Our exclusive, second annual market survey of RCMA meeting-planner members confirms what has been observed throughout the year: 2009 was a difficult year for religious meetings. Attendance was down. Sponsorships and exhibitor attendance suffered. Some planners faced attrition penalties, and others had to cancel their largest meeting.
But optimism is in the air for 2010. The vast majority of religious meeting planners — 68 percent — believe that the worst is over and attendance will no