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According to a soon-to-be-released report that was conducted by Purdue University, meeting planners, on the whole, are not prepared to respond to disasters of any kind — from a strike, to a roof collapse, to a shooting — much less a flu pandemic.

“Based on [our research], we don't think meeting planners have contingency plans or have thought much about them,” says Sheryl Kline, PhD, assistant professor, department of hospitality and tourism management at Purdue University's Cen

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