WHILE MEETING PLANNING has been around for decades, only over the last 25 years has the profession really become, well, a profession. Membership in Meeting Professionals International has increased fivefold, to 19,000 since the early 1980s, and the business world has finally taken notice of this $102 billion industry. How did we get here — and where are we going next? Corporate Meeting & Incentives turned to leaders from six corners of the industry — hotels, meetings, incentives, ...

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