Our WYSTC survey, which was created to gather feedback to better serve our community, closed Friday 9 November. We were pleased with the number of people who completed the survey and appreciate their efforts
In total, 112 people who attended WYSTC 2012 fully completed the survey. Compared with the total number of participants at WYSTC 2012, 15% completed this survey which is deemed a success.
More than half of the survey was completed by WYSE Travel Confederation members, of which almost 59% represented WYSE Work Abroad alone. Thank you for your time!
From the responses, 81% of companies had previously attended—and 61% delegates had personally attended WYSTC. This is positive news, and we are happy to see delegates returning to an event they see as important, profitable and we hope, enjoyable! This is also reflected in how organisations and individuals hear about WYSTC each year, such as through returning delegate mailings and newsletters WYSTC sends. However, interestingly, 16% of respondents heard about WYSTC through word-of-mouth, which means some people are spreading the good word!
We asked respondents to rate their overall WYSTC experience in San Diego and 60% responded that they felt WYSTC 2012 met their needs and 25% also found WYSTC to be ‘Excellent’. The positives were delegates felt meeting both existing and potential new clients, partners and supplier was a great success. As far as strengthening existing relationships and being a ‘part of the community’, are concerned, nearly half of all respondents felt this expectation was met or even exceeded.
While attending WYSTC, delegates were able to access and receive comprehensive information and communicate to other delegates through various channels. The survey revealed that the Message Board is still highly used and appreciated with 76% indicating they used it, which goes to show technology is not always king and many still enjoy the old-fashioned touch.
As you are probably aware, WYSTC 2013 will be held in Sydney and over 70% of the respondents said either they will most likely attend WYSTC 2013, which is a promising and heartening response!
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the survey. These surveys help us to in ensure that subsequent WYSTC’s offer the participants an optimal and enjoyable WYSTC.
If you wish to receive a PDF copy of the entire WYSTC 2012 San Diego Survey, please email Simon Andrew, Marketing Associate.