AMCI Annual Meeting: This week, AMC Institute (AMCI) hosted their annual meeting that connects members, partners and industry leaders to learn about association management companies and each other. We kicked off the week hosting the Board and Leadership Dinner. Then, I had the opportunity of participating in their state of the industry panel session with leaders from Marriott, ALHI, Encore and ASAE, providing insight on the tourism industry to owners and professionals of association management companies within the U.S. and Canada.
The common theme included the business industry reporting as strong, along with the costs of meetings increasing in certain labors and food and beverage. The need for groups to be flexible with dates, work with partners in creative ways to cut costs and collaborate with other meetings groups were also discussed. Looking forward, optimism was shared among the group as the industry moves to full recovery and growth between now and 2027.