According to a soon-to-be-released report that was conducted by Purdue University, meeting planners, on the whole, are not prepared to respond to disasters of any kind — from a strike, to a roof collapse, to a shooting — much less a flu pandemic. “Based on [our research], we don't think meeting planners have contingency plans or have thought much about them,” says Sheryl Kline, PhD, assistant professor, department of hospitality and tourism management at Purdue University's Center for the ...

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