June 15, 2005

Meeting Professionals International has released the second in a series of position papers from its Global Corporate Circle of Excellence. The new paper, "360 Degrees of Influence: Demonstrating Professional Value Through the Development of a Strategic Meetings Management Program," can be downloaded free at the GCCE website (www.gccoe.mpiweb.org). A toolkit on the circle's website has been updated with sample business plans, budget templates and more. The next paper from the group will be released in September and is tentatively titled: "360 Degrees of Partnership: Bringing Planners and Suppliers Together Through Collaborative Business Process."