The October 2009 Business Barometer from Meeting Professionals International, released yesterday, shows senior-level meeting professionals continue to feel good about the near future of their businesses. When asked which trend will most affect meetings over the next six months, 12 percent of the 300 respondents said optimism regarding the future economy and business, up from 3 percent just three months ago. Another 10 percent, however, cited the poor economy, compared with 6 percent in August, and 10 percent also cited indecision due to economic worries, up one percentage point. Those surveyed continue to show attendance and spending are down significantly since 2008. To see the full report, click here.