THE PUSH BY procurement to oversee travel and meeting sourcing is still relatively new at most U.S. companies. But in Europe, procurement has been involved with meetings and events for several years, with its influence ratcheting up over the past three or four. According to a study by George P. Johnson Co., Richmond, Surrey, U.K., about 65 percent of procurement managers in the U.K. say procurement's involvement in event services purchasing has increased over the past five years. Forty-six ...

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