October 23, 2017
    Where associations meet

    The TRENDS annual list of popular meeting spots here and abroad

    04/21/2016

    Rankings are based on meetings listed on www. AssociationExecs.com, a sister division of TRENDS under Columbia Books and Information Services.

    While D.C., Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Fla., and San Diego consistently seem to be the most popular U.S. cities for association meetings over the three-year span of 2015 to 2017 (scheduled so far), the next group of most popular U.S. cities includes Boston, San Francisco and San Antonio.

    The most popular countries where U.S. associations have meetings — total number of meetings in that country — over the span of 2015 to 2017 (schedules so far) are Canada, U.K. AND China.

    Domestic cities most popular for U.S. association meetings

    2015
    Washington
    Las Vegas
    Chicago
    Orlando, Fla.
    San Diego

    2016 
    Washington
    Las Vegas
    Orlando, Fla.
    San Diego
    Chicago

    2017 (scheduled so far)
    Washington
    Orlando, Fla.
    San Diego
    Chicago
    Denver

    International cities most popular for U.S. association meetings

    2015
    Toronto
    Montreal
    London
    Vancouver
    Paris

    2016
    Vancouver
    Montreal
    Toronto
    Singapore
    Seoul

    2017 (scheduled so far)
    Montreal
    Toronto
    Vancouver
    Quebec City
    London

    Countries most popular for U.S. association meetings

    2015
    Canada
    United Kingdom
    China
    Germany
    Australia

    2016
    Canada
    United Kingdom
    China
    Germany
    Mexico

    2017 (scheduled so far)
    Canada
    United Kingdom
    Australia
    Mexico
    (tie) Germany, India and South Africa
     


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