by Allen J. Sheinman | April 17, 2013

 A new professional program — the Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Exposition Exchange — debuted on Sunday, April 14, during the final day of the weeklong 38th annual Mountain Travel Symposium held in Snowmass, Colo. This first-ever MICE Exchange brought together 46 professional meeting planners and 110 representatives from destinations and lodging properties in a series of pre-scheduled appointments. "The response we received from both the planners and the suppliers was overwhelmingly positive," said Michael Pierson, president of Resort Industry Marketing, producer of the symposium. "We plan to expand the program for the next Mountain Travel Symposium in Breckenridge [Colo.] next year."