Mood Up, Attendance Down at MPI Conference

Quality, as opposed to quantity, may best describe Meeting Professionals International's Professional Education Conference held January 20 to 22 in Honolulu. The quality was found in three days of seminars addressing changes in the meeting industry since September 11 and ways of dealing with those changes in light of a less-than-vibrant economy.

As for quantity, attendance figures stood at about 1,300 — roughly half the count tallied at the 2001 PEC in New Orleans. Still, MPI Presiden

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