Citing its members' budgetary travel restrictions,Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International , Chandler, Ariz., said it will postpone its annual North American fall conference until next spring. The group is comprised of manufacturers as well as information technology hardware and software companies, system integrators and other affiliated businesses. MESA said it still plans to host a European Conference Oct. 27-28 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
A member poll found that 68 percent of MESA members have travel restrictions through the remainder of this year. Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of members surveyed said they would not be able to attend a fall convention.
Manufacturing group postpones meeting
May 20, 2009