Electronic Meetings Gain Traction

Electronic Meetings Gain Traction
Planners find value in specific methods for particular meetings

By Kinley Levack
In the past 25 years -- and even more so since the Internet became commercially viable in the mid-1990s -- the role of electronic meetings has occasionally arisen as a hot topic. In short, will face-to-face meetings be replaced? Will meeting planners soon be relics of a time gone by?

Today, tightened airport security and travel limitations, byproducts of terrorism, are sparking strong interest in electronic meeting methods. And the truth is that e-meetings are steadily gaining a foothold in some meetings market segments.

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