For years, meeting-planning jobs have been positioned by the industry as leading to a chance to rub elbows with the movers and shakers of a company. Do a good job in planning, and one of these days you'll be among the folks sitting around the big table, talking strategy.
But is that what really happens? The answer seems to be not exactly, or at least, not easily.
In fact, more-experienced planners often end up feeling trapped in their jobs and find themselves at