Lingering Problems of Perception

Most Planners Say the ‘AIG Effect' Still Influences Decisions

0910NL Research top chartAlthough it's been two years since AIG's notorious shareholder's meeting, many organizations still fear the backlash associated with holding lavish events. Just 18 percent of 129 planners who responded to a recent M&C Research survey believe the so-called AIG Effect is no longer an issue.

0910NL Research pie chartsMore than one-third (37 percent) expect meetings at luxury hotels will be negatively perceived through 2011; 39 expect it will take longer to shake the image problem. Certain market segments are more deeply affected by perception concerns than others. For results by industry, go to

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