A RECENT WHITE PAPER on meeting consolidation published by the National Business Travel Association created quite a stir among a small, vocal group of planners who are concerned that it is a first step in corporate travel managers taking over the meetings function. Many other planners don't appear worried at all — and I just don't get it. For example, a poll I just saw on Meeting Professionals International's Web site asked members what kinds of educational workshops they wanted most, and ...

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