Some of the meeting industry's smallest suppliers — DMCs and event planners, for example — are reporting faint signs of a recovery as meeting volume slowly picks up. But it's clear that the economic slowdown has dealt a serious blow to many of these support companies.

“Sometimes, being lower on the industry food chain, we get hurt a little more when the economy goes south,” says Lex Lyons, vice president, PRA Destination Management, San Diego. To cope with what he sees as a continuing

Register to view the full article

Register for and gain access to premium content including the CMI 25 Listing, our monthly digital edition, the MeetingsNet app, live and on-demand webinars, and much more.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.