Real-time results from an ongoing poll on our new strategic meetings management portal reveal that, out of 25 meeting managers who have taken the poll so far, 76 percent work in companies that have a formal meeting policy in place with specifics such as who can plan meetings, the approval process, how contracting is done and by whom, and the use of preferred suppliers. Interestingly, that hasn't been George Odom's experience. The president of Strategic Travel and Meetings ...

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