Both companies will retain their brand names and headquarters.
Research project will take three years to complete.
Findings are based on ROI Institute methodology.
Inaugural show draws 2,400 to Baltimore.
Association uses AIBTM platform to announce benchmark results.
Agenda includes induction of "industry icons" into CIC Hall of Leaders.
Meetings oversight agency produces new statement and disciplinary policy.
Organization responds to planner demand.
MEET will roll out during the national show in September.
Benchmarks have been adopted by the CIC.
New club joins with 31 members.
Vienna remains top convention city.