The only thing good about the past is your mother." Taking gleeful swipes at his own generation, the hotel industry, U.S. airlines, the Y2K hoopla, and anyone who isn't fully plugged in, Darryl Hartley-Leonard, chairman and CEO of Arlington, Va.-based PGI, addressed an audience of planners and hoteliers recently about the future of meetings. It's a future where technology reigns and the people who really matter were born after 1970.

"A whole new race of people has been created," he to

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