Grass Roots Meetings Industry Report Officially Launched

Grass Roots launch the Meetings Industry Report at the Lanesborough.

London, 17 January 2018

Grass Roots officially launched their 2018 Meetings Industry Report at a drinks reception at The Lanesborough Hotel on Monday the 15th January.

Attendees at the event included senior members of the meetings and event industry from Deloitte LLP, Deutsche Bank, Estée Lauder and Morgan Stanley, along with hotels and venues including AccorHotels, Corinthia, etc venues, ExCeL London, LHW, MacDonald, Marriott and Principal Hotel Company.

Grass Roots’ 2018 Meetings Industry Report provides readers with a mix of articles, surveys and analysis on current and future global and regional trends in the meetings and events sector. It also features interviews with leading industry experts and provides information on the best venues and cities in which to hold events.

David Taylor, Managing Director of Grass Roots Meetings and Events, commented:

“We decided to relaunch The Meetings Industry Report after it became clear that even in today’s digital news age clients were still keen to receive the annual report. They also told us that they wanted the report to continue as a written publication rather than just as a download.”

“Interestingly one of the key findings from the report is that there is a real drive from clients for greater global consolidation from suppliers. Our recent merger with BCD ensures that we are well positioned to meet with these demands as we will now undoubtedly benefit from a greater geographical presence. Our primary goal remains the same though - to continue to be the market leaders in providing strategic meetings management and delegate management solutions. “

“I would also like to thank all our clients and suppliers who helped us with the research and particularly those who took time out to be interviewed."

The Grass Roots Meetings Industry Report was produced in collaboration with the Travel Intelligence Network, led by Mark Harris, who commented:

“We were delighted to be invited by Grass Roots to revive the Meetings Industry Report. We believe the report is needed just as much today as it was when we pitched the original idea back in 2007.”

Copies of Grass Roots Meetings Industry Report can be ordered or downloaded at


Notes to Editors

About Grass Roots

Grass Roots operate Meetings & Events services from key locations in London, New York, Dusseldorf, Zurich and Singapore.

As specialists in strategic meetings management and delegate management, they work with three of the Big Four professional services firms; nine of the top 15 investment banks and many other global organisations.

Grass Roots Meetings & Events manage over £150m worth of meeting spend, drive compliance within organisations and focus on improving the performance of meetings and events programs.


About Travel Intelligence Network

TIN is a network of travel industry professionals and marketing specialists who have access to experts in all travel sectors from accommodation to ground transport, and every marketing discipline from research to social media. 

Founded in 2005, TIN is owned and led by Mark Harris. Mark joined the business travel industry in 1990, is a former Marketing Director at two hotel booking agents and ex-Head of Marketing at ITM. He was voted the business travel industry’s Personality of the Year in 2006.




Grass Roots Meetings and Events are now BCD Meetings & Events.

We still specialise in venue sourcing and delegate management, but are now part of one company with more to offer.

Contact us if you have any questions about the change, or for an exploratory conversation about how to improve your meetings and events.