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In-person Meeting Attendees Skew Younger and Want More

A recent survey says they want personalized experiences

Meetings are attracting younger attendees, a new study has found, but there's increased pressure on planners to restructure and communicate those meetings to satisfy them.

The Freeman Trends Report: Event Attendee Intent and Behavior Q1 2023, released in March by the events services company, found that the average age of a B2B event attendee has dropped significantly, from 51 pre-pandemic to 45. The study is based on a sample of more than 5,500 attendees of mid- to large-size B2B conferences, conducted online between September and January.

Freeman Vice President of Strategy Ken Holsinger attributed the age shift to a combination of more Baby Boomers entering retirement and growing interest among older millennials—now in their early 40s—in pursuing the networking and educational opportunities meetings offer.

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