces for interaction.
With the ongoing digital revolution placing greater emphasis on the importance of engagement and networking, industries have responded by investing more in their meetings and events programmes.
The report notes that countries all around the world are experiencing meetings growth, which, in turn, has increased the need for quality accommodation.
Based on the findings of the report, Silver Door Apartments have gone ahead and taken a look at the top cities for meetings and events.
As one of the top spots in America for hosting an event, Las Vegas boasts more than its fair share of conference spaces, including the impressive Las Vegas Convention Center - which offers some 3.2 million square feet of event space. The city is also home to the Sands Expo, known for its various international trade shows.
New property openings have helped transform New York into an increasingly attractive meetings destination. New York’s Javits Center, alone, draws an impressive 3 million visitors each year, and can accommodate a staggering 85,000 people at any one time.
China’s largest city is a major financial hub with a strong global presence, making it popular for international conferences. Its various exhibition and convention venues are ideal for large-scale events, and offer both indoor and outdoor zones. Examples include the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, and Shanghai World Expo and Exhibition Center.
Singapore is noted for its offering of conferences and conventions specialising in thought leadership and the exchange of ideas. Events range from academic gatherings to expos on science and design. With a total floor space of more than 100,000 square meters, the Singapore Expo is the biggest venue of its kind in the city and plays host to such events as the My Home Grand Furniture & Reno Expo.
London remains as popular as ever for meetings and events, and is currently ranked number 1 in the report index for EMEA. The city offers both large-scale and small scale venues, suitable for shows, exhibitions, dinners, seminars, presentations and everything else in-between.
The FIFA World Cup 2018 has had a positive impact on Moscow’s reputation as a meetings and events hotspot, as well as boosting tourism to the city. Russia’s capital provides all manner of meeting spaces and event venues including Crocus Expo, and the Sokolniki Exhibition and Conference Centre.
As a hotbed for major conferences, Barcelona matches modern congress centres with beautiful historic venues, providing the perfect conditions for hosting an event. As many as 3 million professionals a year visit Barcelona for tech, legal, insurance, pharmaceutical and finance congresses, amongst other events.
A modern powerhouse of culture, art and entertainment, Berlin draws visitors from all over the world with its state-of-the-art conference facilities, whilst offering delegates and meeting planners excellent value for money. Its major venues range from CityCube Berlin to the Berlin Congress Center - famous for its large-scale conferences.
With serviced apartments in all of the above cities, SilverDoor is well placed in hosting guests for major events, and offers corporate accommodation close to major conference centres around the world.