If you think the trend of corporate purchasing departments getting involved in meetings will go away once the economy improves, think again. "Strategic sourcing"--buying travel and hotel space for corporate travel and meetings companywide--is here to stay, according to an audioconference sponsored by Meeting Professionals International entitled "Procurement: Why Me, Why Now?" held last Tuesday. Speaker Christine Duffy, president & COO, MaritzMcGettigan, said that every major ...

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