FOR STARTERS, how about meetings themselves? Benchmark Hospitality, the Woodlands, Texas — based company that manages conference centers and resorts, says that meeting bookings are up about 50 percent over last year across its 28 properties in the United States and Japan. Here are the top 10 meeting trends identified by Benchmark and its properties: WIRED, NOT WIRELESS Companies have rethought wireless Internet technology because of privacy concerns. Requests for wired Internet access for ...

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