2003: Big Budget Year for Independents

It was just a single finding from a recent Meeting Professionals International survey — but it spoke volumes: “Independent planners will have the largest budgets in 2003, with an average of more than $4.8 million in annual spending, nearly $800,000 more than the average budget for corporate planners.

“Independents will hold more of the purse strings, with projections for larger budgets than their traditionally better funded corporate counterparts.”

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