The good news is that 2002 is a go.

That was the word in late September from a gathering of 65 meeting organizers at the Sheraton Palace Hotel, San Francisco, discussing the impact of 9/11 on their companies. There was bad news, too, from the hotel and convention bureau representatives: group cancellations, no shows, and the virtual disappearance of business travelers.

Eleven days after the terrorist attacks, panelist Dan Gannett, business development manager, McGettigan Meeti

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