Life after Meetings

Linc Colby Like most industry veterans, if you ask 77-year-old Lincoln Colby what has changed the most about the business of meeting planning over the years, he'll answer simply that there was no meeting industry when he got into planning. He started with Merck & Co. right out of college, moved into a role where he had to plan sales meetings, and single-handedly built the company's meeting department to a 12-person group before he retired in 1989.

“At Merck, we concentrated

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