Growth in corporate events will continue despite global warming concerns and issues about carbon footprint. Virtual companies still need to meet in corporate events, business units, senior teams – for strategy, communicating vision building, managing change and forming corporate tribes. Client events and in-house conferences, workshops and seminars. Combined with client events and client meetings. Focussed, efficient business meetings. Need for variety and high standards – unusual corporate venues eg cruise ships, discovery programmes linked to non-profit organisations. Impact on aviation, airlines, hotels, restaurants, travel agencies and event organisers. Comment by Futurist keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon.