There’s a growing disconnect between the optimism about a resurgent meetings economy and the reality on the ground for many planners and suppliers. It isn’t that anyone is misstating the facts, but rather that two things are simultaneously true: an increase in industry activity is feeding a flurry of optimistic news, but little of that activity is translating into new hiring. Nearly three years after the crash of 2008, we’re all talking a good line but spending as cautiously as we can. The ...

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