THE CONVENTION INDUSTRY Council's APEX project continues to roll along, establishing best practices and industry benchmarks for meeting management. Two new preliminary reports are online and awaiting industry comment: one on requests for proposals and the other on meeting and site profiles. The APEX committee has made it easy for anyone to voice an opinion or give suggestions on the work in progress, using online forms accessible through the preliminary reports. Go to and click on APEX. The deadline for comments on both reports is November 1.