International meeting cancellations, virtual meetings replacing live ones, diminished air service — the post-September 11 realities dominated the spotlight at Meeting Professionals International's Professional Education Conference, held in late January in Honolulu. Perhaps most indicative of the times was the meeting's attendance: 1,500 people, almost half of last year's PEC in New Orleans. Still, MPI President and CEO Ed Griffin said he was pleased with the attendance, all things ...

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