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Technology No Substitute for Face-to-Face Meetings: Survey

Although it can sometimes help them execute meetings that are more affordable and more convenient, a majority of meeting and event planners agree that technology is no substitute for face-to-face meetings and events.


September 11, 2009

Although it can sometimes help them execute meetings that are more affordable and more convenient, a majority of meeting and event planners agree that technology is no substitute for face-to-face meetings and events.

This, according to a pre-conference survey of attendees by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), which will host its annual HSMAI Affordable Meetings National and Event Technology Expo this week in Washington, D.C.

The survey, conducted by J. Spargo & Associates Inc. and independently analyzed by 20|20 Assessment, found that 76 per cent of conference meeting planners attending this week’s event use technology mostly for marketing, followed by making presentations (68 per cent) and networking (56 per cent).

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