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by Sarah J.F. Braley | August 08, 2011

Meeting Professionals International has released attendance numbers for its recent World Education Congress, held in Orlando last month. About 2,500 traveled to the convention, with 225 companies purchasing 3,534 hosted-buyer appointments for the new program that replaced the organization's usual trade show. Further breakdowns of the figures, such as how many planners attended and how many of those planners were hosted buyers, still are being determined. On the smartphone front, the WEC app for iPhone/iPod took the crown, being downloaded 851 times, followed by 465 downloads for the iPad app and 273 for the BlackBerry.