If the Corporate meetings world had a “phrase of the year,” the honor in 2005 would have to go to “strategic meeting management program,” or SMMP. The concept — which in brief connotes a coordinated, centralized approach to vendor sourcing, data tracking, and reporting — was embraced by Meeting Professionals International, whose Global Corporate Circle of Excellence put out a record four white papers on the topic in 2005, the most recent of which was published in November. GCCOE, a brain ...

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