Event Trends to Watch in 2022

Meetings industry experts discuss expectations for 2022.

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This session took place live on December 15, 2021

What can meeting professionals expect for their businesses and supplier relationships in 2022? While the future is far from crystal clear, analysts and sector experts have been digging into the data and projecting likely scenarios, trends and outcomes for the travel and meetings industry. Join us as to hear their observations, insights and projections for the year to come — and bring along your own questions to this interactive webinar.



Earns 1 Hour of CMP Credit 




beau-ballinBeau Ballin

Vice President, Global Market Leader
CWT Meetings & Events

Beau Ballin joined CWT Meetings & Events in 2016 and is perceived as an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in designing, delivering, and managing meeting solutions, incentive programs and virtual events. Based in the US, Beau is Global Market Leader for meetings & events and responsible for leading CWT’s strategic vision of business development, ensuring that innovative ideas meet client needs now and in the future. Beau’s work and client programs have received global recognition. He also plays an active role in industry round tables and advisory boards for several leading hotel chains and currently sits on the Digital Task Force for SITE the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence.

david-blansfield-nmgDavid Blansfield

Executive Vice President and Group Publisher
Northstar Meetings Group

David Blansfield manages Northstar Travel Group’s meetings brands and events businesses, including Meetings & Conventions (M&C), Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Incentive, SportsTravel, EsportsTravel and TEAMS as well as Northstar's meetings platforms in Asia — M&C Asia and M&C China. David will be presenting brand new data from Northstar Meetings Group’s latest PULSE Survey, which has been tracking planner sentiment and challenges since March 2020.

patrick-rushPatrick Rush

Senior Regional Director Asia Pacific - Meetings & Events
American Express Global Business Travel

Patrick Rush brings over 20 years experience in global travel and meetings management. He is responsible for the management of American Express Global Business Travel's Meetings & Events in Asia Pacific including operations and service delivery. He has extensive knowledge in delivering Strategic Meetings Management Programs, Travel, Payment, Expense Management Solutions and Operations Optimization.

A President’s Club winner, Patrick has been based in London, Sydney, New York, Jersey City and currently resides in Auckland.


michael-shapiro-headshotMichael Shapiro

Executive Editor
Northstar Meetings Group

Michael has covered the transformative effects of technology on meetings and travel for more than a dozen years at Northstar, where he also plays a key role in developing content around topical industry trends, hospitality, and a wide variety of destinations. He is a writer, editor, photographer and recently returned expat, following a lengthy stay in Guadalajara — aka the Silicon Valley of Mexico.