As an editor, I get to see the meeting industry from its many angles. I thought I would share the view from here of the economic slowdown — in just the past week. On Monday, I spoke with a top exec at a Boston-based recruiting firm with primarily tech accounts. The company was scheduled to take its annual incentive trip to Puerta Vallarta. Cancelled. It wasn't about the cost of the trip, he told me, but the time away from the phones and the customers, and what that might cost the firm in ...

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