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Meetings in a Down Economy

“Our business has always been only association business,” says John Siciliano, executive director of the Wildwoods Convention Center in Wildwoods, N.J. According to Siciliano, associations tend to gravitate to second-tier cities for their meetings because “it's a little more expensive to go to an Atlantic City or New York.” What's changed, however, since September 11 and the worsening of the economy — with the double whammy of many new convention facilities having come on line in

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