The demands of a changing workforce are creating increasing demand for incentive professionals to boost...
Research / IRF Webinar: COVID-19 and Disruption in the Incentives Industry
by Incentive Research Foundation
During this webinar, we examine the incentives industry’s response to COVID-19 and recovery plans. Stephanie Harris, IRF President, and Allan Schweyer, Chief Academic Advisor, will discuss key findings and actionable takeaways from the newly released study, COVID-19 and Disruption in the Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events Industry. They will review threats to running incentive programs, including COVID-19, weather, travel hazards, politics, economic downturns. With a focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, they will discuss actionable advice collected from industry leaders for the study on how to rebuild incentive programs through strategic collaborations with clients, participants, hotels and resorts, DMCs, and partners.
Useful insights and benchmarks on merchandise, gift cards and event gifting. Focusing on European data, we discussed how incentive professionals are addressing current challenges, including rising costs and a tight labor market.
We discuss what lies ahead for the incentives industry as reported in The IRF 2024 Trends Report, including inflation, a younger workforce, and AI.