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In brief for Feb. 21, 2007

Brit of all right Broadcast live for the first time in nearly 20 years, the annual Brit Awards in London last week featured a sophisticated video presentation by XL Video including 10 high-definition feeds mixed with live action onstage IMAG. Two screens--one heart-shaped and the other a standard TV shape--displayed the range of images ...

MPI cleans house Five senior staffers were let go from Dallas-based MPI last week, according to MeetingsNet, our sister e-newsletter. Former L.A. Inc. senior vice president of sales, service and membership Katie Callahan-Giobbi has joined MPI as executive vice president, MPI Foundation and strategic partnerships, and Didier Scaillet has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of global development ...

Road food Some 17 percent of American leisure travelers sought out culinary or wine-related activities during the last three years, the Travel Industry Association said last week. The study "confirms that wine and culinary experiences are a driver of destination choice," a TIA spokesperson said.

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