According to the IDC Government Insights, U.S. Higher education institutions were expected to spend about $6.6 billion on IT in 2015. The total for everything it takes to run an event ranges from a few hundred to a few hundred thousand dollars. As many of you know these events create not only your job, but also all of the people you call on job’s to help make sure your attendees enjoy every second of your conference or meeting. These people include the drivers, cooks, entertainers and more whom you spend your budget with.
Meeting professionals international reports that events contribute more to the GDP than the air transportation, motion picture, sound recording, performing arts and the spectator sport industries. If you take this into consideration along with the fact that higher degrees and more certifications gets you a higher salary, I am confident in stating that Continuing Education (CE) can and is already is helping the U.S. and Global economy.
On the attendee side of things, CE is helping our workforce by providing a continually educated working class, who are up-to-date on the most recent technology and skills. This class not only helps to keep our population healthy and safe, it also creates other ancillary jobs in its wake in the form of support staff to help the trade.
Companies like ours also benefit from a growing event, conference and meeting industry. We look forward to being involved in this sector and growing with you to provide better tools for you and experiences for your attendees.