by By Lisa Grimaldi | September 09, 2009

Association meetings are feeling the heat but faring better than other segments of the industry, according to a survey of 120 international association executives. The study, conducted in June by IMEX, the international meeting exhibition held annually in Frankfurt, Germany, and the International Convention & congress Association, reveals that none of the respondents canceled meetings in 2009. Furthermore, 60 percent said their 2009 conventions achieved or were expected to achieve increased or flat delegate attendance vs. previous years. On the downside, 74 percent said the economic downturn had impacted their organizations. In other findings, half of those polled said they intended to select lower-cost destinations and venues for future meetings. To download a PDF of the full survey results, click here.