MEETING PLANNERS MUST ACCEPT — and even embrace — the role of procurement departments if they are to survive the scrutiny of their CFOs. That was the consensus of the 100-plus attendees of the First Annual Trends Summit, held June 28 to 29 at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Uncasville, Conn. “CFOs and CEOs are scrutinizing cost savings on all levels, but meetings have gone unscathed — so far. That is changing, and CFO scrutiny of meeting expenses will be the trend of 2004,” said ...

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