Meeting Professionals International and the American Society of Association Executives collaborated on a survey of 300 meeting planners, half from corporations, half from associations. Here are some of the recently released results:

* Percentage who plan international meetings: 63

* Most popular countries for international meetings: Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom

* Average lead time for an association meeting: 12 months

* Average lead time for a corporate meeting: 6 to 8 months

* Percentage who use evaluations to monitor if attendee expectations are met: 62

* Percentage who use computer-controlled, multimedia, or LCD panels in the production of their meetings: 90

* Percentage who say a Web site is the tool they use most often to market their meetings: 61

* Percentage who say direct mail is the tool they use most often to market their meetings: 52

For more information, call MPI at (972) 702-3043.