The UK has been ranked by Eventex as the second best destination in the world for meetings and events.
It was second only to the USA, and tied with the Netherlands for second place in the Eventex Top 20 Destinations for Meeetings and Events Index.
The results are based on a weighted score that takes into account the number of wins from each destination in the Global Event Industry Awards over the past two years. Others high placers were Austria, Italy, Poland and Belgium.
Ovanes Ovanessian, co-founder of Eventex Awards, said: “Eventex Awards gather together the crème de la crème of the events world. Its exponential growth in the past few years has turned it into a true institution in the event industry.
“As such, we felt right that those agencies and destinations which constantly excel deserve additional recognition. So Eventex All-Stars Indexes came up as a natural extension of the awards. We’re proud to set the trends in our industry and that’s what keeps us on top.”
The Pulse Event Industry Report 2018 says that over 1.3 million events are organised in the UK every year.
Eventex also produce the Eventex All-Stars, which is an index of the top 20 event organisers and agencies, measured by the Global Event Awards. Dutch company Xsaga came out on top of the most recent list.
To view the full Top 20 Destinations for Meetings and Events Index, click here.
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