Planners and suppliers have looked to the future—and have seen different visions. North American and European planners project an overall average budget decrease of 1.1 percent in 2003 and 1 percent average growth in the number of planned meetings. But suppliers forecast a 6 percent average increase in meeting revenue and the number of meetings they will host. The findings were reported this week in FutureWatch 2003, an industry report from Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and ...

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