Association Meeting Planners are Getting a New Job Description: alchemist. But instead of being asked to transmute lead into gold, they're being asked to provide a champagne and caviar-level meeting on a beer and hotdog budget. This is despite the fact that, according to the 2007 Association Meetings Annual-Meeting Budget Survey, meeting planners generally are finding that the budgets for their annual meetings increased this year, and expectations are high that they will continue to increase ...

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